LAURENT ELIE BADESSI

New York, NY

"All photographs are created with butterflies using various experiments on laws of physics and captured on film."
LAURENT ELIE BADESSI is a Franco American fine art photographer based in New York. He belongs to a family with three generations of photographers. From an early age, this enabled him to explore and appreciate the art of photography.

Badessi’s photographs are part of many important private and public collections such as the Whitney Museum and the Elton John Collection. He has received several prestigious awards, including a grant from the French Department of Cultural Affairs for his Paris show Métamorphoses. A large-scale photograph from his series Age of Innocence was recently exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London for the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

PERSONAL QUOTE

I am interested in taking photographs of whatever I feel is worth resting my eyes on. My images can bring pleasure, sadness, awareness, and instigate reflection. I don’t save lives and I don’t make decisions that change the world but I always keep in mind that I am someone who is lucky enough to do what he loves the most –taking photographs.

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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"These pieces have been created with laws of physics based on reflection of light, so when properly lit, they really come to life."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"Each time people look at my pieces, I want them to discover something they hadn’t noticed before."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"When my assistant moved too quickly a big panel near the piece I was about to photograph and everything blew away – foil and butterflies!"
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