"Mysterious shadows, human bodies reduced to outlines, mysterious beings that emerge from mirror images and repeatedly the female body. Pierre Joël's photographs are erotic ambiguities. With his symbolic and partly surrealistic works, he turns to the mystery of the body: taboo nudity serves as a means of expression on his photographic journey. He sometimes portrays women as seductive icons, sometimes as fragile beings, which always remain ambiguous and unattainable.
Pierre Joël is experimenting with both the body and the medium itself. He renounces digital image processing and returns to the origins and the pioneers of photography. He achieves the effects that are characteristic of his work by using mirrors, glass panes, reflective plates and other materials. His paintings thus acquire a mysterious radiance and authenticity that make his photographs so special. "
Stefanie Kinsky, journalist