« Using images is my way of communicating with people. As a photographer interested in nature, society and beauty, I seek to engage my audience in the continuous and meaningful dialogue on these essential topics. As strong and aesthetic as I can do, my photography is never imagery in itself. The eye is a part of the brain with its function of memory and consciousness of the mind. Photography makes it accessible to others; This is how I conceive of my work and my vocation in life. »
Since childhood, Jennifer Orhélys lived in different cultures, languages, and art. She was always drawn to writing, poetry, music, and fashion; and lucky to be in contact with the beauty and surrounding wilderness. Jennifer is a Photo Vogue published photographer who studied cinema, visual arts, and art history. Her photographic working the “scénaristique” staging inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic periods of classical paintings. In 2017, her work and research on the art of self-portraiture was recognized and were part of the permanent collection of the Kiyosato Photographic Museum.
Jennifer has exhibited from New York to Los Angeles and Paris to Japan.
My Wild Tales
(2015-2022), are captures of colorful image-stories, where wild creatures* express their strong and fragile feelings. The characters are played by Jennifer Orhélys who seems elusive, yet impressively emotional and mystical. Her fashion photographs are thought and worked in a critical suggestion of codes and subjects with regard to the role of Women in Fairy Tales, Myths, Religion, Society, Nature and Art, while evoking the aesthetics of Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic painting. Finally, the spectators enter a revisited fairy tale and interpret the story of the image in search of the hidden meaning.
(2019-2020) is an approach for which « beauty comes first » to defend a pictorial composition. That of the cult of photographic art, and that of natural beauty, nourishing each other, for a tireless commitment to the protection of nature. Through the emotion that carries me, I take photographs as mental projections of my inner world. It’s above all a colorful universe with subtle messages, my presence, among others, allows me to tell a photographic story of a romantic heroine in a picturesque environment with mountains, trees and endless fields. In my images, the creation of the photographic rhythm is the key word. The eye is called to feel the poetry, the light, the lines, the colors and the emotion, to free the imagination of each one. Loving and paying attention to the details of the little things around us, with respect, is my outlook on life. Of his emotions powerful, these allow me to bring out a universal visual force.
The Light Of Darkness, 2016.
• Main Collective exhibitions
2021 • Auto-Fiction/Autoportrait, Centre Culturel 100ecs, Paris.
2020 • Gallery Praxis, Narrative, St Paul, Minnesota.
2020 • Image… envoyée, Image.. sent, Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris.
2020 • Corridor Elephant, Paris.
2019 • Pragati Maidan Gallery, New Dehli, India.
2018 • The Art Basel Grand Opening at Miami Dome.
2018 • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH.
2018 • Nuit Bleue, Hunt Talent, Paris.
2018 • Show Your World, digital, Gallery M, New York.
2018 • The Art Takes Times Square, New York
2018 • La Galerie Nikon (web), Paris.
2018 • « Contact » in University-CROUS International, France-Germany.
2017 • Kiyosato Museum Of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan.
2016 • BERLIN FOTO BIENNALE, Berlin.
2016 • The Winners MIFA in Na Kashirke Gallery in Moscow.
2016 • Galerie KD (Biennial International Of Image), Nancy (fr).
2015 • Louvre Museum, group show, Paris, July 13th.
2014 • Heritage Museum Municipal, Malaga, Spain
2014 • Times Square, july 24th, See Me, New York.
2014 • Gallery artists corners Art Fair, Hollywood.
2014 • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH, USA.
2010 • Biennial international of image de Nancy.
2010 • Centre culturel de la justice à Rio de Janeiro, Brésil.
2009 • « Semaine Internationale de la photographie », Riedisheim.
2007 • Gallery François Ier, Aubigny sur Nére.
• Main Solo Shows
2020 • Resilience-Online, Marvelous Art Gallery, (Uk).
2008 • Gallery Ces arts, Héricourt,(Fr).
• Public collections
See Me (New York)
Kiyosato Museum Of Photographic Arts (Yamanashi, Japan)
• Main Feature Fine Art and Fashion magazine
Vogue Italia, PHOTO Magazine (Fr), See Me (NY), Nikon Gallery (Fr), W Magazine (USA), Al-Tiba9 Magazine (Spain), Version Femina (Fr), Réponses Photo (Fr), Chasseur d’Images (Fr), PHaT Photo (Japan), Artension (Fr), Dodho magazine (Spain), Femme Actuelle (Fr), Mediapart (Fr), Darkroom Magazine (USA), Silvershotz (Australia), Dark Beauty Magazine (USA), Neverlazy (USA), Artist Portfolio Magazine (USA), France 3 Television (Fr), The Exposure Awards Fashion Photography collection (USA), Model Citizen magazine (UK), Imaginarium Magazine (Fr), Fahrenheit Magazine (Mexico), Arles Voies OFF@news (Fr), Bon Exposé-Museum of Art and Design (USA), Tout savoir sur la photographie (Fr), Phototech (Fr), Fubiz Media (Fr), Marvelous Art Gallery Magazine (UK), The Portrait Magazine.