In the fourth episode of Picture Perfect, VBS visits Vincent Fournier in Paris to discuss his distinct style that merges fantasy with reality in photographs of rockets, otherworldly landscapes, research facilities and cosmonauts. We then travel with Fournier to the NASA Kennedy Space Center before the last space shuttle launch.
We are proud to announce the release of the fourth episode of Picture Perfect featuring Vincent Fournier. In this episode, Picture Perfect visits Fournier at his studio in Paris, France where we talk about his unique process, inspirations and distinct style that merges fantasy with reality in photographs of robots, research facilities, otherworldly landscapes and cosmonauts. We then travel with Fournier to Cape Canaveral, Florida as he documents NASA’s Kennedy Space Center prior to the last space shuttle launch.
Born in Burkina Faso, photographer Vincent Fournier spent the majority of his childhood in Brittany, France. Earning degrees in visual arts and sociology at Montpellier, Fournier went on to study at l’Ecole Nationale de la Photographie in Arles. Fournier’s frequent visits to the Palais de la Decouverte Museum of Science as a child planted the seeds for what would become the focus of his work. Fascinated by the magic of machinery, Fournier’s photographs explore humanity’s relationship with technology and attempts at using it to gain an understanding of the world. Staging his subjects in controlled environments, Fournier’s images mix fantasy with reality while introducing an element of futuristic irony.
For his ongoing Space Project, Fournier’s stylized vision is realized at some of the world’s most prominent space centers: Gagarine Cosmonaut Training Center near Moscow (Russia), Mars Desert Research Station in Utah (US), observatories in the Atacama Desert (Chile), and the Guyana Space Center in Kourou (French Guiana). In this episode, we follow Fournier to the NASA Kennedy Space Center. During this long awaited visit, Picture Perfect documents Fournier’s process in finding his unique point of view on-location as he captures the vast expanse of the center and the space shuttles Discovery and Atlantis.
We’re pleased to present a sneak peak of the fourth episode of the VICE series Picture Perfect. VICE travels with French photographer Vincent Fournier to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as it prepares for the launch of the last space shuttle. Check out the episode when it airs on June 21st.
We’re pleased to present a sneak peek of the fourth episode of the VBS series Picture Perfect. VBS travels with French photographer Vincent Fournier to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as it prepares for the launch of the last space shuttle. Check out the full episode when it airs on June 21st.