Christophe Battifero is a self-taught photographer. With him, talent is innate and he brings a pure and unadorned look at the subjects he chooses to photograph. For years, he made photography, his passion, while exercising various purely food professions. Then, one day, following a very serious motorcycle accident, he took stock of his life and decided to live his passion intensely. What could have become a tragedy sparked in him a start, an introspection and a questioning of his life, of his future and of what he really wanted to be. From this desire to fully realize himself and assume his passion, his rebirth was born. He then devoted himself entirely to his art and quickly stood out. He was then approached by a gallery in La Plaine which noticed his photographs on Instagram. 9 photographs are then selected for the CJD exhibition. He then decided to create his own company and obtained numerous contracts to cover prestigious events such as Marseille Capitale du sport 2017, October Fest and Cross Fit at the Salle Vallier and the Prado. The Cross Fit is, for the uninitiated, a sporting event that combines endurance and bodybuilding indoors and outdoors. During this event, Christophe produced remarkable portraits of competitors whose faces are incredibly expressive. He also took sublime pictures during the Juris'Cup. One of his main qualities, besides his incredible reactivity, is the acuity of his gaze which knows how to seize the fleeting, fleeting, ephemeral moment to immortalize it and make it lasting. Even its landscapes are not static. When he photographs the sea, for example, it does not remain frozen. His photo gives the impression of moving and the sea being agitated by waves, spray and tides. Photographer, "Long exposure", Christophe Battero, after devoting himself to landscapes now has a dream: To go on a humanitarian trip. He decided not to get lost in the trap of the postcard, as beautiful as it is… He wants to shoot people, to capture looks, expressions, to capture life, real life that throbs. Catherine Merveilleux: magazine "Le jour et la nuit"
1st prize photo competition Juri's cup Marseille 2018
Permanent exhibition art gallery Espace carte blanche Marseille