Stéphane Ménard

Photographs

The photographer author started to practice silver black and white from his adolescence, this passion for monochrome has never left him since. It is this passion that he wants to share with you with these two series in B&W: '' Poses between sky and Sea '', using a particular technique, long exposure, which allows to smooth time. Here, contrast is the guiding thread. Contrast between a sea of lead and a tormented sky. Contrast between deep blacks, bright whites and the subtlety of shades of gray. Contrast between the different elements: liquid, (the sea), gaseous, (the clouds) or even solid (stone or wood). The author offers you here a journey into the imagination, along the French shores, the Var coast (Boulouris), passing by the Vermeille coast (Collioure) and the Atlantic coast (Fouras). "Monts et Merveilles", from Nu en clair obscure (low-key). Dedicated to Women and their forms, this series uses this particular lighting to highlight the reliefs of the female body. By subtle light and shadow effects, the author, by photographing the body like a landscape (bodyscape), wanted to highlight the sensuality of Woman. "The cube", this series is dedicated to bodies and their forms. She uses the special technique of '' high-key '', which by light effects with a dominant white dotted with touches of intense black, highlights the sensuality of the bodies. This softness of the High-key lighting contrasts with the themes approached in this series (tattoos, graphic poses like Yoga, Shibari). For the Shibari theme, exposed here, I wanted to give a different look to this Japanese bondage technique. A softness brought by the lighting of the High-Key associated with the beauty of the ropes and knots, contrasts with very erotic postures and the hindrances of the body.

2019- Exhibition at Photo Menton: Series the Cube -Shibari 2019- Guest of honor at the Roquebrune festival in Argens exhibition of the series '' The cube '' 2018 - Exhibition at FotoVar of the series '' The cube '' 2017 - Guest of honor at the Roquebrune sur Argens festival exhibition of the series '' Monts et Merveilles '' and '' Pose entre Ciel et Mer '' 2017 - Photo exhibition of Mouans Sartoux from May 14 to May 15: Series '' Monts et Merveilles '' 2017 - Photo Exhibition '' Black and White '' from April 28 to May 8 in Théoule-sur-Mer: Series '' Monts et Merveilles '' 2017 - Niçois 2016 clicks - Mouans Sartoux Photography Festival: `` Pose between Sky and Sea '' series