With the purpose of consistent and optimal quality, Patrick de Wilde’s photographs are processed exclusively at the professional printers CENTRAL DUPON IMAGES PARIS. They are printed on Fine Art paper, chosen for its high technical performance, and with highly resistant UltraChrome ink, using an exclusive process by Epson. Each print, signed and referenced by the artist, is encrypted and registered with a “bubble code“ ARTrust©. Each series is limited to a maximum of 15 copies. The prints are delivered in a “floating frame“.
Allo scopo di garantire un livello qualitativo ottimale, le fotografie di Patrick de Wilde sono riprodotte esclusivamente da CENTRAL DUPON IMAGES PARIS. Sono realizzate su carta Fine Art, selezionata per la sua alta resa tecnica, e con inchiostro Ultra Chrome, utilizzando macchine Epson. Ogni tiratura, firmata e autenticata dall’artista, è contrassegnata e registrata tramite un codice informatizzato ARTrust©. Le serie sono limitate al massimo a 15 esemplari, consegnati ed esposti su bacheca individuale e sigillata.
Dans le soucis d’un suivi qualitatif optimal, les tirages photographiques de Patrick de Wilde sont confiés en exclusivité au labo professionnel CENTRAL DUPON IMAGES PARIS. Ils sont réalisés sur papier Fine Art d’une haute performance technique avec des encres UltraChrome de très grande résistance selon le procédé exclusif Epson. Chaque tirage, signé et référencé par l’artiste, est scellé et enregistré par un “code à bulles“ ARTrust©. Les séries sont limitées à 15 exemplaires maximum. Chaque tirage est livré, encadré en “caisse américaine“.
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Photographic & Artistic background
There are multiple manners to practice the art of photography. And within each of them, countless ways of doing so. So that it seems impossible to venture any general remarks about photography and to learn valuable lessons from what it could or could not be.
Speaking about photography is speaking in the singular, every time. It is paying attention.
Patrick de Wilde’s intensive practice of photography goes back to around thirty years. Before that and among other activities, he pursued the occupations of artistic director for the Marie-Claire group, editorial director at Atlas publishing house, main editor for L’Expansion Group, art director in his own studio while continuing purely artistic work through drawing and painting.
Patrick resumed his activity of photography [that he had initially studied at the College of Graphic Arts in Paris with Jean-Pierre Sudre] through what has become known as grand reportage or international reporting both out of interest in the image and to satisfy his need to see the world. He first became attached to the study of Asian religions: Buddhism, Jainism, Caodaism, Shintoism, Hinduism… Then he immersed himself into the wildest places and far reaches of southern Africa, America, the Arctic and Antarctic to observe animal life.
He dedicated the last few years to the study of shamanism and animist beliefs. And yet, during all that time, in addition to his works of order, he never ceased to create portraits of people whom he came across by chance along his way in all the continents. So, Patrick set up his rough-and-ready studio in jungles, deserts, mountains, temples and marketplaces. All of them carried out in a similar way, with the same symbolic black sheet as a background, his photographs are meant to be an approach of human plurality. They both convey diversity and uniqueness.
This work resulted in a good many publications in magazine press [Grands Reportages, Géo, Airone, BBC Wild Life, Ushuaïa, Terre Sauvage, Animan, Terra, etc ] and in about thirty albums. Portraits taken from the most recent works published by La Martinière [A Hauteur d’Homme / L’homme Pluriel / Les Âges de la Vie] were exhibited in Paris at Tour du Louvre, at the Unesco House, at Grand Palais [Art Paris], at Réfectoire des Cordeliers, at Galerie Descartes… and elsewhere in Le Mans, Avignon, Massy, Blois… They represented France in Qatar as part of the Doh’art Festival.
Now, can Patrick de Wilde claim he possesses just expertise of photographic recording? He probably can, at least because of a certain way of doing things, for he intended to be someone ignorant strolling idly, and it allowed him, he says, to live the world in the most free, captivating, edifying and possibly significant manner.
Going in search of one’s own sensitivity, not only appears to him as a means to escape what Gilles Deleuze calls the society of control where everything is done to confiscate the time of consciousness from the individual to the detriment of his uniqueness. It is also one of the most beautiful and gratifying subject of adventure because it is enshrined in enthusiasm and sincerity, within life itself.
Comments or questions are welcome.