Raphaël Blassselle, free-lance photographer based in Paris, France.
I work on social issues (rural development, immigration, isolation, family) inspired by my humanist education and my university studies in Economics.
Technically, I photograph as a photo-reporter- always being at the heart of the action, unobtrusively, adapting to the shooting conditions and controlling natural light-, however my approach is resolutely aesthetic and personal. In that sense, analog Black & White is a natural choice.
Within the framework of these projects and even for assignments, I realize - alone or in a team- digital multimedia narratives, linking to my images texts, sounds and videos. Building on my experience with digital studio Frite, I explore transmedia storytelling, logical outcome of my multimedia projects.
For assignments (corporate, editorial, NGO, artists), I work shooting reportage and portrait mainly with digital cameras.
I also teach reportage and Multimedia motion in some Parisian photography schools.
Shows: Festival ItaliaArt, Saint-Denis Expos Photos, Festival Chroniques Nomades, Accademia d’Egitto, Museo Zooologico, …
Issues: "Crossroads" (e-book from Corridor Elephant editions), Private magazine- international photo review, Shoot me Magazine, Avvenimenti, Narcomafie, …
Assignments: Médecins du Monde, SFR, Parties Prenantes, La Fémis, FAO, AVSF, Ministère des Affaires Sociales et de la Santé, CAFPI, Gazette Santé Sociale, Yannis Kounellis, Fédération Française de Boxe, Synergie, Corps Psychose et Psychanalyse, Mairie de Montrouge, CGI Business Consulting …
Awards: Coup de Coeur SFR Jeunes Talents- Chroniques Nomades 2008
"Photography is an adventure just as life is an adventure. If a man wishes to express himself photographically, he must understand, surely to a certain extent, his relationship to life." Harry Callahan.