Florian Schmitt

Born in 1980 in Germany. Lives and works in Paris.
Graduated from a Masters in Photography and Contemporary Art at the University of Paris 8, and a Masters in Art at the University of Siegen.

In order to better understand my work, a quick description of the process is necessary: ​​there is an upstream image search (I take "photographic notes" on my laptop: I photograph buildings, light, model / pattern ). These notes are then sorted to build personal archives. After that, we must print and cut the photos, group and make the model, and rephotographier. This whole process is based on the interest of the city, perception, the medium of photography (frontality / flat, light, perspective), graphics, material, construction, DIY chance. When I start a job, I always have an idea / image that I would like to build. All this is never final. In working, chance and play play an important role. This balance between preparation and DIY allows me to build free arrangements. Even if the result looks like a photograph made in digital (with Photoshop or other software) the whole model that I make is built by hand. Only the shooting is done by a digital camera.