Stéphane Charpentier began his career working on music projects before moving into personal artistic endeavors at the age of 27. From that time on, he has been working on analog series while living in different cities (Athens, Madrid, New York, Paris, Toulouse and Lyon). Committed into an introspective photographic language, he selects very few pictures from his whole production and makes himself silver prints in the darkroom.
Stéphane is completing assignments for press, portraits, corporate in analog and digital.
He studied photography at the EFTI School in Madrid, followed workshops with Michael Ackerman and Anders Petersen, and has worked as an assistant for Jean-Christian Bourcart in New York.
His work has been presented internationally with exhibitions and screenings in France, China, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the United States, Romania, Russia… under different titles. He was published in the Mono Collective Book, Volume 1, Gomma Publishing, a collection of outstanding contemporary black and white photographs, among renowned artists such as Anders Petersen, Roger Ballen, Jacob Aue Sobol and Antoine d’Agata.
Since the beginning of 2012, Stéphane is often working in Greece, directing video-clips, video installations or short movies, as well as elaborating over the years a self-produced experimental documentary.
Committed to field recordings and sound research, Stéphane took part to the creation of the free-rock ambient band OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE, whose debut album was released in 2013 on Sub Rosa label on CD and double LP.
He collaborated as well with various musicians (Sébastien Schuller, Ramona Cordova, Alyssa Moxley…) and with the dancer & choreographer Raphaël Cottin.
Stéphane is organizing and curating the TEMPS ZERO shows based on the interaction of collective photo/video screenings and live improvised concerts (Paris - St Merry church, Toulouse, Berlin and Athens, after previous similar events performed in Thessaloniki & Athens). Stéphan is represented in France by Françoise Besson, his art dealer.