Julien Coquentin is a self-taught photographer from France. It took several years for him to finally understand that photography was his medium of communication. Find out more of him in this interview along with his works. Enjoy!
In your own definition, what is photography?
A way to say, to interpret the world. Forget the same as time passes.
Did you go to school to study photography? Or are you a self-taught photographer?
How long have you been a photographer? Do you like it? Why or why not?
Hard to say ... a long time ... but I took my time to understand that photography was my mode of communication ... well, I finally admitted it there 10 years. I'm 38.
Do you have any photography style? If so, what is it and how would you describe it?
Maybe a photograph of the proximity, intimate, simple things around us that we meet every day, without realizing it.
Does Photoshop play an important role in your final images? Why or why not?
Yes and no. I work my images with lightroom, perhaps 85-90%, but each of my photography is also transformed in the chemistry of photoshop ... it is a system of back-and-forth. Without these two software, my pictures would be different, perhaps very slightly, but they would be different.
Is there a photographer that inspires you? If so, who is this photographer and how does s/he inspire you?
Of course… Bryan Schutmaat, Benoit Paillé, Gabrielle Duplantier, Gilbert Fastenaekens… so on ... they are innumerable ... old, new. The image fascinates me. It is endless.
What would you've been if you are not a photographer right now? Why?
I do not know.
What advice do you have for aspiring artists who want to pursue photography?
No real advice. Finally only important point, that what we are prepared to give to a passion? Some people call it the work ... for me it is my necessity.