If the arrival of digital technology has revolutionized the photographic practices, Thomas Salva was able to take this turn with philosophy.
Adolescent, the young Thomas learns the techniques in an amateur film club near Cherbourg. In the family home, Thomas built a laboratory of odds and ends and tries to black and white prints. Therefore the sensations of "chemistry", the "touch", the "black" would not leave him.
In 2007, then aged 23, Thomas leaves valedictorian at the Ecole des Gobelins in Paris. Digital retouching, photography studio, the discovery of a practice in the "pixels" is rough but allows the photographer to define his style: his approach, digital or silver print, based on the same minimalist aesthetic, inspired by the work on film and alternative methods.
Thomas Salva focuses, like his master Bernard Plossu on the details of everyday life that reveal the power of life. The infra-ordinary defined by Georges Perec is his favorite playground.
In the exercise of portrait, the photography of Thomas Salva expressed fully: deeply humanistic, soft and delicate.
Thomas was able to make of his sensitivity and the precepts of the "silver print" philosophy, a force to fit all sizes: Panoramic, Polaroid, medium format, black and white, color, digital, silver print.
Since 2009, Thomas Salva is also recognized as writer-director and videographer. Alongside the journalist Olivier Lambert, he developed documentary projects for the web, television and film, where his leg and his eye reveal animated images. Projects, Brèves de trottoirs and La Nuit Oubliée – 17 octobre 1961 have received numerous awards in France and abroad.
Thomas Salva is co-founder of the creative laboratory audiovisual Lumento.
Our advice: invest! The signed and numbered 30 x 40 cm prints are sold between £400 and £600: a price that is still very accessible before the next "first" high exhibition. For more information, please contact the artist directly at Thomas@lumento.fr
Copyright : courtesy of Thomas Salva