Daniel Nassoy


I discovered photography by photographing Paris in black and white film and developing my photos myself. This discovery occurs as I detach myself more and more from the profession that I practiced at the time: IT for large companies. I discovered through numerous exhibitions of 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 and coded world of computers. In 1997 I decided to give up my profession for another path, multimedia, and in 1998 I perfected my retouching technique by following several training courses. In 2001 I registered at the Maison des Artistes as a graphic designer and art photographer. Since that day I work as a freelance photographer and graphic designer. For my first shots I use the traditional methods of black and white photography, sometimes tinged with a touch of sepia (24x36 film, with bend). Then I use modern technological means (computers, scan, Photoshop software, large digital prints in the lab) before going to digital shooting 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 trajectory as a “photo'graphist” began with the creation with very simple means - a few lights, a black wall hanging - of a small night theater where I explore the male naked bodies. Many models lend themselves to this fantastical game, where the objective holds 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 eyes. This period saw the birth of my “a-PARIS-tions” series. It is in the space of a real decor, sometimes real, sometimes reinvented, that I deploy my nudes, at the end of a work of poetic projection where photo'graphiste magic gives its full measure. I continue to add new models for my flagship series “Homme Objets” to meet the use of the human body in advertising. This step is important for me because from a very aesthetic approach I pass to a claiming approach. 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 find themselves embedded. This series represents my support for everyday struggles against homophobia. Since 2017, I have been working on a new series "Transparences" whose objective is to photograph a group 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 L'Émoi Photographique Festival March 28- April 12, 2020 - “Diversions” in Angoulême Selected to participate in the NPDP Nuits photographiques de Pierrevert Festival which took place from July 25 to 28, 2019 Selected to participate in the L'Émoi Festival 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 Photographic Meetings for the Voies Off of Arles in july 2016

- April 2019: collective exhibition of the OFF photo month, Génie de la Bastille gallery, Paris - July 2018: collective exhibition "MODELES" with Rosemary Piolais and Anne Malvy, Génie de la Bastille gallery, Paris - April 2018: participation at the L'Émoi Photographique Festival March 24- April 29 “The body in all its states” in Angoulême - December 2017: collective exhibition “Small formats”, Génie de la Bastille gallery - December 2017 collective exhibition “HYBRIDES” with the Artists at la Bastille, at Espace Commine, Paris - July to October 2017 “Homme OBJETS” exhibition during the Voies-Off and Arles photo meetings - May 2017 “Transparences” exhibition during the European Nude Photography Festival in Arles - December 2016 collective exhibition “Let's take a walk in the woods” with the Artists at the Bastille, at the Espace Commine, Paris - November 2016 “BODYscape” exhibition, Génie de la Bastille gallery, Paris - Participation in the “Voies Off” with the Menu s of the Body during the Photographic Meetings of Arles. Exhibition at the “Des Filles et des Garçons” fair from July 4, 2016 to September 30, 2016. - June 2016 “POP” collective exhibition Galerie du Génie de la Bastille, Paris - June 2016 “Nos boites de Pandore” collective exhibition with the Artists at la Bastille Galerie des AAB, Paris - Participation in the “European Nude Photo Festival” with Cartes du Corps. Exhibition at the Palais de l'Archevêché in Arles from 6 to 16 May 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 Salle Olympe de Gouges, Paris - March 2014 “Homme Objets” exhibition at the bar IN OUT Paris - many other exhibitions since the 2000s !