Parrains - InvitésVincent Munier chose photography as a tool to express his dreams, emotions and encounters in the wild. Inspired by the prints of Japanese painters and minimalist art, his work depicts the animal in its environment. Species such as the snow leopard, the white wolf, the brown bear, the snowy owl or the muskox are part of a bestiary that he continues to explore through committed expeditions, alone and independently. His photographs are published in the press and shown in art galleries in France and Switzerland. Vincent is the author of a dozen books and founded the Kobalann Publishing in 2010 (www.kobalann.com). Today, Kobalann is also dedicated to the production of films: "Ours, simplement sauvage" (2019), co-directed with Laurent Joffrion; "La Panthère des neiges / The Velvet Queen" with writer Sylvain Tesson (2021), co-directed with Marie Amiguet (César 2022 for best documentary film).
An intimate dive between dawn and dusk, when the dark vibrate with all their nuances. In the photographer’s eye, the wild world plays with contours and does not allow itself to be enclosed in a form. It is movement, instant, passage. It dissolves into the absolute. It diffuses its scream through the thicknesses of the air. it consumes the silence, runs under the cover of the forest, grazes us and disappears. It flees or imposes itself. Between the blur and the net, the defined and the indefinite, the near and the distant. The shadows are then more intense, the presences more dense. These prints were presented at the 20th Salamander Festival in Switzerland.