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The bizarre, twilight world of Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballesteros

The French have a far superior saying for what we call twilight: “entre chien et loup,” which literally translates as “between dog and a wolf.” That half-lit window between day and night is ascribed all kinds of mystique, and for Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballesteros, it inspired his dark and subterranean series Entre Chien et Loup. Looking to the in-between, his photographs show an underworld of figures shrouded in fur, leather and lingerie, musclemen and female bodybuilders and particularly jarring flashes of kitsch. As Maxime puts it, “the familiar takes an unknown face, and the limit between domestic and wild, comfort and fear get unclear.”

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Maxime Ballesteros: Entre Chien et Loup

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Maxime Ballesteros: Entre Chien et Loup

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Maxime Ballesteros: Entre Chien et Loup

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Maxime Ballesteros: Entre Chien et Loup

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Maxime Ballesteros: Entre Chien et Loup