Benoît Coppey


Benoît Coppey Photographer

Tell us a bit about yourself

Born in Dunkirk, France.

Graduated in Law and Education Sciences, I started photography by "chance" in 2008, quickly turning to film and instant photography. I made black and white my principle, color my exception.

Independent and self-taught, my work is halfway between the human and nature, the intimate and the universal.

Tell us about one of your favourite projects and what inspired you to do it

My favorite project is called « De soufre et d’iode » and based on a long dyke which separates the sea and the metallurgical industry.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am still working on the project « De soufre et d’iode » and I am pursuing photographic work in the former Soviet Union, in the footsteps of Lenin.

Who are your biggest influencers in the industry?

Raymond DEPARDON, Jean-Loup SIEFF, August SANDER, Harry GRUYAERT, Peter HUGO, KUDELKA…and many many more.

What was the last thing that inspired you?

The story of Vivian MAIER

Tell us why it's important for you to have a portfolio website

Mainly to expose the projects on which I worked or those which I pursue.

As aphotographer what are your tips in building a portfolio website?

Excerpts from photographic works. Around 5 series to prompte on the website.

How do you market yourself?

Mainly on social medias and exhibition

Why do you use Portfoliobox?

To show my work differently

Visit Benoît's website for more inspiration, and don't forget to follow him on Instagram.

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