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----------------------------------------------------....................---.INTERVIEW WITH GUI BRIGAUDIOT



First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide noovoeditions.com with this interview. Please tell us more about yourself and background and what made you become a photographer?

At first I wanted to be a comic book artist, but when I was 17, I went to that fabulous exhibition in Paris at the Centre Pompidou called “Féminin-Masculin: le sexe de l'art.” They were showing the work of performance artists such as Michel Journiac, Orlan, and Hermann Nitsch as well as photos by Gilbert and George, Robert Mapplethorpe and Larry Clark. It had a huge impact on me since I was in the middle of a teenage identity crisis. That’s when I began to do some self-portraits with my camera. I showed them at school for an end-of-year exhibition, but the teacher tried to censor it. She hid my photos behind a curtain, but everyone would go look at them and I got all sorts of reactions. Some thought I really had a problem, some others tried to interpret my work...

Your manipulations are pretty unique and full of creativity. Where does your inspiration come from? How do you come up with the ideas?

My inspiration mostly comes from movies. I watch lots of them but am mostly interested in that kind of movies where the main character is old enough to be wise and somehow manages to find a balance between loneliness and dignity. I could quote Aronofsky's « The Wrestler », Eastwood's « Unforgiven », Daldry's « The Hours » and Amenabar’s « Mar Aldentro ». Good movies must make you think, otherwise it's just sterile entertainment to me. I also love to give birth to what scares me or fascinates me the most: poisonous women, freaks and bogeymen.

What, for you personally are the pros and cons of being a photographer?

On one hand Photography is still not always considered a noble art by most people (painting is always) but on the other hand it can be very quick to take a fantastic photograph. With some luck anyone could do a good photo.

What do you do to stay inspired?

I stop doing photography for long weeks or months until frustration drives me crazy. When you are the most frustrated is always the best time to find inspiration. Once I get an idea, I have to shoot it pretty quickly before I change my mind, or before the idea gets buried under new ones.

What do you enjoy shooting the most?

At the time models. They have to be open minded enough to accept doing something else than pure fashion.

What do you aspire for in the long run? What are your dreams as a photographer and an artist?

I wish someone from the movies would see my work and give me a chance to be a director. I would do a movie with the aesthetic of Tom Ford's « A single man » and the emotion of González Iñárritu's « 21 grams ». I'm less and less convinced that photography is wide enough to tell my stories. Especially since you can record movies with digital cameras!

We found your work quite interesting, not only for the use of the photographic tecniques but for the concept behind those pictures. Would you explain a little bit what do you want to express in your work?

My goal is ultimately to tell stories. I’m not an intellectual, there’s no message in my photos. Symbolism, yes, but no message. Freedom of interpretation is important to me.
That's what people feel when they see my work that matters to me.

What artists and photographers are you influenced by, and whom do you enjoy?

I have never been particularly influenced by photographers but I do admire the work of Eugenio Recuenco and Erwin Olaf. I also enjoy many fashion photographers who are very creative.

About your work. Behind all the magic that the pictures has got. There is a hard digital work, isn´t it?

Not that much, I basically do the shoot with a make-up or FX artist and a model in my studio and leave the photos almost raw. I just level up the curves in Photoshop a little bit to punch up the contrast, and this is it! Next shoot!

Do you think the future of photography is now permanently attached to the computer or will traditional techniques always thrive?

There is no need for being nostalgic forever. Digital photography looks better and better everyday. You can also recreate the effects of old analogue films.

What do you like most to photograph? Or in which area do you feel more comfortable, fashion shots, location shots, art shots….?

Nowadays I mostly like to find a gap between art photography, fashion photography and the movies. I became bored with shooting on a white background in my studio, I need to go outdoor now.

What are your coming projects?

I've always wanted to do something with fancy vampires. Nothing you imagine when you think about vampires. They don't need fangs and blood to be vampires! I also have to do some short films with all the bogeymen I've been creating for the past 10 years. Horned gods, Beef Boy and some other monsters you wouldn't like to meet by night in a dead end street!


Gui Brigaudiot
More Info: http://www.viciousart.com


 
 
 

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