Maxime Chanet is a French photographer who started photography when he was 14 years old. He calls his photography style raw and intimate, mixing documentary and studio portraiture. He already tested the Petzval and the Lomo'Instant Wide, and now he Neptune Convertible Art Lens System.
Name: Maxime Chanet
Profession: Photographer / Artist
Website/Social Media links: Maximechanet.com / Maxime-chanet.tumblr.com / FB : Maxime Chanet photographe
Other interests aside from photography: Music (composition and singing) and film production
Hello Maxime! Tell us a bit about your photography background.
Well, I would say it's very common. I was 14 years old when I started to take pictures of my friends who were mostly skaters and rockers. The skate, punk, and rock scenes have a considerable influence on my work. When I was 19, I moved to Paris to study. I started to follow the work of various fashion and portrait photographers. I mostly shot portraits and I try now to focus on my exhibition and personal projects.
What would you call your photography style?
I would say raw and intimate ... It's quite hard to explain because it's a mix between documentary style and studio photos. I like the idea of documentary style and also to have control over images.
What was your first impression upon seeing and holding the Neptune Convertible Art Lenses?
I thought it has a great style. I loved the design of the lenses, they reminded me of view camera lenses.
How does the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System fit into your style?
It's a bit slow for me. I need to be very fast when I shot. Otherwise, I really liked the photographs I shot with the 50mm and the 35mm, the result is great.
Could you share your best photo and the story behind that shot?
I really like the portrait I made of Pauline. She doesn't like to be photographed and it was very important to me to manage to shot her. I also really like the portraits of Fanny, she also a photographer and she's a great artist. It was really easy to explain her things and to experiment. And the place is very cool and the light was great.
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