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Daniel Nassoy

Photographs

I discovered photography by photographing Paris in black and white film and by developing my photos myself. This discovery occurs as I detach myself more and more from the profession I practiced at the time: IT for large companies. Thanks to numerous exhibitions, I discovered photographic artists such as Robert Doisneau, Toni Catany, Joël-Peter Witkin, Sarah Moon, or even Robert Mapplethorpe. I feel more and more locked in this strict, coded world of computers. In 1997 I decided to give up my job for another path, multimedia, and in 1998 I perfected my retouching technique by following several training courses. In 2001 I joined the Maison des Artistes as an art graphic designer-photographer. Since that day I have been working as a freelance photographer and graphic designer. For my first shots I use the traditional methods of black and white photography, sometimes tinted with a touch of sepia (24x36 film, with toning). Then I use modern technological means (computers, scanning, Photoshop software, large digital prints in the lab) before moving on to digital photography to recreate a personal vision of the world, sensations, thoughts and feelings. My technique evolves at the rate of technical advances around the digital image. My career as a “photo-graphic artist” began with the creation with very simple means - a few lights, a black curtain - of a small nocturnal theater where I explore naked male bodies. Many models lend themselves to this fantasy game, where the lens holds up a mirror to the desires and dreams of each. My photographic research is then purely aesthetic. For ten years I will perfect my technique and sharpen my gaze. This period saw the birth of my “a-PARIS-tions” series. It is in the space of a real decor, sometimes real and sometimes reinvented, that I deploy my nudes, at the end of a work of poetic projection in which photo-graphic magic gives its full measure. I continue to add new creations for my flagship series “Homme Objets” as I meet models and glass objects in response to the use of the human body in advertising. This step is important for me because from a very aesthetic approach I move on to a protest process. In 2016, I started the “Body Maps” series where flags and country maps are embedded in male bodies. The pose adopted by the models sometimes gives keys to the acceptance of homosexuality in the countries represented. The cards then become the veins of the bodies or sometimes the bruises in which they are found encrusted. This series represents my support for the everyday struggles against homophobia. Since 2017, I have been working on a new series “Transparencies” whose objective is to photograph a set of very different people to show that every human being is beautiful and can reveal his body for art. Since 2018, I continue my story with a work for the protection of nature and man with the series "Hommes Nature".

Selected to participate in the Festival L'Émoi Photographique March 28- April 12, 2020 - “Détournements” in Angoulême Selected to participate in the NPDP Nuits photographiques Festival in Pierrevert which took place from July 25 to 28, 2019 Selected to participate in the Festival L'Émoi Photographic March 24 - April 29, 2018 - “The body in all its states” in Angoulême Selected in May 2016 for the European Festival of Nude Photography (FEPN) in Arles Presented as part of the Rencontres Photographiques pour les Voies Off d'Arles in july 2016

- May 2021: participation in the Print Festival with the Artists of Ménilmontant, Paris - April-May 2021: participation in the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune with the Artists of Ménilmontant - October 2020: participation in the Open Doors of the Ateliers d 'Artistes de Montreuil - September 2020: participation in the Open Doors of the Ateliers d'Artistes de Ménilmontant, Paris - March 2020: participation in the Printemps des poètes with "La Bibliothèque vagabonde", Paris - November 2019: participation in MENIL'PHOTO 2019, Gallery Ménil'8, Paris - October / November 2019: participation in the Paris 10 Photo Meetings at the Hôtel du Nord, Paris - October 2019: participation in the Open Doors of the Ateliers d'Artistes de Montreuil - September 2019: participation in the Open Doors of the Ateliers d'Artistes de Ménilmontant, Paris - July 2019: participation in the 11th Pierrevert Photographic Nights Festival - June 2019: collective exhibition at the Book Fair Object of Art: "The library vagabonde ”, La Rochelle - May 2019:“ Cartes du corps ”exhibition, at the LGBT ADHEOS center, Angoulème - April 2019: collective exhibition of the month of the OFF photo, Galerie du Génie de la Bastille, Paris - July 2018: collective exhibition“ MODELS ”with Rosemary Piolais and Anne Malvy, Galerie du Génie de la Bastille, Paris - April 2018: participation in the Festival L'Émoi Photographique March 24- April 29“ The body in all its states ”in Angoulême - December 2017: collective exhibition“ Small formats ”, Galerie du Génie de la Bastille - December 2017“ HYBRIDES ”collective exhibition with the Artists at the Bastille, at the Espace Commine, Paris - July to October 2017“ Homme OBJETS ”exhibition during the Voies-Off and photo meetings d'Arles - May 2017 exhibition “Transparences” during the European Festival of Nude Photography in Arles - December 2016 collective exhibition “Promenons-nous dans les bois” with the Artists at the Bastille, at the Espace Commine, Paris - November 2016 “BODYscape” exhibition, Galerie du Génie de la Bastil le, Paris - Participation in the “Voies Off” with the Cartes du Corps during the Rencontres Photographiques d'Arles. Exhibition at the show “Des Filles et des Garçons” from July 4, 2016 to September 30, 2016. - June 2016 collective exhibition “POP” gallery of Genie de la Bastille, Paris - June 2016 collective exhibition “Nos boxes de Pandore” with the Artists at la Bastille galerie des AAB, Paris - Participation in the “European Nude Photo Festival” with the Cartes du Corps. Exhibition at the Palais de l'Archevêché in Arles from May 6 to 16, 2016 - November 2015 collective exhibition “CHRONIQUES” with the Artists at the Bastille at the Bastille Design Center, Paris - November 2015 collective exhibition “MENage à trois” with 2 other Artists gallery du Génie de la Bastille, Paris - November 2014 “PassWorld” collective exhibition with the Artists at the Bastille at the Olympe de Gouges room, Paris - March 2014 “Homme Objets” exhibition at the IN OUT Paris bar - many other exhibitions since the 2000s !