Alexandre Jais is a photographer and engineer born in Paris. His training in advanced mathematics and mechanical engineering led him to the design of optical systems. While travelling in Europe, Asia and North America, he met several experts and renowned personalities from the technology and academic work. Far from being part of a mythological pantheon, as they are often portrayed in the media, those are very real people with serious flaws, deep qualities and certainly power. This sparked his interest for portrait and the analog photography process. His work is deeply influenced by American photographers, Kim and Edward Weston, Richard Avedon and Robert Mapplethorpe. He specializes in taking portraits of those who dare facing their fears, own their scars. He takes the portrait of those people without their armor and with all of their strength.