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Michel Villard

Michel Villard

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When I was a little child, I received an analogue camera from my father. Ever since then, I haven’t stopped taking photographs. Today, after many years of experiencing, I have found my style and I try to convey my thoughts, fantasies, dreams, etc. by way of photography. What fascinates me in photography is the magic, the black and white effect and the contrast between light, dark and shadows. This fascination extends even further to old buildings and cars, objects, mystical places, nature, feminine forms and everyday things that are easily missed by the human eye. The chosen photographs undergo as little photo retouching or manipulating on the computer as possible. The result is a collection of authentic photographs. The purpose of my photograph are not only to awake someone’s senses and cause to think but also to tell a story, slightly provoke and even make someone chuckle. Creativity and implementation are more important to me than technical perfection. In a place very dear to me, I read a phrase as a child which had such an affect on me that it has, today, become my pseudonym and motto. Esse Quam Videri: Be real and not one who only appears to be. » Dates and Exhibitions October 23rd to November 11th, 2011 ArtEiss Art Exhibition at Ins August 10th to August 12th, 2012 Art Position, Fribourg November 2nd to November 4th, 2012 Cré Art Corcelles-Cormondrêche May 25/26 and June 01/02, 2013 Fondation de l’Hôtel de Ville du Landeron November 8nd to November 10th, 2013 Cré Art Corcelles-Cormondrêche August 29nd to October 5th, 2014 Ecole Agricole Grangeneuve Awards First place: for designing the official Lancia 2009 calendar First place: Motorpress Stuttgart, Germany, Category: Oldtimer-human being 2010 Tenth place: Digital living category for Childrens‘photography First place: Photo of the Year, The Bieler Newspaper Tagblatt“ 2012 First place: Johanson Design, Sweden Photo product launch for the P77 stool / chair First place: for designing the official Lancia 2009 calendar First place: Motorpress Stuttgart, Germany, Category: Oldtimer-human being 2010 Tenth place: Digital living category for Childrens‘photography First place: Photo of the Year, The Bieler Newspaper Tagblatt“ 2012 First place: Johanson Design, Sweden Photo product launch for the P77 stool / chair References Büro Keller AG, Niederwangen (Switzerland) Inconcept AG, Niederwangen (Switzerland) Lancia Automobili SA, Torino (Italy) Auto Motor und Sport (Germany) Motor Klassik (Germany) Johanson Design (Sweden) Creactiv Agency, Zürich (Switzerland) Bieler Tagblatt, Biel (Switzerland) Lista Office Vertriebs AG (Switzerland) Gruppo Storico Sbandieratori e Musici, Fornovo Taro (Italy) Mittelalterverein, Bern (Switzerland) Zingarello GmbH, Ins (Switzerland) Web-ID, Ins (Switzerland) Grafikatelier A2, Ins (Switzerland) Evang. Kirchgemeinde Ins, (Switzerland) Mehrlust Catering, Diepoldsau (Switzerland) Various Private Persons (Worldwide) Kel Amrun (Switzerland) Luwasa (Switzerland) LO Lista Office Vertriebs AG (Switzerland)
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