This week, we look at the work of Jean-Samuel Gauthier! Here’s how he would introduce himself.
Whether you’re a longtime fan of Piknic Electronik or a newbie, it’s inevitable that you’ll want to come back. As you might think while going through this photo album, it’s around this thought that I set my creative course for this project.
Along the way, I tried to answer this question: what makes Piknic so unique as an event? My answer: the staff and the Piknicers. I tried to capture, on the fly, piknicers in their element, to showcase how far people will go when they catch the amusement bug. And because without a DJ there are no piknicers, I also went where piknicers are not allowed to go: behind both stages. As you’ll see, it gives a good sense of what the DJ experiences as he or she performs.
I’d really like to talk about my creative practice, but maybe you’d rather know who I am and why I’m interested in photography. My name is Jean-Samuel and I’m a university student. No, I don’t have ambitions to become a photographer down the line. For me, it’s more of a pastime that allows me to meet people and learn new things. I began practicing photography at the age of nine, when I was given an old 35mm “reflex” camera. It’s the very one I brought with me to the July 22nd Piknic; as I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, the photos it produces are a little grainy. Gives it a retro look, you know.
To see Jean-Samuel’s complete album, click here!