Gregoire Alexandre

Gregoire Alexandre was born in 1972 and studied at the Ecole Nationale de la Photographie, Arles. He came to prominence in the photography section of the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie in 2003 (Villa Noailles, Hyères) and works for the press, including Wallpaper*, Vanity Fair, Esquire UK, Libération, The world of Hermès, GQ Style, Beaux Arts; for the record industry, collaborating with Etienne Daho, Metronomy, Yelle, Bertrand Burgalat, Yann Tiersen; and in advertising for clients such as Westin, Sony, Le Printemps, Louis Vuitton and Absolut.

Julie Blackmon

Julie Blackmon makes stylized, posed portraits of families and children that feel like a singular, strange moment captured in freeze frame.  Born, raised, and still living in and deeply influenced by Missouri, Blackmon's photographs are inspired by her experience of growing up in a large family, her current role as both mother and photographer, and the timelessness of family dynamics. As the oldest of nine children and mother to three, Blackmon uses her own family members and household to "move beyond the documentary to explore the fantastic elements of our everyday lives." Blackmon switched to color film and began using digital technologies to intensify the hue of her photographs, as well as collage elements from multiple shots into one image. The resulting photographs of family life appear at once disorderly and playful, and at times impossible. Blackmon says that the images in her series Domestic Vacations recall the tableaux of 17th century Dutch and Flemish painters. Tailored environments and carefully placed props are often a feature of her work.

Bela Borsodi

Bela Borsodi was born in Vienna 1966. After studying graphic design and fine art he started to work as a photographer. In 1992 Bela moved to New York and in 1999 he focused on still life photography, which is still the main direction of his work. His highly stylized work carries a vibrant, irreverent playful perspective while blasting the viewer with color and humor. Bela lives and works in New York and has an advertising client list that includes Bloomingdales, Galeries Lafayette, Hermes, Baume & Mercier, Intermix, LeSportsac, Nike, Unilqlo, among many others.

Maciek Pozoga

Maciek Pozoga is a French photographer/director who has always been juggling between documentary, art and fiction. Shooting reportage and portraits for magazines such as Vice or GQ, and fashion or commercial work for brands such as Nike, Canon or April 77. His style grows from a specific conception of documentary images, naturalistic and authentic but tinged with poetry, and often linked to the idea of ‘adventure’ : somewhere between Tintin, the 19th century folklorists, Natural history museums, Buñuel movies and art photography.  He also curated a drawing and photography exhibition for Vice at the 12mail Gallery last september in Paris.

Vincent Fournier

Vincent Fournier, b. 1970, France, is an image-maker who combines documentary and staged photography. He studied photography at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles. His ongoing series entitled Space Project reflects his fascination for the space age. His inspiration stems from various things in his youth and by watching movies as 2001: A Space Odessey and Solaris. His large scale images contain an aspect of humor, mainly due to carefully placing his subjects and objects. For this project, as well as his other personal works, he has traveled around the globe. Tour Operator is a body of work inspired by the book Around the world in 80 days by Jules Vernes. He has documented the transformation of landscapes and the interaction between mankind and the environment. In an intelligent and witty manner he directs our eyes to the bizarre and the usual. In his project The Man Machine he carefully staged robots in urban settings and the spaces where they are being developed. Both his projectsTour Operator and Space Project have been released as books. The following images come from the series Space ProjectTour Operator and The Man Machine.