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Christophe Kiciak
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
France
I am a self-taught hobbyist, who simply enjoys creating unusual images. My work never contain anything but my own photos, combined into surreal, conceptual, or fantasy oriented pictures. My beloved wife Marianne is helping me, especially on the artistic side of the creations (sets construction, image composition, color choices, overall feeling).

I am convinced that a great deal of what “Art” is lies in doing things differently. In visual arts, looking at things from another angle, modifying the lighting, adjusting an expression, or changing an attitude can bring life to an otherwise dull work. However, seeking difference simply for the sake of it is probably not a good way to obtain the best results. This is where “Creativity” steps in. I would personally define it as the ability to use difference as a tool to bring interest. Therefore, being creative is very important to me. Of course, I often fail at it, but I believe that pursuing that goal is the path I should follow.

Creating a new image is a whole process to me. Some photographers are able to instinctively recognize a worthy situation, find the best angle, and shoot it, all in a matter of seconds: this is a talent I don’t have. However, what I can do is imagine concepts, draw several rough sketches to see how they could be efficiently translated into pictures, determine all the various photos I am going to need, hunt patiently for them, plan additional shooting sessions, and assemble everything on the computer. As a result, my images are like personal statements, a bit like a novel for a writer. Everyone is free to like or dislike them, to agree with my point of view or not, but fact is there is no cheating in them: my images are the direct reflection of my thoughts, the traces of my existence.

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Bernardumaine Mar 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving !
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DugStanat Mar 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the watch and fav! :)
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Belated happy birthday! :party: 
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gyaban Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconmegan7:
You are very welcome! :heart:
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blackstar707 Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party:
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gyaban Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :-)
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Cinnamoncandy Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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gyaban Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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Urus-28 Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bon anniversaire :la:
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