PORTRAITS DE VILLES

VINCENT MERCIER

Vincent Mercier is a French photographer born in the 1970s, who now divides his time between Paris and the rest of the world.

Following studies in science, he focused on photography in order to explore the sensitive side of things and to understand the vernacular environment. Fascinated by travel and modernist architecture, his solitary wanderings offer us his silent and solitary vision of chance events that are presented by the cities he goes to “meet”, where a human presence is never directly seen. His images are composed in a near-geometric fashion, somewhat strict but never cold or artificial in their approach.

It was such images that he shot for the first ever YSL retrospective, at the launch of the Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent foundation.

He has worked as a foreign correspondent for AD Magazine and Air France Magazine.

Inspired by the obsolete charm of 1970s America, his personal portrait of Los Angeles was published in the first edition of “Portraits de Villes”.