For nearly 20 years, Laurent Baheux has observed the upheavals of the wild world through his lens. A vocation which came to him “in reaction to the madness of men”. Born in 1970, in Poitiers, he made his debut as an autodidact in the early 1990s, during the time of film, as a photographer in the regional sports press. To find a place in the profession, he moved to Paris, where he worked for major photo agencies and media specializing in international sports news.
In 2002, tired of city life and bored of the hectic pace of the sporting events calendar, he turned to Africa and the wildlife of large land mammals. In 2007, after 5 years of shooting in the savannah, he began to show his snapshots of wildlife captured on the spot, instinctively, at random from his encounters with animals. In 2009, he published his first work based on his African work: «Terre des Lions» then in 2011 «D’ivoire & d ́ébène». In 2013, he became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program and participated in the Wild & Precious anti-poaching campaign. Since then, he has campaigned for the respect of living things and natural habitats, against captivity and animal exploitation and actively supports several organizations for the protection of animals and wild lands.
Praised for their aesthetic strength and authenticity, Laurent’s photos are the subject of books, publications, exhibitions, conferences and are shown in galleries in France and abroad.
Since 2018, Laurent has been working with Sony Alpha cameras and Sony G Master lenses, and he has accepted to be one of the brand’s ambassadors.
Photographing his fascination
Q: When did you start doing nude photography?Nicolas Guérin: In a really serious way in 2010, when I met Sheri. But the nude was my first subject when I started photography as an amateur. I was 15 years old, I was in love, and I wanted to keep a trace of this moment. The skills and requirements have changed, but the desire remains the same. To live my life, and to photograph those I love: my loves, my friends. Q: These 3 books represent 12 years of personal work, why did you wait so long?NG: Because these books are a
Exhibition Lux in Tenebris by Patricia Canino
Known for her short films on art and fashion photography, Patricia Canino has done a special photographic work on the drifting icebergs of Greenland. If, from the cinema, she has kept the sense of staging, light work has become the heart of her shooting. With icebergs, images themselves become matter of transformation and light metamorphosis. Slivers of solarized negative light vibrate, the depth of black unfolds in all its power, the white of the ice becomes mineral, the surface of the water takes on metallic reflections. The calm is there, but everything points to a past or future catastrophe. Exhibition
Exhibition & Pop’Up Store in Paris until September, 26th
From September 6 to 14, Liquids Spaces exhibition with Laurent Ballesta, Éric Lamblin and Bruno Bédoc September, 17th,opening of the exhibition with Roland neveu and John Swain. Presentation of the book : Imagine, Reflections on Peace.Register here From September 19 to 26, exhibition Regards by André Carrara + carte blanche to Louise Slaviero Opening Times10am to 8pm, except Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (10pm) and Sundays (6pm). Free Entrance. Getting there 10, rue de Braque 75003 Paris Subway : Rambuteau (line 11), Hôtel-de-Ville (lines 1, 11) Bus : Station Archives – Rambuteau (lines 29, 75) Parking : Georges Pompidou, 41-47 rue