identity

Thomas Lepaon Photographie
Photographie par @JonathanCanlas

Hello!

Thank you for taking an interest in my work! I strive to capture the candid moments, details, joy and love of a wedding day and I would like to tell your story. I am based in Loire Valley and I am known for offering a custom work for each of my clients.

I believe that exchanges and trust are essential to the people I photograph because it allows ensuring beautiful, natural and authentic photographs. Finally, know that I love to travel and that no place is too far away. Present on site the day before the event, I want to embrace the environment of your wedding to prepare the best photographic reportage.

 

Photographs capture a moment gone forever

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The style

I specialise in film photography that brings elegance, softness and uniqueness to images. I love beautiful bright images made in natural light. The film offers an inimitable rendering of colours, naturally restores skin tones, produces grain giving its taste to black and white images, gives blurs and movements with a timeless rendering.

The photos I’m most proud of are the ones that provoke emotion. They have this little “je en sais quoi” that you can feel just by looking at the picture. It is a combination of intimacy and spontaneity.

My photographs aim to capture the most beautiful image of a couple, which makes it unique, just like their guests, friends and family. I like portraits where the bride and groom are natural, moving and casual. I want to depart from the “chic” image of a stiff, perfectly prepared, very artificial model appearing as a simple object.

 

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At the digital age, we live through our screens, to put in picture the present moment. We don’t look anymore, we film. We no longer listen, we record. And we no longer talk, we download.

Alber Elbaz – Designer

 

The approach

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I exchange with each couples before the wedding to discover their history and understand their vision for their unique project.

Throughout the wedding, I strive to capture their love story with images mixing the couple’s personality, the beauty of the environment and the mood of this unforgettable day. I am attached to creating a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere to put the couple at ease.

Are the photographs posed? During each project, I have the story of the couple in mind but I grant myself a certain artistic freedom to change everything at any moment and I leave the couple free to express their ideas and improvise.

 

heirloom

While digital is ideal for easily sharing photographs, only prints and art books ensure that these memories can be preserved and passed on to future generations. That’s why all my clients receive their digital photographs with a set of prints (10 x 15 cm) delivered in a handmade archival box.

Art books are made in Europe, each page is individually connected by hand and photographs are drawn on archival paper, the same type used in museums, guaranteeing unlimited longevity to your photographs.

 

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I believe that something is lacking in this all-digital world. The sensuality of contact with objects.

Bret Easton Ellis – Writer

 

inspirations

My inspiration comes from modern and contemporary art. I admire fashion photographs of Peter Lindbergh, poetic inspirations of the images of Elizabeth Messina, impressionist portraits of Auguste Renoir, Renaissance architecture of the Loire Valley, graphic achievements of Jean-Michel Basquiat or genius of interior designer Charlotte Perriand.

These artists fascinate me with their continued desire to challenge the status quo, their courage to be vulnerable by exposing their art to the world and their ability to create connections between people of all cultures.

 

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