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nantes (44), France
From my first pictures as a simple amateur until today, I have always made the initial “encounter” the common thread of my work. Photographing is to go towards “the other”, to know him, to understand him. To photograph is to connect with people.
For me, photography is a relay between my eye and people, my eye and the world. It allows me to transcribe a feeling, a detail that could have escaped if left to be seen by the naked eye. As a self-taught artist, I learned quickly, with perfection being the objective of each of my shots, the fusion of quality and emotion. I like people to understand directly what I wanted to put forward. I am looking for the exact light, sharpness and timing that will make the image unique.
2006 marks an important milestone for me, with the beginning of my involvement with "Fragil", an association magazine (Culture and Society), where I became the vice president in 2011. This brought about new encounters wherein I met people from all walks of life. This has led to has opened up my photography to new creative spaces. But it is always the individual who remains at the heart of my thoughts and work.
Self-taught photographer turned professional
Patrice Molle realized a photographic report for the book "Les 100 lieux à Nantes" by the author Jehanne De CHAMPVALLON for the account of Geste Editions. This book has a lot to say about the districts of Nantes, its history, its modifications by the publication of photographic series comparing the past to the present. Patrice Molle pays particular attention to the documentary research shared around each of his photographs and a choice based on its historical relevance.
November: For the publication of his first book "Nantes", Patrice Molle is invited to the book festival in Bouaye and meets the readers.
October: Patrice Molle, independent photographer recognized in the artistic nude, testifies in a documentary "Mise à nu" broadcast by 2 Mains Productions on Youtube.
December: Patrice Molle exhibits the photographs "Women in motion" taken with the members of the association Transe'N'Danses.
November: The photographer is invited to the Book Festival in Bouaye to meet his readers of the book "Nantes".
October : The artist, with Geste Editions, continues to highlight the city of Nantes in the 2020 calendar, a city where he has always lived and which has fed him artistically.
September: The artist exhibits his photographs at the opening of the "REGARDS" for the Nantes Refugee Center.
August: Some of Patrice Molle's photos are selected and published for the book "30 years of MégaScène festival".
May: Patrice Molle exhibits the photographs "Women in movement 24 poses" at the Anjou station in Saint-Sébastien sur Loire, a work of beauty realized with the dancers of the Transe'N'Danses dance school.
November: The photographer records a series of portraits imbued with humanity of the homeless, the working poor, the accident victims of life in the city of Nantes and exhibits the reportage with Réso Chapo to help people in difficulty.
April: the artist exhibits his photographs at the art exhibition organized by the Collectif Art des escaliers de Pornic.
Patrice Molle is invited to the book festival of Quiberon.
December: The artist exhibits various photos of women at the exhibition of the Anjou station in Saint-Sébastien sur Loire
November: Patrice Molle made a photographic report for the publication of his beautiful book "Nantes" for the publisher La Geste.
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