THE PASSER-BY

For this collection, Alexandre Morelli photographed Parisian women for over a year. He captured their gait and their silhouettes, recalling the line from Truffaut’s film The Man Who Loved Women: “Women's legs are compasses that traverse the globe in all directions, giving it balance and harmony.”

Morelli was able to capture the energy of these Parisian women without a trace of voyeurism. The composition of these images is influenced by the dynamic movement within. A black dress obscures part of the frame, high-heeled shoes trace escape routes. For a fleeting instant, these “compass” legs hint at the path of these unknown women, while keeping their destination a mystery.