In response to a special order by PhotoSaintGermain to imagine its official visual for the 7th edition, Thomas Boivin signs a new series, between portraits and still lifes.
Born in 1983, Thomas Boivin studies drawing at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, before becoming author and publisher of experimental comic books. With the same interest for layout and sequential image, he learns the basics of photography. Influenced by Bernard Plossu, Mark Steinmetz or Issei Suda, he positions his practice in the field of portrait, street photography, documentary or diary.
In 2012, he releases Marseille/Sea published by Seriti and self-publishes Portrait of a Young Lady. The following year, Floating, a series of photographs taken at the Parc des Buttes Chaumont and inspired by Antonioni’s cinema, appears in the Editions Akinabooks’ Eclisse collection. In 2016, he self-publishes the very well-received A Short Story, the illustrated love story combining text and image: twelve days of romance between Matera, Reggio Emilia, Paris et Lisbonne, told in an hybrid object a cross between cinema and photo-story.
In parallel, since 2010, he keeps on working on a long-haul project on Belleville, his chosen neighbourhood. A series showed in November 2015 at the Palais de Tokyo, as part of the exhibition 10 Visions of Paris - alongside the works of Hugo Aymar, Guillaume Belvèze, Véronique Besnard, Laurent Chardon, Thibault Cuisset, JH Engström, Johan van der Keuken, Takeshiko Nakafuji, et Yusuf Sevincli - and which will shortly be published by Stanley / Barker.
A selection of his works was recently showed at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Mulhouse at the occasion of the third edition of the Mulhouse Biennale of photography.