Born in 1966 in Paris, Jean-Philippe Carré-Mattei is passionate about images. After defending a thesis on the technical anthropology of photography at the Sorbonne, this specialist has been off the lecture hall benches for several years now, teaching in turn and passing on his knowledge in prestigious Parisian institutions. Attracted by travel photography, he has recorded his many journeys from Iceland to the deserts of the Emirates, via the Trans-Siberian, and Chinese megalopolises. He documents the extremities of the world, where his familiar environment disappears in favour of new realities. While he focuses on architecture and landscape, his photographic approach is extremely meticulous when he is not travelling, accentuating geometric aspects that are affirmed in the framing and surreal settings. The artist holds regular exhibitions in France and abroad with his photography collective.