Photographer

ARNOUD Guillaume

World traveler, entrepreneur, interior designer, photographer & artist
Lives in Nice, France
Born in France, he spent his early childhood in South Africa, at the age of 10 he moved back to France
Traveled around the globe to more than 70 countries
Major art gallery owner in Shanghai, he curated and organized various exhibitions in China and 3 important shows in the historical Shanghai Art Museum, including the biggest ever Salvador Dalí exhibition in Asia
Art dealer for the past 15 years, he now focuses on his own art creation through photography and painting, he is collected worldwide
Pieces of the collection ‘A certain point of view’ has had major exposure during Art Basel Miami 2019
Exhibitions are also planned in NYC, Paris, Shanghai, Rio …

Instinct

The book ‘a certain point of view' is a blink of an eye, a series of instants stolen throughout ten years of travels, meetings, memories
No scene has been prepared, I photograph instinctively, instantly, without thinking, without retouching
The subject comes from itself, the frame too, the story follows
I do not ask myself questions, it is the image that expresses, that expresses itself

I see the picture as a poem, a natural harmony, an evidence.

Guillaume Arnoud

Aesthetism

I see the picture as a poem, a natural harmony, an evidence
In this sense it must reflect the reality of the scene while offering the viewer to step back and start to appropriate, imagine it as it is or otherwise,
elsewhere, before or later, with interest or not, a smile, a tear, an emotion or nothing, his own staging
This is when it no longer belongs to the photographer, the ‘stolen moment’ is stolen from him and it is paradoxically what he wanted
Then remains only the aesthetic, the balance, the image in the pure sense, it is for me what must finally prevail beyond the story, beyond the subject
This might explain why I prefer a black & white image, with its full palette of nuances, from bright light to mystery
Color would only come if absolutely necessary in the aesthetics
The photography must be beautiful, it is otherwise useless ...