THE INEFFABLE DREAM
Ineffable means "more than can be expressed". This is a group more than 15 years ago in Grenoble, France, who dedicate their spare time to making masks and costumes that look like nobody else's do. That's why they are innefable. They are at the Venice carnival every year and for the rest of the year they tour throughout France. You can look them up at
This year some children came with costumes and quite a few of the “Ineffables” wore traditional Venitian carnival costumes.
It’s now 20 years that I have been photographing the Ineffables since we met in 1989. This year, they came to the Corte Grimani again after a two year pause. When we are staying in the same hotel/residence it is much easier to organize the shootings.
After a pause of one year, the Ineffables are back in Venice again.
This must be the 21st time!!!.
They still have their originality and invention.
2008 is the 20th anniversary of the Ineffables.
They will celebrate this in Grenoble on the 19th of April.
This year there were less costumes but the quality was excellent.
Joëlle, we missed you very much !
Since 1988, they are always present at the carnival.
This year was no exception. Anne-Marie, their visual artist is retiring this year.
Well done, Anne-Marie and good luck.
Although the weather dampened our spirits many wonderful things happened including the memorable visit to CA DI DIO in the heart of Venice. The majority of the Ineffables turn out in costume and everybody was delighted. Loulou was there as well.
A rendezvous for next year has already been put in the agenda.
18 years already ! 15 years ago I met the Ineffables in Venice.
This year was a big anniversary.
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