The tree occupies in all the cultures of the world a great symbolic and spiritual importance. Each variety of trees has its own symbolism. I wanted to remove the tree from its environment to be able to look at it, to admire it in its purest form to allow it to reveal its character as in a portrait. Portraits of Trees is an ongoing Project.
AUTHOR: Patrick Desgraupes FRANCE
Patrick Desgraupes is a French photographer. He has trained on the job in different Parisian studios and in labs, in which he acquired an understanding of light, one of the strong traits of his current works. He made photographs of portrait, fashion, decoration, architecture and still life. His work has been published since 2004 at Editions de la Martinière (his book on the National Parks of France gets the second place at the National Tourism Award in 2010 in Paris), in numerous magazines and brochures. He has become a recognized landscape specialist in the 4x5 inches large format camera, and his work has been published in the USA and in seven European countries. He has made numerous exhibitions in Iceland, Belgium, France for the National Parks of France and the Ministry of Ecology, in Slovenia, on the island of Reunion and in Guadeloupe. His photographs testify to his passion for light.
He currently lives and works in France.
In 2017, he won in London the following prices:
The “Fujifilm Award for Innovation”, First Edition,
The «Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year" Award/ places category,
The "Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year" Award/ overall winners, at famous Pink Lady Awards.
His photographs has won numerous awards in 2017 and 2018: 36 Honorable mentions, Nominations and Bronze medals at International Color Awards in Los Angeles, IPA-International Photography Awards in New York, PX3-Prix de la Photographie in Paris, ND AWARDS, Monochrome Photography Awards, Monovision Photography Awards and Fine Art Photography Awards in London.