Gérard Staron is a photographer born in 1962.
He grows surrounded with the works of his great-uncle Henry Caillet, painter of the beginning of the first half of the 20th century, which took very early the bend of the cubism.
At 30 years, on the occasion of a journey in Mali, he borrows the Polaroid of his father, himself passionate about photography, to be able to leave a photo to the children of the schools of the Dogon country.
His job as information systems manager setting him more and more time, he abandons little by little the photography.
It is with the appearance of the digital technology, that allows to shorten the stages between the shooting and the production of pictures, that he comes back the photography.
He works then on the theme of the sea, alternating long poses, photographs of old sailing ships and pictures of the seaside, inviting in contemplation, inserting a touch of nostalgia there.
The Polaroid starts again of the service, just when the brand is dying. Finally, the Polaroid allows him to make the junction enter photography (passion of the father) and painting (job by the great-uncle), by his particular depiction. This will become “Sea bathing” series.
Since this date, Gérard Staron works on notion of time, the time which spends, the forgetting, the nostalgia, the no return sensation and the feeling that our existence will be very brief.
At the end of 2013, he works at full time in photography. He does a training course of improvement to the edition of art at the school of Gobelins to realize himself his editions. He participates in 2014 and 2015 in numerous exhibitions such as “Salon de la Marine”, ExPolaroid, photographic Meetings of Art’lon, Nights of Pierrevert, “Art en capital” and the “Salon des Beaux-Arts” in Paris.