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Pierre Moreau


Facing the horizon

Former international advertising photographer, my approach is pragmatic with a clearly identified objective: I intend, from the shooting, my images for our walls in large format.
They are aimed above all at sensitivity. My clients buy a favourite, a style that represents them. They hang, at home, a source of emotions, of pleasure, never a speech. I am neither a journalist nor a sociologist, but perhaps a painter without a brush. Each image must therefore be self-sufficient without the help of a commentary.
I have chosen for 10 years a specific subject for the pleasure it gives me and the inexhaustible possibilities of experimentation that it allows, an unfashionable and universal subject: our beaches.
I see them as magnificent theatrical sets in perpetual transformation bringing together all the elements and all the forces of nature. A beautiful setting is good, with actors it’s better. My pleasure is then, with patience and passion, to seize these miraculous and fleeting moments, these “decisive moments” where all the elements in front of me arrange themselves to deliver me a harmonious image. I am fully happy when in a single image I manage to express the poetry of nature and the beauty of moving bodies.
At each of my exhibitions I observe the same behavior of visitors:
After having contemplated a print, from afar, as a whole, they approach a few tens of centimeters to discover the multiple sketches that compose it. They are thus in complete immersion.
Each print, for me, is an open window on nature that invites you to calm contemplation.
Pierre Moreau

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