LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Belfort, Franche-Comté, France
DATE OF BIRTH
"Using images is my way of communicating with people. As a photographer interested in nature, society and beauty, I seek to engage my audience in the continuous and meaningful dialogue on these essential topics. As strong and aesthetic as I can do, my photography is never imagery in itself. The eye is a part of the brain with its function of memory and consciousness of the mind. Photography makes it accessible to others; This is how I conceive of my work and my vocation in life."
Since childhood, Jennifer Orhélys lived in Different Cultures, Languages and Art. She was always drawn to writing, poetry, music and fashion; and lucky to be in contact with the beauty and surrounding wilderness. Strong visual experience, which will feed her years later in her artistic expression: Photography.
Jennifer is a Photo Vogue Italia published photographer who studied Cinema, Visual Arts, and Art History at the Ecole des Arts at the Sorbonne-Pantheon. So her fascination for the Art of Self-portraiture is a specialization. Her photographic working the “scénaristique” staging inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic periods of classical paintings.
"Jennifer Orhélys is a natural, as the strong heart heroine. Visions of the classic fairy tales."
Jennifer Orhélys' Self-portraits explore themes as varied as Romanticism, Fairy Tales, Surrealism, Hyper-Femininity, the Universe, and the Beauty of Nature in her thought-provoking photographic-dramatic works. In her images, Jennifer shares a world full of magical appearance. Using his face in hundreds of productions, his portfolio shows more than a thousand different women. Its bucolic, dreamy and sensitive world is filled with poetry and takes its spectators very far, through its imaginary journey. She is her own Art Director, Photographer, Model, Stylist, Makeup Artist and Hairdresser. Jennifer excels in the perilous exercise of constantly recreating herself in the discipline of self-portrait.
In 2016, her work and research on the art of self-portraiture was recognized and were part of the permanent collection of the Kiyosato Photographic Museum, Japan.
Jennifer has exhibited from New York to Los Angeles and Berlin to Japan.
Her self-portraits have featured in several significant group exhibitions, such as the Berlin Foto Biennale/Magnum Agency (Palazzo Italia, Berlin), the Louvre Museum (Paris), Times Square (New York), Artist Corners Gallery (Hollywood), Pragati Maidan, (New Dehli)...
Her photographs lead her to participate in numerous exhibitions, and her images have recognized in several prestigious national and international competitions. She regularly works with the French and foreign press.
Jennifer Orhélys studies medicine and botany.
WHO I AM
Artist-Photographer: Nature, Landscapes and Self-Portrait.
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