celine fernbach
I was born in South West of France in 1989. My father was an amateur photographer, and his black and white portfolios were my first contact with photography, though I've never been really interested in classic art. I borrowed his camera and started taking my own photographs at the age of 17. Mostly shooting with analog black and white films, I spent a year developing and printing them in the darkroom of my high school's photo club, then in Bordeaux university's darkroom.

Some technical internships specialized in studio and black and white processing urged me to start taking pictures more like an author than like a technician. My first work, that you can see on this page, is a seven months reportage about people living in my neighborhood, in typical countryside houses. Meeting them, learning from their experience and their lives confirmed my attraction for portrait photography. The second work, despite you can see no human in it, is full of their presence, and was a real challenge for me; taking pictures of my parents' house, after having spent one year somewhere else. Though I'm now in a technical photo school in Paris, specialized in digital touch-up and processing, my wish to go on with exploring portrait photography is still here. Beyond my technical taste for graphic framings, black and white and square format, meeting and photographing ordinary people, far from fashion, beauty and advertisement, is my driving force.
2010 miss aniela sarah bernhard serena biagini diana bodea charlotte boeyden elise boularan armelle bouret mylene bressan amelie chassary andreea chiru maja daniels gilda davidian celine fernbach sarah le guern snjezana josipovic isabella lutsker selina de maeyer violeta niebla magdalena pardo annette pehrsson tiphaine popesco tanya prilukova isabel royet-journoud brooke shaden katie shapiro liz shuman dorothee smith annie stephens laura taylor meryem yildiz