b i o g r a p h y
Christophe Lavaud is a French photographer. The day he was born, the Rolling Stones released their first album. As a teenager, he became aware of his affinity for the visual arts and then worked for several decades in the media world as a creative. Since 2015, he has dedicated himself to photography as a self-taught artist. He creates an instinctive, sensitive and aesthetic photographic diary, a testimony of a personal feeling. Often nimbed, his monochrome photographs with shades of grey, are part of a sensitive and sometimes poetic approach. By instinct, he turned mainly to black and white and the use of analogue cameras, which legitimised his artistic approach. In his photographic path, he leaves an important place to the unexpected, to ordinary moments, but shows a demanding look and a writing of author characterized.
He is a member of Divergence Images.
v i s i b i l i t i e s
2022 - Collective exhibition “Le Fil d'Ariane” by photographers from Divergence Images, during Les Rencontres de la Photographie. Espace Mistral, 2 bis rue Condorcet, 13200 Arles, France. From 04 to 18 July 2022.
2022 - Member of Divergence Images. January 2022.
2021 - Personal exhibition of black and white photographs at the Quercy Caussadais Tourist Office, Carré des Chapeliers – Les Récollets 82300 Caussade, France. From March 1 to 31, 2021.
2020 - Personal exhibition. “The courtesy of abandonment” Tourist Office, 24 boulevard des Fossés, 82270 Montpezat-de-Quercy, France. From August 1 to 31, 2020.
2018 - Collective exhibition. "Imprint of May". Cugnaux Photographic Encounters, Quai des arts, Place Léo Lagrange, 31270 Cugnaux, France. From May 5 to 26, 2018.
2017 - Digital publication: The Eye of Photography, “Broken Lens”.
2017 - Contributor for the London agency Millennium Images for his monochrome and color photographs.
2017 - Finalist in the 2016 photo contest for the French magazine PHOTO, Jan/Feb 2017 issue. Paris, France.
2016 - Photovogue, Vogue Italia. www.vogue.it.
2016 - Digital publication: Interview, Inspired eye, “Spontaneity”.
2016 - Digital publication: The Eye of Photography, “Autumn colors in Paris”.
2016 - Digital publication: Eye Photo Magazine.
2016 - Member of the OnEdgeStreet collective, a website exploring the cutting edge of street photography today.
2015 - Collective exhibition. "Montreal Nocturne". Montreal History Center, at 335 Place d'Youville, Old Montreal - Montreal, Canada. From June 27 to August 16, 2015.
2015 - Collective exhibition. "Montreal Nocturne". Hall of Honor of Montreal City Hall, at 275 rue Notre-Dame Est - Montreal, Canada. From April 9 to April 23, 2015.