Jean-Baptiste Huynh

Born in 1966 in France. Lives and works in Paris.

Nature - Melon Galia © 2013 Jean-Baptiste Huynh

Nature - Melon Galia © 2013 Jean-Baptiste Huynh

Jean-Baptiste Huynh © 2016 Studio

Jean-Baptiste Huynh © 2016 Studio

 

As an autodidact photographer, Jean-Baptiste Huynh taught himself photographic lighting and printing techniques, which he mastered to the point of developing a personal style. Between 2006 and 2012, he made a study of light through five photographic projects: Mir-rors (2006), Twilight (2007), Fire (2008), Monochrome (2009), Louvre (2010) and Blind(2011), brought together in the book Lumière along with the personal exhibition given by the Louvre.


He is the author of fifteen personal books and he has won several awards such as the Prix Moins Trente from the National Center for Photography in France.

His work has been exhibited in major galleries and museums in France and abroad: Louvre Museum in Paris; Phoenix Art Museum; Photographic Cultural Center in Tokyo, Camera Work Photo Gallery in Berlin; Patrick Gutknecht’s gallery in Geneva; Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris; Multimedia Museum of Art in Moscow, among others.

Interested in capturing the essence of things, purity and simplicity are inseparable elements in Jean-Baptiste Huynh’s work.

Interested in the use of light, his photographs are impregnated with a sense of timelessness and an attempt to capture infinity. In the Nature series, Jean-Baptiste Huynh shows the intrinsic qualities of each element by playing with light and perspective. The use of black and white photography reinforces the beauty hidden in every still life, and turn some of his images into trompe l'oeil for the viewer.