Antoine Violleau

Photographs

I'm self-taught. I have been doing photography since my youngest age. My father introduced me to the magic of black and white, from development and printing on silver paper to adolescence. I spent nearly ten years abroad to discover the world. I worked in Namibia, Jamaica, Togo, and England. I returned to France and approaching my 40 years, I thought it was time that I realized my dream, to be an independent photographer and to express myself through my creations. In my pictures, whether in a portrait, a reportage or a photo of a landscape, I try to make a strong photo that speaks for itself, that clears the soul of the place, the person or the moment. I work for companies, magazines, communications agencies, events and art experts first. I realize many personal projects that allow me to explore new techniques and express what I have in me. So my self-portraits all represent either a moment, a decision, a feeling, or a thought so important to me that I have to photograph it. It's like therapy. My Landscape Pictures as part of the project 365 days of beauty are like an initiatory journey inside towards the awakening of my consciousness to happiness. The landscapes I photograph are then the mirror of my feelings, of my evolution. It is a romantic vision of nature. I also like to ask how we see the world through different techniques, shooting or post-production. Whether with composite photos, long breaks, spinning motion ... I am my instinct and let me go, I take what explodes to my eyes and transcribe it into an image as I can, as I Want, as my vision of an artist tells me. I do not seek to please, I do it for pleasure, envy and necessity. Thank you for your interest in my work.

I won a photo contest organized by the Gleaner in Jamaica on Spanish Town

I have photos exhibited at the Galerie Artlab in Carquefou and in the communication agency Youconsult in Nantes. My project 365 days of beauty has been selected by the Design Ideas website and is visible at this address: https://www.designideas.pics/365-days-of-beauty/ My artistic work has been the subject of a Profile on blog Wegotalent: http://www.wegotalent.com/artiste/antoine-violleau Two of my portraits of my Halloween series have been published in the magazine Abridged 0-39 (magazine supported by the Arts Council at Northern Ireland) As part of the Belfast Photo Festival: http://abridgedonline.com/abridged-0-39-the-never-never/ and in Dark Beauty Magazine: http://www.darkbeautymag.com/2014/12/ Antoine-violleau / My fashion photos for the designer Alfredo Vaez were published in the magazine Kiss City Mag # 8: http://en.calameo.com/books/004188277d13c00f3f40e