Learning photography in advertising studio in Geneva
Vevey photography school in Switzerland
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About David Wagnieres
As a photographer,
My quest will ostensibly be to find the sparkle in the trivial, the richness of the unnoticed or the value of the neglected.
I am looking for The Accident that will give the scene a narrative or visual force strong enough to be wonderful and inescapable.
Everything must have the merit of being considered. Everyone must have the merit of being considered.
It is a permanent contemplation.
My personal interests revolve around people, landscapes, urban planning and how to occupy space in the 21st century.
I note the contradictions, paradoxes, incompatibilities that cause tensions in my field of vision and that make an image.
I wanted to be a photographer because I love light so much when it confronts the material of an object, caresses a face or transcends an ordinary scene.
So I learned the profession thanks to a four-year training (CFC) in watch advertising, in the studio, in order to better master and understand this light that fascinates me.
Another thing that fascinates me in this profession is to seek the subtle interdependence of images with words.
Let an idea, an article, a slogan bring an image to life.
So I joined the editorial staff of the Journal Le Temps to work as an iconographer for 15 years.
Through this "reverse role", my idea was -as a photographer- to better understand the expectations of a sponsor.
As a freelance photographer, today I collaborate with editors of Swiss and international publications, public and private institutions and companies.
With always the same passion for the affinity of images and words.
And the same love for the light that warms our imagination.
David Wagnières (1967) is a freelance photographer based in Geneva, he has always lived through photography either as a photojournalist or documentalist by performing commissioning work
He is also working as a photo editor in newspapers
He has participated in several exhibitions in different places in Switzerland and is currently developing a personal artistic work.