Among Bochet's subjects are a half-charred yet still proud-looking male lion, a contorted Nile crocodile and poignantly ash-flecked butterfly cases, which appear alongside portraits of Deyrolle owner Louis Albert de Broglie and other Paris fixtures.
Of the still-life images (some of which are now on exhibit at the store, which re-opened last month after a complete renovation) Bochet says, "I wasn't trying to interpret or dramatize anything--there was no need to. It's just incredible to see animals that have died and been given a second life in a way, through taxidermy, and then died a second time in a fire. And now, it's as if photography is giving them a third life."
Photographs by Laurent Bochet (above).