Franck Landron’s photography is a place of recreation, challenges and joyful and rebellious experimentation. Since 1971, the year he was given his first camera, he has been capturing and collecting the images and traces of his reality.
During his early years, he refined his photographic language, his sense of framing, his taste for experimentation: these were the instinctive beginnings of a personal and professional life dedicated to creation and narration, of which photography would be both the witness and the motor.
Self-portraits punctuate the whole of this photographic journey which began in 1971 and will never stop. We see Franck Landron grow and mature among his band of friends. We share with him these faithful friendships and these intense moments of complicity, of transgressions too. The brazenness of the beginnings is soon doubled by a delightful revolt in the pictures taken at the end of his adolescence, during his years of study in architecture school.
He practices photography as an iconoclast far from the classical rules of composition.
In the background, a certain gravity emerges. This light and present anguish which gives relief and thickness to this photographed happiness. As this album is being built, this antechamber of oblivion, the fear of time passing, as well as the fragility of the moment or the gravity of childhood become perceptible.
Franck Landron takes us into the first part of his intimate story. With a non-demonstrative mastery, acquired through thousands of photographs, he seems to tell us, behind a hidden smile, with a touch of pessimism : “We had a good time anyway…”
Born on January 24, 1957 in Enghien. He grew up in Herblay (Val d’Oise). He graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris, architecture section, in 1977. He continued his studies at the Ecole Supérieure Louis Lumière, Cinéma – Prise de vue before devoting himself to film direction and production. Franck Landron has been a journalist-photographer for the magazine Le Cinématographe, assistant operator on several films including “Jean de Florette” and “Manon des Sources” by Claude Berri.