Lucas Laurent, born in 1990, lives and works in Paris.
Lucas Laurent discovered photography when he was just a child. Fascinated by humanitarian photography, like many, it is with Willy Ronis’ pictures and his book Derrière l’objectif (behind the lens) that he discovered the beauty of the Black and White. He first approaches photography using the tradition of film, spending years in a dark room. Photography becomes his way of expression before becoming his career.
It is by the side of modern photography’s big names that he trains. He assists numerous renowned photographers for seven years. It is them who taught him to work with colour and composition.
Lucas Laurent discovers a world of possibilities in which, with patience, he composes the Picture.
Light becomes his accomplice, he tames it to reveal the beauty of nature or to conceal other details.
Lucas Laurent’s photography is dual, as a nature’s lover, he however doesn’t hold back from disturbing it in his work.
Distorting flowers’ natural beauty with women’s artifices, placing the animal as a consumerism’s desire, capturing the attention with colours’ intensity, he composes a contradictory universe with a strong aesthetic, where the picture pushes towards uncertainty, as his work transcend the medium of photography.
Text by Carole Vigezzi
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