Charles De Vaivre
New York, NY, USA
Charles de Vaivre is a French born photographer.
Charles came to photography when his grandfather, a filmmaker and movie producer arouses
his curiosity for art and his taste for images, and gave him his first
camera (Yashica Lynx 1000) when he was only 8 years old.
Later, when the question arose about the choice of further education, he opted for Design.
These years of design study at the renowed Strate College and more generally
of artistic creation developed his graphic and conceptual capacities and strengthened
his natural disposition for very high standards and perfection in his work.
Charles likes to compose his pictures as painters does: the framing and the light – each photograph must
have the good balance of plain and empty to be graphic and dynamic – are patiently and rigorously
elaborated until he finds the perfection he is looking for.
In 2006, he decided to definitely cross the bridge from design to photography.
Between 2007 and 2010, Charles worked on his book showing interaction between
Landscape and Architecture, New York Rooftop Gardens, published by teNeues in May 2011,
which turned out like his first notable work and is a worldwide success.
Every picture aims to transcend the banal, to bring ones to see the extraordinary in the ordinary,
to make ones see the magic they don’t see anymore.
Charles creates images to glorify his themes.