Thibaut de Saint Chamas

Thibaut de Saint Chamas is a Paris based photographer. He discovered photography just before graduation at Sciences Po Paris and decided thereupon to change course and quit a safe and predictable career for a precarious but creative life.

Immediately after he joined the Ecole Nationale des Arts décoratifs. Where he acquired a visual and artistic culture and learned the importance of cross disciplinary inspiration.

He started his career shooting portraits. Both of anonymous and famous people. For magazines (Telerama, Madame Figaro, Lire) or personal projects he aimed at bringing out the more impactful angle and attitude of his models. This experience proved invaluable when he started to shoot beauty and fashion in the 2000’s for French ELLE and Vogue Paris. 

As comfortable with sophisticated studio shoot as with spontaneous on the go photography he was asked by ELLE USA to shoot backstage pictures during the fashion shows in a super precise and yet spontaneous way. This gave him the opportunity to meet numerous creative and talented artists and perfect his sense of beauty style and fashion.

Convinced that beauty is a subtle mix of light mastering, attitude and composition he opened his own studio in an historic building in the Montorgueil district.

He works for luxury brands such as Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, YSL, Guerlain, Azzaro, Smalto, L’Oréal as a photographer or as a consultant for branding strategy or trends decoding.

Always seeking to confront his vision with new territories, he also dedicates time for personal works around the notions of the intimate, the road, the mystery, and the ‘unspectacular’.

His latest works deal with the Night, the Deserts and a book project about French Landscapes.

His pictures appear in Giorgio Armani (Rizzoli) Life under my skin (Diesel) Azzaro 50 ans d’éclat et Lolita Lempicka 20 ans de création, éditions Lamartinière, Mouna Ayoub parcours d’une collectionneuse, American Style (Assouline)