Lives and works in Brittany

Experiencing life
From an early age, Philippe realized that photography would become the best way for him to express his emotions, and chose to blend his life and his passion. His work as a photographer mainly revolves around exploring territories as well as the relationships between individuals and their environment(s). He catches for us glimpses of urban or rural places, mid-way between a documentary and a personal interpretation of space. But he also invites us to discover, through more intimate sets of photos, his efforts to carry across what cannot be touched, memories, dreams and silences, and to turn each photo into a poem. Not to secede from the past, but rather bring it back into the light.

A poetic approach
Black and white or colours ?Square or panoramic formats ? From film to digital photography, it is often the pattern that leads to the choice of the technique used. Separating personal from professional works is no longer an issue for Philippe: all the topics he deals with are for him a new playground, onto which he can experiment his ever evolving photographic « writing » style. Navigating between realism and poetry, beyond appearances, he transposes each subject via a personal narrative style, much more suggestive than descriptive. An attentive and passionate witness, as well as a solitary creator, he likes to work on long-term projects such as books or exhibitions.

Public relations
Thanks to his intimate approach to objects, his permanent quest for perfect light and his strong photographic style, Philippe is regularly sought by public and private companies to work on communication projects.

Références clients/ references
ArMen, Bretagne Magazine, Nantes Métropole, Vivre Ici, Opéra de Nantes, C.A.U.E, Floralies de Nantes, Conseil Général de Loire-Atlantique, Compa Ancenis, Editions Scoop, Gallimard, Flammarion, Editions Ouest France, Interloire, Reader Digest, Viti-Service, Société Générale, Crédit Agricole, Nouvel Observateur, CDT de Loire Atlantique, Conseil Général d’Ille et Vilaine, Toyota, Le Figaro, Conseil Général d’Indre et Loire, Conseil Régional des Pays de Loire, SEM Pays de Loire, Mairie de Tours, Angers Loire Tourisme, IDVin, Le Voyage à Nantes, Ligérien’s Yatching, Siloë, La Nouvelle République, Michelin Travel, Coop Breiz, Géo Voyage, Demeures et Châteaux, Parc Botanica, Conservatoire des rives de Loire, EuroRscg et Cie

Bibliographie/ bibliography
Nantes Nantes, 2010, Editions Coiffard, 224 pages
Folies Siffait, 2009, Editions Coiffard, 160 pages
Bretagne Panoramic, 2008, Editions Coiffard, 190 pages
Anjou de vignes en caves,2005, Editions Anjou, 150 pages
La Loire, 2004, Editions Coiffard, 208 pages
Nantes ,Mille ans d’histoire, 2003, Editions Siloë, 128 pages

Traduction des textes du site en anglais par Catherine KRYSTKIEWICZ