Frédérick Carnet (born 1972) is a French photographer based in Germany. He took his first steps in photography in his 20s, thanks to a fashion photographer, who introduced him to a world he did not know existed and quickly decided to do everything in his power to turn professional. He started to display his work with the FNAC Galleries network and worked in Toros Aladjajian’s black and white photography laboratory. During this time he accomplished 3 personal series: L’Appartement 33, Eclipses and Une Histoire Comme Si and was awarded a Special Honour of the Kodak Prize for Photography Criticism, a scholarship from the Regional Fund of Contemporary Art of Ile-de-France as well as an honour to be one of the finalists of the HSBC Prize for Photography. From 2000 onward he worked as a photographer for press and advertising agencies and kept developing his personal series, producing La X in collaboration with Djamel Bouchaïb and Budoka no Kokoro with Léo Tamaki. In 2011, Frédérick put his career as an advertising photographer on hold as new adventures awaited elsewhere. The first one started in Japan with a photographic study of Nature. From this series, Frédérick published a book and an exhibition, Nippon 2011. He then spent 3 months in Iceland to shoot 4 stories under the title The Sun will note hide behind the hill tonight and continued to produce personal work in Spain, Germany and France in a full state of freedom dedicating his time to his personal artistic projects only. His latest body of work The Ghost Cars was published into a book by Trema Förlag, a Swedish publishing house dedicated to photography. Frédérick currently lives in Saxony (Germany) and his work has been exhibited in France and the UK.
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