Pierre-Bernard COGNEIN

Pierre-Bernard COGNEIN

4 fans

Blainville crevon (76), France
19 works

Biography 47 years old, I am above all an amateur animal photographer. For 6 years, I have been part of the Bios Photo agency. I have a very artistic approach in animal photography. The important thing is the image, with all that it can have in terms of aesthetics and graphics. I don’t look for the naturalist’s perspective, but I always photograph with respect for the animal and its environment. Completely uncomplicated, I photograph all animals, those in the wild, but also animals that are in the park or domestic. I have just been published in the NiepceBook N°09 which I will cover. My first contact with the world of photography was, in the third grade, simple experiments, by lighting opaque objects on photo paper and then developing. White "shadows" were obtained on a black background. My passion for silver chemistry began, and quite naturally, I started photography. Although I totally abandoned film in 2000. I became passionate only late in life about animal photography. And I wanted to find a look at different animals where only the animal matters. In love with high contrast black and white, it was in front of a portrait of Andrzej DRAGAN that I had the idea of this treatment on animals, in today’s world the natural spaces left to animals are increasingly restricted. Little by little, Man nibbles at their places of life, takes over their hunting and breeding territories. Through my animal pictures I propose my vision of this situation. The black background symbolizes the end of the habitats, leaving only the animal alone in front of this void. However, it is an ecological proposal: the animal, in all its beauty, must keep its place. Finally, timeless black and white leaves a possibility of openness and why not a happy future. The hope that the animal will adapt and that humans will become aware of its importance, an observation that I try to magnify by my artistic approach in black backgrounds that underline the eternal struggle between the essential and the insignificant, and reminds us how futile it is to want to see something else by adding decorum... A work that confirms how good it is to erase the superfluous to leave only the obvious!

Mastery of craftsmanship

Edited and covered: Camera Classic B&W N°105

Published and covered: NiepceBook N°09

Belbeuf 2018 Exhibition

Art Current 2017

Obscure Keys 2015

Pierre-Bernard COGNEIN's artwork

Homeless 36
Homeless 36
$986
Digital photography (14 x 22 in)
Homeless 01
Homeless 01
$931
Digital photography (14 x 14 in)
On s'en moque
On s'en moque
$216
Digital photography (8 x 8 in)
Coeur de flamants
Coeur de flamants
$216
Digital photography (8 x 8 in)
Langue de girafe
Langue de girafe
$216
Digital photography (8 x 12 in)
Oeil pour dents
Oeil pour dents
$216
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Folie bergère
Folie bergère
$216
Digital photography (8 x 8 in)
Opressé
Opressé
$216
Digital photography (8 x 8 in)
The mask
The mask
$216
Digital photography (8 x 8 in)
Coquetterie du regard
Coquetterie du regard
$216
Digital photography (8 x 8 in)
Homeless 14
Homeless 14
$986
Digital photography (14 x 22 in)
Jolie lilly
Jolie lilly
$216
Digital photography (8 x 12 in)
L'ombre de la force
L'ombre de la force
$216
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Prise de becs
Prise de becs
$216
Digital photography (8 x 8 in)
Mille raies
Mille raies
$216
Digital photography (8 x 12 in)
Le salut de l'iguane
Le salut de l'iguane
$216
Digital photography (12 x 12 in)
Le cri du roy
Le cri du roy
$216
Digital photography (8 x 12 in)
Rire à pleines dents
Rire à pleines dents
$216
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Voir son fantôme
Voir son fantôme
$216
Digital photography (8 x 12 in)

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