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Vincent Fournier is a talented photographer and artist, who was born in Ougadougou in Burkina Faso in 1970 and is now based in Paris. Vincent shoots a lot of documentary and staged photography. After graduating with a sociology degree and a Masters in Visual Arts, he obtained a diploma from the National School of Photography in Arles in 1997. Fournier began his career as a commercial photographer doing advertising photography for “banks and insurance companies and that kind of thing” until he decided to concentrate on his art work some five years ago.

My work is freely inspired by the dream and mystery side that the scientific and technological utopias echoes in the collective imagination. With the Space Project I have voluntarily mixed a historic and documentary vision of the spatial adventure with staged situations fed by the cinema and my childhood memories. Thus, these mythical places of the space exploration become film sets where jacques Tati would meet with jules verne or Stanley Kubrick.

-Vincent Fournier