Boris was born in France early 1978. As a child, while spending time at home, he discovered his mother’s Time Life Photography Encyclopedia. After flipping through the pages he fell in love with photography.
Boris career started as an assistant for Studio Des Plantes, a prestigious advertising studio in Paris, when he was just sixteen years old. A year later, Boris became one of the official photographers of the studio and continued there for three more years. Digital photography had yet to be invented at that time, so he used various traditional technical effects in studio lighting. As well as studio work, he experimented with post-production techniques and acquired a great deal of experience in creating stunning pictures with out Photoshop. During that time, Boris was lucky enough to work with Vincent le Blic, who supported and encouraged him in building my portfolio.
With this portfolio, Boris secured a position at a second advertising studio, Studio Collet, this time specializing in digital photography. Studio Collet was considered a pioneer in digital photography when it first came to market. Boris stayed with the studio for five years (two years as a full-time photographer and 3 years as a freelancer), which concluded his nine years of training and education in advertising studios.
Boris always had a deep passion for fashion photography and, in order to further this ambition, decided to become a photographer’s assistant for two years. he was lucky to have the opportunity to work for two of Paris’s most renowned fashion photographers, Thierry Deffrenne and Laurence Laborie. At the end of these two hardworking and fruitful years, he was ready to become a freelance fashion photographer.
Boris is now based in Vietnam and continues to work all over Southeast Asia, mainly in fashion and advertising. He works with medium and large formats, both film and digital. He is also working on a documentary project using all types of Polaroid instant film, capturing images of people in numerous locations including Argentina, Cambodia, China, Europe, Philippines, Thailand, USA, and Vietnam. In 2010 Boris was chosen as one of a few photographers in the world to be a part of The Impossible Project (www.the-impossible-project.com), an organization that takes as its mission to restore and revive the use of Polaroid film.
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