THIBAUT DE SAINT CHAMAS
Thibaut de Saint Chamas is a Paris, France-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.
After a stint in Vienna Austria, 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 of anonymous and famous people. For magazines (Telerama, Madame Figaro, Lire) or personal projects, he aimed to bring out his models’ more impactful angles and attitudes. This experience proved invaluable when he started to shoot beauty and fashion in the 2000s for ELLE and Vogue Paris. When not shooting in Paris he also regularly shoots travel diaries in Burma, Syria, Baltic States, Norwegian North Cape, Nicaragua…
As comfortable with sophisticated studio shoots as with spontaneous on-the-go photography he was asked by ELLE USA to shoot backstage pictures during the fashion shows in a precise, 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, Thibaut opened his own studio in a heritage building in the Montorgueil district.
He works for various fashion brands such as Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, YSL… for campaigns, editorial content, and trends decoding.
He also dedicates time to personal projects that aim to expand and enrich his vision into new territories. His photos deal with the notions of the intimate, the road, the mystery, and the ‘unspectacular’. He is currently finalizing a book on Paris where the decor becomes the main character of a mysterious and fictional play and another one on the forgotten villages of France that was presented during Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles.
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)