I typed some words in my Journal about photographing a 17-member Afrobeats band called Lagos Roots.  Read about the project here


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This project will explore impulsive human behavior.  This project will illustrate the kind of behavior that usually sits behind the veil of what is socially acceptable.  Each image will answer the following question:  What happens when impulse leads to over-indulgence?

The photographs proposed are loosely based on real people who I know and/or have met.  The project will be presented as a series of short surreal stories that all take place in a high-rise apartment building.  Each image will have a strong concept created by:

  • Design
  • Narrative
  • Texture
  • Color
  • Contrast

The photographs will convey a strong sense of design through the use of shapes, linear perspective, implied and psychic lines.  Design, texture, color and contrast will be used to move the viewer’s eyes throughout each image.

The inspiration for this project come from the building that I live in and the following:

Starting Mood Board for the Project

Starting Mood Board for the Project

Here is a proposed list of pictures.  Attached to each photo idea are descriptive words defining the basic infrastructure of the image.

  1. “Colorful Insanity”  |  Eclectic  |  Tattoo  |  Swinger  |  Nude
  2. “Perfect Couple”  |  Dramatic  |  Minimal  |  Beautiful  |  Psychopath
  3. “The Beast”   |  Deranged  |  Mysterious  |  Giant  |  Human
  4. “Twins”  |  Opposites  |  Creepy  |  Female  |  Enticing
  5. “The Old Lady”  |  Stale  |  Clutter  |  Knitting  |  Enchanting
  6. “The Scream”  |  Bondage  |  Extreme |  Pleasure
  7. “The Gentleman”  |  Proper  |  Polite  |  Honest  |  Cheerful
  8. “Fabulous”  |  Androgynous  |  Shameless  |  Happy
  9. “The Smoker”  |  Emaciated  |  Gray  |  Leathery  |  Waiting

I would love to collaborate with:

  • Models and/or Actors (Male & Female)
  • Hair & Makeup Stylists
  • Wardrobe stylists
  • Set Designers
  • Creative/Art Directors

If you would like to collaborate with me on this project, please email me at  sean@seandufrene.com

This project is a work in progress.  It will be captured and printed digitally.


Big Dick of the House | ©2008, Sean DuFrene, All Rights Reserved

The “JACK” series is a project I created that visually illustrates my father’s personality.  My dad was the primary model.   The location of the project was the house I grew up in Huntington Beach, California.  Images from the series will be on exhibit at the KONA Gallery starting January 25, 2014.  Please come out to view all the debauchery and drink a few at the opening reception!

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 25, 2014

TIME: 6:00PM – 11:00PM

LOCATION: KONA Gallery 412 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672

ATTIRE: Mostly classy, a little bit trashy

Exhibit will run for approximately two months


I’m very honored to have one of my images hanging in the Hahnemühle booth, representing the paper company at the Salon de la Photo Expo in Paris, France.  This is serendipitous considering that I  recently switched to their paper for my portfolio.  You can read about the back-story to this image here.  Here is what the Hahnemühle booth looks like:







Food is important here. Eating in Brac is like an athlete training for a sport. The day is centered around the preparation and consumption of food.
Wake up, eat a snack. Then, put pants on and walk down to the local farmer’s market to buy fish and produce for dinner. On the walk back, stop to have coffee and a pastry. Once back at home, make a proper breakfast. Today’s breakfast was scrambled eggs, a tomato, pepper & cucumber salad, prosciutto, ham and three varieties of local cheese. All of this dipped in mayonnaise, which is dispensed from what looks like a toothpaste tube.
After breakfast, head out to the beach for a bit, then go for an afternoon coffee and gelato. Walk home and take a nap.
Wake up and prepare dinner. Tonight’s dinner included muscles steamed in white wine & garlic. Scampi sauted in diced tomatoes, white wine and garlic. Leaf fish baked with rosemary. All of that served with steamed potatoes and chard tossed in olive oil. Homemade red and white wine, dispensed from recycled plastic water bottles, washed down the meal.
After dinner, walk down to the cafe for dessert. Tonight, it was gelato with sparkling water. Walk up the hill to the apartment and go to bed. Wake up and do it all over again.

PS: It was all delicious!





Bangkok Market

“Thailand is a country that will make you sweat without moving, it has bugs the size of a man’s hand and lot’s of women with penises (or so I’m told).  The locals are friendly and the food is delicious.  All in all, it’s an amazing country to visit.”  This was from an essay I wrote about my travels in Thailand.  It pretty much sums up the trip I took last August (2012).  You can read more about my trip here.


Train Merchant Selling Food

Two of my photographs (above) were recently selected to be in The U.S. Embassy’s 180th Photography exhibition in Thailand.




The exhibit has traveled from Bangkok’s Central World to the Central Airport Plaza mall in Chiang Mai.  Now it’s headed off to Chulalongkorn University’s Arts and Cultural Center from now until September 13th, 2013.  If you’re traipsing through Thailand, stop in and check out the exhibit.  Here are some added dates and locations:

  • Khon Kaen – September 27-29, 2013 (opening ceremony Friday, September 27)
  • Surat Thani – November 15-17, 2013 (opening ceremony Friday, November 15)

It’s an honor to be in this exhibit.  A big thank you goes out to the U.S. Embassy for included me in the exhibit.  Also a big thank you goes out to Florian Trettenbach for sending me photos from the exhibit.

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