Christian Fleitz

photo de Christian FLEITZ réalisée par mr Marc PLUCHINO à mettre en légende merci_edited.j

"Impossible" photography is born.

 

Christian Fleitz, based for twenty years in Fondettois, France, is a multidisciplinary and self-taught artist living an incredible adventure that he describes as nothing less than surreal. Ten years ago, he knew nothing about photography, and to be taken seriously was the most complex challenge. At the time, NR wrote: "We will hear about him," and today, that is the case. His peers recognize the innovative techniques and unexpected approach to photography of his entries to the historical collection of the French Society of Photography in Paris and prestigious academies such as The Italia Academy in Arte Nel Mondo di Brindisi  (Mona Lisa Prize 2019) and The Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters of Paris (Silver Medal 2020). After being exhibited at the Senate and the National Society of Fine Arts, Christian Fleitz does what is considered impossible or absurd. He goes beyond the norms by taking pictures of the unknown! His photographic innovations bring together art, sciences, and illusion to make us dream of unknown possibilities. Fleitz invites us to discover the world in his way.


 

Bio

Christian Fleitz is a self-taught and multidisciplinary French photographer who innovates by combining artistic and scientific disciplines.

 

In 2016, he created an analysis of the connection of light and the camera to create a new genre. His unpublished photographs had great success in France and Italy; Now, it is time to introduce them to the American public to immerse the audience in the enchanting world of light and science of Christian Fleitz.


 

Artist's journey

 

In 2012 Christian Fleitz discovered photography.

In 2014 he exhibited in the great contemporary gallery of Taipei.

In 2016 he invented the Photographic Art of Interferences and Self-Portraits of Rivers technique which founded this photography mainly based on the mastery of the line of light.

In 2018, the French Senate exhibited his work as part of "the summer of the Luxembourg garden."

In 2019, the French National Society of Fine Arts exhibited his work at the Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris, as part of the Salon des Beaux-Arts.

He became a member of the Arts Sciences Lettres academies in Paris and the Italia In Arte Nel Mondo academy in Brindisi, rewarded his creation.

In 2021 his innovative shooting techniques joined the Historical Collection of the French Society of Photography (Paris).

The same year, his photography benefited from a special publication in Paris's biannual review of the Academy Arts Sciences Lettres.

DUOS

The water drops have an irresistible power of seduction for a majority of photographers. They are above all associated with the beauty of a plant environment ...

 

They have been photographed so many times that it becomes particularly difficult to show them in a truly original way.

 

To try to meet this challenge, in a photographic series entitled "Duos", I chose to stage them by placing them in a deliberately artificial, abstract, and geometric context.

 

I wanted to explore what a couple of these drops could offer us as a show, with a creative approach nourished by a relationship to contemporary art and design. It was therefore important that these "Duets" invite the viewer to travel and dream, even imagining their own stories.

 

My reflection then focused on an innovative use of light. The challenge was to create intangible content in the image, even inside the drops, but also in the background. This graphic contribution had to suggest forms without imposing anything on the viewer, who had to remain completely free in his interpretation.

 

I also tried to act on the emotion and the feeling. To sublimate the beauty of the water drops, I transposed the concept known as “tension-resolution”, commonly used in musical composition, to photographic composition. Here, the "tension" on the gaze is produced by the sharp (almost "prickly") angles of the geometric shapes drawn by the light. The "resolution" is provided by the softness of the rounding of the drops. The "tension" is also a way of not leaving the spectator indifferent, she calls out to him. It is then that the "resolution" intervenes by leading him to focus his gaze on what I want to highlight the most in the work ...

 

From a technical point of view, and contrary to appearances, such photographs of drops of water are quite achievable in film, in a simple cliché. Because I remain, above all, very attached to the etymological and historical meaning of the word "photo (n) -graphie". It is therefore, mainly, through an interaction between photons and vibratory phenomena, that my special effects appear in the viewfinder of my camera, even before I press the shutter button.

 

All this is only the fruit of improbable links between arts and sciences. I draw from different disciplines, notions and concepts that make possible what has always seemed to be inconceivable, impossible, even absurd, with just one shot.

 

Applied to the photography of drops of water, or to many other themes, these light effects with multiple variations allow me a little more each day to travel endlessly, on a safari where I even take pictures. what does not exist!

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