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- Name: Alain Etchepare
- Country: France
- Registration date: 09 Jan 2009 10:20
- Photos: 176
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- About me: Born on December 27th 1965 in Biarritz (France). I'm currently living between France and Turkey.
Through most of my pictures, I like to tell about the importance, the beauty, the strength but also the vulnerability of our environment. I like to divert reality in order to discover something totally different. Man is only present through my eyes and the marks he leaves, which are superb or hideous, useful or destructive.
For as long as I can remember, I have always visualized my environment. But my true encounter with photography took place in 1984 during a long stay in Polynesia : thanks to a friend of mine, I was allowed to participate to a darkroom session. I was totally enthralled and had only one thought on my mind : to devote my life to a flow of pictures.
As an autodidact, I started a career and I was a photographer of illustrations until 2001. By ideological conviction I decided to do something different and created a public relations agency. This new activity took all my time and I nearly gave up photographing until 2006.
But I felt the need of creating again and gave a new turn to my way of taking photographs : I now present personal works. Very often through landscapes in black and white, I want to make people discover a dreamlike world which is sometimes a little melancholy but always intimist and giving great importance to imagination.