Jean-François Rauzier

BIOGRAPHY

1952-

Jean-Francois Rauzier is an internationally acclaimed photographer, who has had museum shows in Paris, Moscow, Los Angeles and Washington DC. He is credited for created the Hyperphoto, 'stitching' together hundreds of enormous high-resolution images.


In 2002, when Rauzier created his first ‘Hyperphotos’, he was already an established photographer and had been searching for a new creative method that would differ considerably from the traditional model. With his ‘Hyperphotos’ he strove to capture “the panorama and the macro view all at once, to stop time and to have the possibility of viewing all the details of a static image”. Rauzier’s work transforms reality; it fascinates us with its scale, and takes the viewer on a journey through the visible world. Rauzier uses thousands of high-resolution close-ups views and stitches them into his large compositions, maintaining the focus and sharpness of the smallest detail.


Rauzier carefully composes each work from elements and images he has collected over many years, working in some ways more like a painter than a photographer, creating his own supernatural man-made world. Using digital technology, he cuts, moves and constructs buildings, gardens, animals, and many other objects, carefully collected during long photographic sessions to inspire a new fantastic landscape, a capricious picture or a baroque masterpiece. He strives to transform the world according to his dreams, wishes and anxieties, and to recreate the magic and secrecy of ancient legends and stories using 21st century media.