We shot him jumping on a trempoline, asking him to look more suspended in mid-air than actually jumping. Then the rest of the work was done in post-production. I retouched the image for the general style, then handed it over to Sébastien Leblanc for distortion. He used a frame for the video work of Francis to distort him. This way, you could feel the presence of Francis in his porttrait… subtle! We went through several versions before we settled for this one. Sebastien used 3 different types of distortion that were embedded to one another for the final look: distorted lines, tv waves and pixelisation.
I’m pretty happy with this one as it is an unusual portrait, one that is not too litteral but suggestive as to who he is and what he does. I think it truly expresses Francis craft though we appropriated ourselves his work to translate it to our aesthetic.