Didier de RADIGUES

Didier de Radiguès is a renowned former motorcycle racer and multiple Grand Prix winner from the 1980s, and has today finally found the time to indulge his passion for photography.

He started his career as a photographer artist in New-York before rapidly conquering Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris and Brussels.

A waterfront is the perfect place for reflection while the ocean brings about one’s inspiration. Born within a family of leisure sailors, Didier conserved the values associated with the sea. Somewhat wounded by life during his childhood, he developed a keen ability to observe which in turn encouraged his interest in various areas as he applied his own personal vision.

While his passion for photography was incited at a young age by his uncle, who was also a boatman, Didier spent a great part of his childhood on the water, even competing in dinghy racing, a  complete sport requiring strong mental and physical attributes.

Drawn into a world of creativity, in all its forms, he embarked on a professional career in motor sports. While retaining a link with the world of motorcycle racing, his passion for the ocean turned him towards artistic photography. Captured by the photographic composition form, Didier gives preference to a decidedly pure approach, one which favors an acute observation during shooting.

For his new series entitled « People Portrait », Didier de Radiguès explores an unfamiliar photographic territory, introducing a set of 45 photographies offering a real visual pleasure. Drawing his inspiration from Nazca geoglyphs, ancient figures traced in the ground and discovered in Peru in 1926, Didier de Radiguès presents us with a novel figurative photography consisting of aerial views of hundreds of human characters representing portraits, figures or huge scale messages of incredible authenticity. His technique is unique and suggests a perception with multiple interpretations and readings. More than a composition, the final resolution of his multi-photograph work depicts a figurative art where everything appears to fit in naturally.

Printed on 100 years guarantee paper in large sizes, the pictures are framed by Chromaluxe to allow the depth of the spring light. 45 photographies are available, each one individually numbered version of 1 to 7.