Yannick Blanchon, a young 28 years old father, is self-taught in photography, an art he discovered by substituting it from writing. These two domains act at home like a Yin and a Yang, in an insoluble mixture, a daily duality in the image of his ambivalent personality.
Born in St Etienne (France), he feels lyonnais of heart, Italian nationality, Breton of first name, citizen of the world. He is strongly attached to art, heritage and history, passions to which he devotes himself. Passionate about architecture, nature and the cityscape, these themes are at the heart of his photographic work.
Always in search of knowledge and learning, he is interested in all photographic practices and techniques, experimenting with timelapse as with circumpolar, lightpainting and culinary photography, with a constant concern to push his technical limits. Photography for him is an invitation to share, to debate with the people he meets.
For him: “We exist only through the gaze that the other will lay upon us and on what we are, thus art is revealing of our deep self.”
Yannick rarely separates from its Nikon D5300 and its three lenses: a wide angle 10/20, a 18/55 and a telephoto lens 55/300.
Yannick is totally involved in his projects, fascinated by playing with shadows and lights, but also by passing time, stories played in front of his eyes, Yannick works with passion. It is the ability of photography to freeze actions, emotions and the scenes which interest him. It also allows him to tell stories that take place in front of his eyes or that come out of his imagination. Yannick uses the photographic technic, the blur, the angles, the framing, to highlight what his eye observes, or what comes out of his imagination. His inspiration seems to come from humanist photographers of twentieth century like Willy Ronis or Robert Doisneau, but also fashion photographers, including David Lachapelle and Helmut Newton. In a global way all arts and all things of life inspire him.