Laurent Segretier

Laurent Segretier's photo and video creations are characterized by an ambivalent use of digital tools. On one side, Segretier meticulously controls all parameters when creating his portraits, on the other he allows chance to operate, creating accidental distortion that becomes the key element of his compositions. These images appear deformed, severely pixelated, creating something new via the digital framework. Michel Poivert describes Segretier’s work: “combining both the present and a past filled with futuristic images, Laurent Segretier perhaps gives the contemporary image a more traditional function than is unexpected in digital imaging.”