Born in 1963 in Suresnes, France
Lives and works in Paris, France
At the age of twelve, Antoine Schneck discovered a Kodak Retinette camera in a cupboard, bought the book Photography in 10 lessons and started taking black and white photos. While he had a passion for photography, he focused on architecture and entered the Ecole Louis Lumière. He learned to maximize and illuminate the space he worked in. He became a television cameraman then went on to research work organisation in the audio-visual eld around the world. When he was thirty, he turned back to photography and began travelling and taking portraits of Romanians, Malians and Indians. Never hesitating to retouch his images, make collages, or manipulate the forms, the artist bases his approach on the idea that the photographs he takes are like a material that he must sculpt. The images he gives to us are not exactly photographs, at least not in the traditional sense of the term. It’s perhaps best to place them somewhere between the trompe l’œil and the most intimate wrinkles found in reality.