Stéphane Loeber-Bottero


Biographical references: Engineer training, work on the light, the architecture, the framing, passionate Stéphane Loeber-Bottero since the mid-1970s where he is initiated to photography. His many travels and stays in the United States contribute to the ripening of his artistic and photographic approach. After making an ambitious photographic project in Venice for more than twelve years, accompanied in his research by artists, visual artists, musicians or photographers, he decided in 2001 to give a public dimension to his works. He exhibited his "Venice - Nocturnes" from 2001 to 2009: at the Bernheim-Jeune Gallery in Paris, at the Salon d'Automne, at the Théâtre d'Epernay, among others. Since then, he declines his "Nocturnes" in New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, London, Paris ... In parallel with his nocturnal visions, Loeber-Bottero devotes himself to portraits and series in black and white. He proposes limited editions with the technical collaboration of the Picto Parisian laboratory.

Works: "Venice, the night / Night in Venice" photographic work of Loeber-Bottero, bilingual French / English, published by Gourcuff Gradenigo, 270 pages, 170 photographs. For more than twelve years, photographer Loeber-Bottero has traveled through the Labyrinth of the Serenissima to build his vision of a poetic and unusual Venice. His photographs, made in the middle of the night, thus account for a silent atmosphere, rarely disturbed by a human presence. The book is organized around nocturnal walks that invite each to meet with places inspired, noble or popular, glitzy or modest, sacred or profane. The reader is thus led to gradually return to the mystery of Venice, and his eyes are changed. "Venice, nocturnes" at Editions Artlys, 127 pages. Venice is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for writers and poets around the world. This anthology, which draws on literature and poetry from the 17th century to the present, highlights the insatiable fascination exercised by this city at night, as Venice takes on an enigmatic and mysterious atmosphere. Without pretending to be exhaustive, this anthology suggests the incredible force of inspiration of the city on the artists. Essential authors have fed on it: George Sand, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Henri de Regnier, Casanova, Thomas Mann or Marcel Proust, among others. Others, more unknown or less read nowadays, punctuate their visions or their sensitive analysis this course. Has not Venice remained the "sublime labyrinth" at the heart of which we love to go astray? Anyone who is passionate about art and beauty where strangeness is not absent, never remain unscathed from a dive into the heart of Venice's nights. From Goldoni and Casanova to Philippe Sollers and Claudie Gallay; through Byron, Wagner, Proust or Hemingway, there are many artists, poets, novelists or musicians, Venetians from birth or of heart, worldly or solitary, to have sung the charm of Venice, at night. Sunsets on the lagoon, opera evenings at La Fenice, melancholic wanderings in the calli, late-night at the Florian, their loving gaze has sublimated over the centuries the image of Venice that we dream today.

2001 Epernay Theater [40 photographs] 2003 Autumn Salon, Paris 2004 Bernheim-Jeune Gallery, Paris 8th [47 photographs including an important triptych] Hype Gallery, Palais de Tokyo, Paris Ecof de France Gallery, Viroflay [16] photographs] 2005 Salon d'Automne, Paris