A military, Constant Puyo finds in photography an artistic escape and joins Robert Demachy’s Photo Club, in Paris, in 1894. In 1902, he opens his own studio that rapidly becomes international pictoralist movements’s nerve centre. Eager to exalt his images, the French photographer played with many experimental manipulations that helped evoke a symbolic and impressionist manner. Constant Puyo also seemed to have a strong fondness for beautiful women whom he depicted in various studies: nudes, pastoral landscapes, domestic environments, clad in vaporous dressings or elegant garments, from housekeepers to demi-mondaines and dancers. He thus established a work that resonates as an ode to a feminine ideal.