About: Christophe Canis

aka ikusan

Hi. I'm Chris aka Ikusan from Marseille and I think that I'm kind of a photographer even if I still do not accept that title, it is hard to accept it even against what can people say. I do love pictures, I've been loving them since a long time ago, always curious for what they could tell. I got my first Polaroid when I was 11, took thousand of French Castles (when I imagine the price it had cost! Merci Mami), my surroundings, my family... My studies? I completely missed high school. I've been fired, gone to work at supermarkets, a life I've definitively let behind me, I hope :) I've been back to studying by myself to finish by succeeding at the university of law, for my father I think... Then I bought a new camera that finally change my future because I knew what I dreamt about. Then I switched directly without success to History of Art's university. That was my second chance, I became, after 2 years of editor school, an editor for TV fictions. Now I can buy almost all the analogue cameras I wanted when I was young. I do love those cold mechanical monsters that catch part of the light, of pseudo reality. I went from Hasselblad (which I sold) to Pentax 67 and Contax and Zeiss lenses; all the way to some amazing toy-cameras, eventually. I imagine my pictures like movies. The human brain makes links between pictures in movies that had not been shot at the same time and the same place. This is what I'm doing all day, create some magic lies. The flow of the story have a sense and much more sense comes with that little game of pictures and sound. For me photography is also a big part of my memory: it has helped me a lot, but God I'm not so old :) The future? I hope to be a photographer border-free, travelling the world with my toys to remember I'm alive. Time and Space



Exhibitions by Christophe Canis (1 current & 1 archive)

Archive : Time and space

In: Archives · Guests

Grainy Points of View This series shows, with a somehow grainy aesthetic, links between space and time, time and space, the importance of geometry, curves, lines, and the point of view. I played a game with a camera that take half-frame pictures, I shot 2 times to get a full frame picture. The result is […]

Archived exhibition

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BOP name originated in French, it could be translated as: “wave and particle craft”.
BOP is an association whose goal is to promote film photography. It offers each member virtual space for their online portfolio and also aims at organizing collective paper exhibitions and publishing booklets. All BOP members are passionate photographers who aim at achieving high standards for each picture together with artistic coherency in their exhibitions.

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