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Christophe Bonniere is an international fine art photographer specialising in silver-gelatin, working primarily with a 4"x 5" field camera and a 35ml Lieca. The artist does his own printing on classic silver gelatin paper, or on self made silver gelatin emulsion using various supports such as, silk, linen, canvas or art paper. The photographic prints presented here exist in the physical form, printed in limited editions.
Christophe Bonnière is the owner of La Galerie Bonniere, a contemporary art gallery in the South of France. The gallerie’s objective is to present local and international art, exhibiting and promoting artists of various mediums. The gallery permanently showcases Christophe Bonniere’s photography and Elena Berg’s jewellery designs.

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GALERIE BONNIERE, 27 grande rue de Villefranche
09200 St. Girons, France
Tel. 33 (0)6 33 14 10 72, 33 (0)5 61 66 94 38
OPEN TUESDAY TO SATURDAY, 10:30-12:30 and 14:30-19:00

NEXT SHOW AT GALLERY BONNIERE
"POETRY IN PHOTOGRAPHY"
BY RENE AND CHRISTOPHE BONNIERE




VERNISSAGE Friday the 12th of October, From 5 pm to 9 pm, 2018.
Show runs from Friday the 12th of October to Saturday the 20th of October.



Come and discover Christophe Bonniere's most recent photographic works
created in collaboration with his father, a renowned film director, Rene Bonniere.
Years before, in Toronto, Rene and Christophe were professional filmmakers,
Rene as a Director and Christophe as a Director of Photography. Over the years they would occasionally work together.
So this time around they worked together once more as Director and Photographer. As a father and son team they photographed, with a 4" x 5" field camera, local scenes in and around Saint Sernin. Christophe then processed the negatives and printed the thirteen silver gelatin prints, which are the end results of their collaborative endeavors. MORE.....




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Here is a video of me using a 4"x 5" at Lake D'AUBÉ





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GALLERY BONNIERE PAGE

This page lists all of the current and past exhibitions and activities of the gallery.
DO YOU NEED A SHOW IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE? Details for requesting a show are outlined on this page.
The gallery is located in the beautiful town of Saint Girons, in the heart of the Pyrenees Mountains.

Gallery Bonniere is owned and operated by Christophe Bonniere and Elena Berg, jewelry designer/maker. Both their works are on permanent display. MORE.....

MAKE SURE YOU VIEW CHRISTOPHE BONNIERE'S PHOTOGRAPHY PAGE

This is the main page where you will find a selection of the different series of photographs produced by Christophe Bonniere . These are silver gelatin prints of different themes and subjects that span from 1984 to the present. The images show a quest for beauty, adventure, rawness, character. The powers of nature in the wilderness, the variety of culture in people, the raw beauty of the body, stories caught in faces, elements of the heart MORE....

for example

NUDES

Photographed with a 4"x 5" camera. Printed on self made silver gelatin. Applied on silk, linen, canvas, or art paper.
I had done a few nudes earlier and reprinted some of them with my new found discoveries. It was very exciting. I liked the etherealness, the floating, the nude being separated from the background, I found a liberation from the strict bounds of reality that is inherent in the photographic medium. I started to show my new prints around and was quite successful. Soon enough many women would approach me to do their nudes.... MORE.....

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PYRENEES MOUNTAINS

Recent 16" x 20" prints, shot on a 4"x5" camera shows the musical splendor of the Pyrenees mountains. One night I was asleep and was consumed in a dream where I was flying thru an unusual land where the forms of nature were such of like music in a physical form... MORE....


ABOUT BONNIERE PAGE

This page deals with who is Christophe Bonniere and his past accomplishments.

At a Vernissage with some of his collectors, Veronica Tennant, Colleen Murphy, Allan King all of them Order of Canada Recipients.


“Christophe Bonnière represents an elite niche in the world of classic art photography”, Art Film Director, Aglaya Muravlov. "In addition to classic black and white printing, he makes his own silver gelatin photosensitive emulsion."MORE....

LAB & TECHNIQUES PAGE

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I supply international laboratory services for artists, profesionals or amateurs. Send us your black and white films, pay by Paypal, we will process and do contacts, print on RC or fiber paper.

Check out our laboratory rates for black and white film processing and printing at LAB & TECHNIQUES page..


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THIS PAGE DETAILS THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF LABORATORY TECHNICS USED IN A CLASSIC SILVER GELATIN DARKROOM.

For example here is a little bit of history.
Silver gelatin was invented in 1886 by William Maddox, it is a suspension of silver halide crystals in gelatin. This discovery revolutionized photography, and is used to this day by a variety of professionals, including art photographers. All darkroom printing papers (RC or fiber), as well as roll and sheet film, are made with silver gelatin. A silver gelatin fiber print is recognized as archival by museums. MORE....

TO ORDER AND CONTACT PAGE

On this page is all of the ordering and contact information for North America, Europe and Japan. MORE....