I'm a french photographer born in 1975 in New Caledonia . After growing up in Britain, i moved to Paris at age 18 and worked in the video game for 6 years. I continued in the post-production by creating 2 3D animation studios and digital special effects in 1999 and 2004 working on animated films and commercials. Strangely it was not until October 2012 that i began to take his first photographies. "It was a revelation ! See a shock. For the first time in my life , I discovered a real creative freedom without constraint or imposed upon me anything. One thing that has never happened to me in my job in 20 years! I was free of my artistic choices without anyone interfering in any way whatsoever! And I wondered how it was he that photography was not obvious to me before? " A revelation that allows myself today to consider a new career in the photo in which i intend to henceforth provide express his creativity!
«I am primarily a portrait painter, lover of faces and emotions that can restore a look, an expression of body movement.
I have a preference for rendering homage to the painting of the neoclassical period. the set of lights and colors that highlight the natural beauty of the models.
A style that tries to get away from the dictates of modern representation of women to return to ue some form of grace and gentleness. I also love nude photography allows me to working in a more creative way»
First, I draw each portrait on paper, based on the chosen model.
The drapes are order on a fabric in Paris. I choose those accoding the colors and the material for the reflections of lights on them.
I use mostly flash lights or Constant lights for the most complex lightings. I work with very soft lights in clair -obscur configuration. The posing of the model and the use of draping help for the neoclassical aspect. After I take a lot of time for color grading to reproduce the rendering of ancient painting (without any plugins)
my inspiration come from mostly from ancient painters as Ingres, Le Caravage etc....
I shoot with Nikon D80OE. As I said with flash or Constant lights. I feel great during the session. It must be a good moment for both (model and photographer). Better we feel, better will be the photo.
The shooting lasts 2 or 3 hours but the essential of this time is to know the model and to help her to feel fine before shooting. The time for shooting is around 10 to 30 mn. I work to make only one picture. (it's why it's designed before). Generally the atmosphere durint the shooting is joyful and funy, making jokes and lintening music... Very different that might suggest the final result.