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Thierry Bornier

Thierry Bornier, a French photographer who doesn’t came from a traditional path of this industry. Graded with MBA in finance, his life started working as a Chief Financial Officer in an international fashion company in New York from 2001-2008 but numbers is not enough to feed his eyes of subjective beauty in nature and fashion. National Geographic revealed his artistic talents in 2010 with the nomination of one of his Photos on the rice fields of YuanYang in the South of China .

His passion in photography has evolves in both avenue to capture the moment of truth in high fashion and landscape. When Thierry started traveling he found southwest China compose the most beautiful landscapes where he call home in Yunnan. In 2008 until now he never rest his desire of working as a Photographer.
Thierry Bornier has roamed the most incredible locations , he climbs up to the highest point in order to dominate the view and waits for long hours to obtain ideal lighting conditions . we could misjudge and confuse his images with paintings given the brightness of the colors and the structured character of the forms and lines

Thierry did study by himself his own technics of lighting using Internet to understand the concept and never stop to trying to improve. For him Photography lighting is like cooking after learning the based you can try everything to create new taste, new mood and that is unlimited. Thierry also find inspiration from some amazing painters, as Leonardo De Vinci and Rembrandt for their portraitures and lighting or from nature painters as Claude Monet or Vincent Van Gogh.

Capturing beauty of people, fashion, nature or landscape has different approach and very challenging but if you love your work, you will never stop to learn. The best school is about to be curious and learn from others.

Thierry believe what the nature give us as beauty will one day be gone forever because of our climate change and maybe what we do capture today will be just memories from Photographer leaving traces of our wonderful earth.

China is for him an amazing country full of so many places for landscapes and encourage everyone love nature to come to discover this dreamy lands of beauty

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