Unusual, sometimes even banal but pleasantly surprising, the motives of this French born photographer have the genuine power to reveal a world on their own. Charles de Vaivre says that he likes to compose his pictures as painter does. Therefore, in the balance between plain and empty are created images that are both graphic and dynamic and are result of photographer’s exploration of perfection.
Charles de Vaivre was introduced to photography at early age when his grandfather gave him his first Yashica. Later he was trained as designer, which helped him to develop his graphic and conceptual capacities, but in 2006, he crossed the bridge from design to photography. His first photography book New York Rooftop Gardens where he explores the hidden world of horticultural hideaways that are set between kingdoms of concrete has been published by teNeues in May 2011.
images are courtesy of Charles de Vaivre