Jesse A. Fernández

Cuban painter and photographer of Spanish origin, long resident in the United States (of which he took nationality) then in France, Jesse A. Fernández made his living and gained notoriety with his portraits of personalities, politicians, writers and artists of all continents. This great traveller, cosmopolitan and highly educated character, felt at home everywhere and seemed to have met everyone who mattered in the 20th century. In his fabulous gallery, it is possible to admire the artists from every angle: in their studios, but also in galleries, cafes, streets... I am looking for the human side, shot without any lighting masking natural light. I always compose with the intimate universe of the person. I'm looking for the relationship between the subject and his living environment. On other occasions I use the streets and walls, which I find to be the best studio. I see the author and his work as one entity... My working method corresponds to that of those photographers who consider that photography implies an ethics, which obliges me to be as faithful as possible to the reality around us and to treat the model with the greatest respect. I'm not trying to change the personality of the model, nor to alter the environment in which he evolves. Thus, the rejection of any pictorial technique applies to photography. To make it short, I care about the person…
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The world in pictures.
The world in motion.
7, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris, France
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