Photographer Giles Daoust's approach is to bring together the worlds of nature photography and “genre” cinema. He delves into the small marvels of nature that we too often take for granted, and tries to bring forward strange moods and supernatural elements that the untrained eye can easily miss. (www.expoGD.com)
After following international news and major sports events, covering the wars in Lebanon and Afghanistan, François Darmigny became a freelance photographer in the middle of 90, feeling the need to explore new photographic world more in line with his own conception of the image. He decided "not to undergo the action but to create it myself preferring fulfill my part."
His world: capture and immortalize the emotions, personalities, attitudes and characters by giving them a dimension and an artistic soul. His moto: putting people at the centrer of the image.
Growing up, Jean-Claude Deutsch had only one obsession : become a photo journalist for Paris Match Magazine. In the early 1960's, he met the editor-in-chief of a prestigious French publication. The editor barely looked over his desk and, with distain and contempt, dismissed the young man and advised him to consider a different profession.
However, Jean-Claude Deutsch kept working and in 1965 he was hired by Paris Match.
Born in 1952, the photographer Michel Giniès integrated
the famous international photography agency Sipa Press in 1972. The photographer of celebrities covers Parisian parties
and follows the international stars coming in Paris. That was the "Dolce Vita" time in Paris.
Best known for portraits of young people, Stéphane Gizard’s gentle eye manages to capture the beauty and fragility of his subjects, which have included both celebrities and strangers. His work reveals their sensuality and brings out the expression of a truth and intimate questioning. In parallel to working closely with the press and the advertising industry, Stéphane has spent ten years photographing a cross-section of 16-20 years old; from his perspective the defining and decisive phase of one's life sitting at the end of adolescence and at the beginning of adulthood. A period of self-reflection and fragility.
After finishing his photography studies at the American Centre of Paris in 1986, The photographer Pascal Ito worked together with the agency Sygma, . At Sygma, he took portraits of artists for magazines. He also worked as a photographer on film sets on the side.
Since 2003, he works as a freelance photographer and takes numerous portraits ordered by magazines, advertisement, television and the show posters. He also works on personal series.
Photographer, art creator and architect, the artist Jean-Paul Lubliner carried out a photographic project around the Eiffel Tower – 365 days before the year 2000. Every day, he went to the Eiffel Tower and grasped the atmospheres and lights that were offered by the Iron Lady, light up by his countdown.
The photographer Jean Marie Marion started working with Carolyn Carlson and Maurice Béjart after his studies in fine arts. Interested in fashion, he became one of the topmodels of the 1980’s.
After that, he went behind the camera to realize many reports of personalities for the press.
In 1964, Richard Melloul was a laboratory assistant at the Damas agency before entering the lab of the Gamma Presse Images agency, founded amongst others by Raymond Depardon and Jean Lattès in may 1968.
From 1974 to 2002, Richard Melloul was part of the staff at the Sygma agency.
The photographer then created his own society and became an independent photographer.
Since 2011, Kai Schäfer has been dedicating himself to his first big photo-art-project “Worldrecords”.
For this photo series, including about 100 photographs up to now, he photographs the great albums of music history, as for example The Clash, Pink Floyd and Kraftwerk, in an oversized format on record players that have become legendary too. The result is a tribute to unforgettable analogues worlds of sound.
He declared : "besides professional photography, my focus always has been on music".
After graduating from California State University with a degree in Fine Arts, Stephanie Slama studied photography with Elle magazine art director Peter Knappthe at the Paris Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Graphiques / Penninghen.
She is currently working as a professional photographer and art director creating advertising, catalogue, editorial, celebrity portraiture, and other published works for many brands. She is represented in Paris by the Photo12 agency of Valerie Anne Giscard d’Estaing and in London by Millennium.
Since he was 14 years old, Jean-Michel Turpin has been fascinated by photography. To enter the business, he made himself a fake press card and took his first steps as a photographer in Paris.
After studying Fine Arts, he began his professional career in 1985.
This great photographer's fashion and beauty work appeared in Glamour, Seventeen, New York Times Magazine, Esquire … He also realized several advertising campaigns for diverse clients, including Revlon, Clairol, L’Oréal, Dior, Avon, Chanel, YSL, Clarins … Since 2000, he has been focusing on portraiting women that are not "topmodels" to reveal their beauty.
Maurice Renoma is a French couturier, designer, scenographer and photographer, known for influencing fashion since the 60s.
During the beginning of the 90s, Maurice Renoma developed a new passion for another medium: the image. His is life itself, in its extraordinary normality, beame the main subject of his photographs. His cameras accompanies him on every one of his trips around the world.
Introduced in 1967 to the world of rock music by the founder of the Rolling Stones, Jann Wenner, Baron Wolman becomes the official photographer of the magazine. Author of the Jimi Hendrix's photographs, he also covers concerts of the Fillmore West in San Francisco and the mythic Woodstock 1969.
June Stolian is a French artist and photographer based in Paris.
He makes portraits of free women in an imaginary world.
To create this colorful and fantastical universe, he works in studio with his models and diverts objects from the daily life, vintage clothes and different materials. The result is a fusion between shapes and colors, a blend between reality and pixels.
More than 11 years ago, Takeshi Shikama lost himself in a forest, intrigued by the darkness of the trees. The next day, he came back to the same place with a photographic camera in ordrer to try to capture its essence, its soul. Since that moment, he did not stop photographying Japanese, American and European forests.
After studying engineering in Paris, Patrick Rimond moved to Japan where he spent nine inspiring years. In Osaka, he fully dedicated himself to photography, exhibiting in galleries and also working for magazines. His Japanese portraits and urban landscape are a straight and sensitive capture of reality. The subtlety of Japanese spirituality allowed him to find a backing to adjust his relationship to the world.
Jean-Baptiste Isambert is an artistic photographer. Born in Chartres in 1980, he has been living and working in Haute-Savoie since 2012. With a background in professional photography, he has practiced in numerous photographic domains before dedicating himself to his artistic aspirations.