A Tribute to Nicolas Evariste: His Best Photography + Exclusive Interview

Nicolas Evariste, a.k.a. Nicoweb is a young French photographer who specialized in b&w photography and who manages to capture life in astonishing ways. Focusing on simple, singular subjects, Nocolas’ art is clean, pure and absolutely astonishing. pxleyes.com has questioned him and tried to find out more about who is the real artist behind the name. Here goes! Q: Who is the person behind the talent “Nicoweb” ? Tell us your real name, age, where do you live, what do you do…
A: I’m Nicolas Evariste, 24 years old photographer and coming from Granville in Normandy (France). I carry a strong interest in landscape photography of my area, in macro and in animals photography too. Photography, but not only … Indeed, I am passionate about everything related to the picture. Fanatical about painting, cinema, or literature, I like the image in all its forms! You’ll find more photographs or informations on my website: www.nicolas-evariste.fr
Q: When did you discover your passion and talent for photography? How did it all start?
A: I started photography in 2006. I was quickly attracted by black and white, duotone and square format. Freelance graphic designer by trade, the practice of photography came naturally enough, in continuity with my graphic design works. It also allowed me to evolve in this area, offering me an additional tool for my creative process. Today, this passion gains more and more space, whether in my personal or professional projects.
Q: Do you use any image editing software after the shooting sessions? If so, what is that?
A: Yes, I shot all my photographs in RAW format that allow me to work them with Camera Raw (and Photoshop). My main editions are contrast and colors adjustments and crops to obtain the square format (I’m working with a Canon 5D MKII, so square is not the native format of the pictures).
Q: Are there any famous artists whom you admire or who influenced your work?
A: There are many people who influenced my works. For the landscapes, photographers like Michael Kenna, David Burdeny or Josef Hoflehner are a great source of inspiration. And for the animals photographs, Nick Brandt, Laurent Baheux and Gregory Colbert… impressive photographers too!
Q: Which is your favorite shooting location? Or perhaps you have a favorite subject?
A: Nature is a recurring theme in most of my series. Since I was little I’ve the chance to live in the countryside, to meet beautiful landscapes and a nature still untouched … it would be a shame not to enjoy this opportunity and not share it with the others.
Q: Do you have your own studio or you’re more of an “outside” photographer?
A: Currently all my photographs has been taken outside. But I’m thinking about some future human portraits… so perhaps studio’s shots will coming soon (but I don’t have my own studio yet!).
Q: What advice would you give to a photographer just starting out?
A: I’ve got 3 important rules: 1 – “Quality is more important than quantity”. You must be very patient! Most of the time when I take pictures, I come back with a full memory card and finally all pictures will go to the trash. To have a satisfying result, it’s sometimes necessary to do and redo the photo. 2 – Take pictures for fun and not put pressure … don’t make photo by obligations! 3 – Forget the rules ;-)

Acinonyx Jubatus

Acinonyx Jubatus

Balearica Regulorum

Balearica Regulorum

Pelecanus

Pelecanus

King

King

Zebra III

Zebra III

White Angel

White Angel

Heaven

Heaven

Dramatic Day

Dramatic Day

Blue Gold

Blue Gold

White Poppy

White Poppy

Tendresse

Tendresse

Infinite Universe

Infinite Universe

Velvet

Velvet

Pure

Pure

Underwater

Underwater

Angels

Angels

Burn

Burn

Strange Family

Strange Family

Sunny Day

Sunny Day

Darkness

Darkness

The End

The End

10

10

Borderland

Borderland

Rocks

Rocks

Into the Dark

Into the Dark

The Hole

The Hole

The Arrival

The Arrival

I

I

Waiting for the Sea

Waiting for the Sea

Reflexion

Reflexion

Locked Out

Locked Out

The Flood 09

The Flood 09

Distant

Distant

Old Boat

Old Boat

Giraffa – In Love

Giraffa - In Love

Lemur Catta

Lemur Catta

Zebra II

Zebra II

Ceratotherium Simum

Ceratotherium Simum

Kobus Leche

Kobus Leche

Giraffa – In Love V

Giraffa - In Love V

Elephas Maximus

Elephas Maximus

Arothron Hispidus

Arothron Hispidus

Panthera Leo

Panthera Leo

Phoenicopterus Ruber

Phoenicopterus Ruber

Caiman Crocodilus

Caiman Crocodilus

Ardea Cinerea

Ardea Cinerea

Fragile

Fragile

Nostalgie

Nostalgie

Abyss

Abyss

Zebra

Zebra

Author:

Giulia is a 25 year old girl from Romania. She runs a blog dedicated to cute animals on furrytalk.com. She's also an amateur photographer and has a passion for Photoshop.

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3 Responses:

  1. ziggyx2003 says:

    Absolutely wonderful collection. I especially love the fence images, I do like a minimalistic approach.

    thank you for sharing.

    ( 2 years and 1852 days ago )
  2. macluziaf says:

    Very inspiring!

    ( 2 years and 1852 days ago )
  3. amy says:

    simply astounding…….they’re wonderful!!!!!

    ( 2 years and 1850 days ago )

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