Jean-Francois Carly Snake

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Jean Francois Carly

Jean-Francois Carly is a Belgian born photographer whose passion for photography started when he was given his first camera at the age of five. It was a simple point and shoot affair sparking a curiosity and desire that resulted in an ever growing collection of photographs around fashion and portraiture. In his late teens he discovered the work of Diane Arbus, Joel Peter Witkin, Disfarmer and Avedon, describing their images as beautiful and challenging. That was when he realized the potential to create extraordinary representations of beauty and imagination within the realms of fashion photography. His photo series “Snake” is one of his personal projects, which can be described as romantic and surreal, holding a certain subtle elegance and vaporous darkness. To find out more about Jean-Francois Carly check the interview below and visit his website

Jean Francois Carly

Are there any personalities that have contributed to your successful career path?
Richard Avedon, Mary Ellen Mark, Bruce Webber, Disfarmer for giving me the passion of Photography

How did your photographic career start?
I started 16 years ago, I always had a passion for Photography but it blossomed when I discovered the work of Photographer Dominique Issermann.

What was your favourite project and why?
The snake project because it pushed people to go beyond their limits.

Jean Francois Carly

How do you define creativity?
Looking at the world differently, everyone has it. 

If you had one advice for someone seeking to live a creative life, what would you tell him?
Try it, do it, don’t give up

Do you have a favourite quote that describes what you truly believe in?
Tomorrow is another day, tomorrow is a better picture

Jean Francois Carly

What was the biggest challenge you’ve faced during your career as a photographer?
Constantly finding new ideas.

What do you know now that you wish you knew at 21?
Every age has its own pleasure

Is there anything for which you would be ready to give up your passion for photography?

Jean Francois Carly All images © Jean-Francois Carly

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