Hugo Merle


I am a 29 year old artist photographer currently based in Lyon. Completely self-taught, I am passionate about all forms of art, in particular music, cinema, painting and of course photography. Thus, I am naturally inspired by the classy atmosphere of David Lynch's films, the disturbing canvases of Francis Bacon, and the excessive photographs of Storm Thorgerson (designer of the visuals for Pink Floyd), to name but a few. My work revolves around a search for discomfort, surreal and impactful scenes and postures. I work to create, for each of my images, an atmosphere rich in freely interpretable meanings as well as a strong visual aesthetic which results from a real work on the framing and the colors.

Being an "emerging" artist, I was lucky to have already been published on the webzine "the eye of photography" ( / 11 / article / 159937236 / h-days-of-life /), as well as in the magazine "PHOTO" with one of my portraits.