Frédéric Torressan, a Paris-based street photographer born in 1982, transcends the boundaries of visual storytelling. Initially trained as a graphic designer, his journey into the realm of photography began in 2015 during a transformative trip to southern India. While mastering the technical intricacies of the camera, Torressan discovered a profound shift in perspective upon returning to the familiarity of Paris. Realizing the need for a fresh lens on his surroundings, he delved into the works of masters like Ralph Gibson and Fan Ho.
Through extensive reflection, experimentation, and globetrotting, Torressan honed his craft, evolving into a formalist street photographer. His signature high-contrast black and white style captures the graphic essence of his subjects, often human, while preserving their identity to evoke a sense of mystery. With an unwavering focus on elegance, strength, and fragility amid life's chaos, Torressan freezes spontaneous moments, aspiring to sublimate and harmonize the beauty hidden in the randomness of our daily existence.