Award-winning French photographer Vincent Munier specialises in cold-weather photography, capturing ethereal monochromatic imagery reminiscent of Hasegawa school Japanese paintings. Mr. Munier is exhibiting his work in Canada (for the very first time) at Montréal’s État Sauvage photo exhibition, which runs from August 6th through September 7th at the Bell Centre.
In an interview with the Montréal Gazette‘s Kathryn Greenaway, Mr. Munier discusses his work and, humorously, the genesis of his career:
Munier grew up in the Vosges region of France. His father was a teacher and a hobby wildlife photographer and passed on his love of photography to Munier.
“When I was 12 years old, I would take off with my backpack and bike into the wilds for weeks, alone,” Munier said. “My parents were very supportive, but my schoolwork … oh, my goodness, what a disaster.”