Wer nach sinnlicher Fotografie an diesem trüben Sonntag sucht, wird bei den Fotografien des französischen Fotografens Shiver fündig. Bei dem Suchbegriff “Shiver Rayfresh” wird man zu erotischer Fotografie weitergeleitet. Nicht obszön, ästhetisch das Besondere aus den Models herauszuholen, den Glanz in ihren Augen zu zeigen, das natürliche Bild ihrer Schönheit in seinen Fotografien einzufangen, darin besteht die Kunst und die Passion von Shiver.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you become involved with photography?
I study four years in a Graphic Arts School in Paris. I always loved beautiful pictures. I worked many years in great agencies who worked in ads, retouch pictures… Theses years i started to build my « culture d’images ».
I shot my first photos with a Nikon F3 and Hasselblad 500 from my uncle. He gave me an old book (1930s) to learn the base of photography.
We did pictures and he let me use his cameras one week end. I was totally fascinated by the light and how to catch it. I learned from him how to make a picture with « modelé » (not flat pictures). That was the start point.
Do you remember your first camera?
A Nikon F70 (analog). I used it with Black and White film like Kodak Tri-X most of the times.
How would you describe your current work?
It’s hard to define. I Just want to do pictures that speak by themselves.
Sensuality, sexuality through pictures. I like to push the cursor far and keep it beautiful as i can.
I try to show beauty with light. No matter how hard and raw the subject is.
How do you pick your models? What kind of features should a model have to work with you?
Most of the models are from agencies. I met a girl in a fast food one day in her uniform. She was so beautiful, i gave her my card, we did one of the best pictures i ever made.
I like models with personality, who cares about pictures and story i want to tell with her. I like when models are totally involved in the shooting. Better is the alchemy, better will be the photographs.
What makes a really great portrait?
Confidence. « Lâcher prise » in french.
The portrait is a difficult exercise for both. She/he has to be herself/himself. I have to be aware of what is really interesting to catch.
Light is important, style too but the presence is essential. When i select pictures after the shooting, it’s easy to see what portrait works.
It’s a feeling, when i see her/his face, their eyes don’t lie. If a have a shock when i see it, so it’s The one.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I did so many things in my professional life. I can’t see so far.
I would like to do things with passion like i did until now. That’s a nice way.
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