French Photographer

Idan Wizen

born in 1984

idan's Statement

I’m creating sharp and striking images for one purpose: I want my images to provoke thought and discussion. I want the viewer to question himself, question his certainties, learn to see things differently. Pondering two levels: the individual and societal. At the individual level, I want my work to take the viewer on a journey to think about the constraints their minds self-imposed, of acceptance of their body, or to help find the beauty in all shapes, sizes, and flaws. At the societal level, my reflections turn to the choices we will have to make tomorrow: our morals, our environment, our responsibility towards future generations, our relationship to science, to the transformation of homo sapiens into a new species…

These images come from a wide inspiration, mainly from writings, such as those of Bernard Werber or Yuval Noah Harari, but also great photographers like David Lachapelle or Jill Greenberg. Not to mention, of course, my pop culture, ranging from Marvel to Tolkien through the Rock and Metal music of the 70s and 80s.

Combining strong ideas with the relevant aesthetic of an image seems to be easier than writing a political or philosophical piece. Art allows us to send a more subtle message, a message that will be interpreted differently depending on the viewer. By using my art and the subtlety of the multi-interpretation of the message, I want to make the viewers’ ideas turn into perspective and a vision of things while understanding mine. I want to caress the unconscious and thus becoming the seed that will germinate over time, allowing the evolution of ideas.

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