About

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ABOUT

 

The photographer

Frédéric Demeuse's photos are the expression of his unquenchable desire : to testify, to remember, and to enjoy every one of his encounters with Nature's diversity.

Frédéric is a dedicated naturalist with a solid background in ethology and ornithology (Nord-Trøndelag University College, Norway) whose first works emphasised the beauty of local nature, its fragility, strength and importance.

These images, combinations of living dreams and pure curiosity, give hope that mankind will never forget that our relationship with the biosphere, the living envelope which encompasses our Earth, is the most valuable element of our being.

Through his work he wishes to be the interpreter of Nature, someone who speaks for the forest, for the living world, encouraging their understanding, a greater sense of our common responsibility, a stronger alliance between the natural world and human kind.

Over the years he developed a unique artistic approach centred on the revitalising energy of nature photography on human beings, bridging nature photography with the latest research in neuroscience. His fine art photography acquires a new dimension as it intends to interact with the human brain. To this aim, Frédéric selects carefully his scenes in order to restore the viewer's inner peace, concentration and creativity.

His work has won prestigious prizes in international competitions and he has published four books about the Nature of his country, including « The Forest in Belgium » in 2014. Frédéric's images are included in several collections (European Commission, Natural History Museum of Brussels), and have been showcased in galleries and used in publications worldwide.

He lives in Brussels, Belgium, with his partner Alice. He is the happy father of a little girl.

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Practice

His practice is guided by a strong belief that Nature Photography is the perfect synthesis between art and science. Photography exists in the moment yet demands patience without limits.

As an avid naturalist he likes to spend as much time as possible outdoors. This principle of immersion in the natural world is the key ingredient to convey the magic of Nature, absorbing its many moods and revealing its secret wonders. The raison d’être of these photos has been to extract the beauty of our common essence from the chaos of this world in an artistically powerful way. Added to Frédéric’s fine art photography and love of Nature is his documentation of wildlife behaviours and habitats.

Photography is the pacific weapon he has chosen, a weapon which alone enables this sharing of the marvelling of a poet, the commitment of a naturalist, and the power of an idealist.

And finally, a photograph is only the visible part of the story. What is most important is to be out there living every instant with the greatest intensity and sincerity.

 

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