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Thomas Vollaire (France)

Since the beginning of 2000, photographer Thomas Vollaire has met a number of celebrities from all over the world. None has escaped his inseparable FUJIFILM X-T1 camera, which accompanies him to the greatest events of the Planet… between Paris, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. With his photographs, Thomas Vollaire aims to reveal the mystery of celebrities, making them feel closer to us. As a correspondent for magazines such as le Figaro, Gala, Stern and the Times, Thomas Vollaire has become in a few years the emblematic photographer in celebrity portraiture.


At the end of 2013, I decided to put away my 20kg of equipment and go back to the fundamentals – an aperture ring and a shutter speed dial… What does the FUJIFILM X-T1 mean to me? It is the ultimate camera that allows me to work in real time on framing and light without losing time. And with the quality of lenses, my legendary sharpness and the fine skin textures are still there. Today, thanks to the X-Series equipment, I’m working in a simpler way than ever before. The type of equipment I’m working with is not as bulky, which makes it possible to develop an intimacy more quickly with the subject… "Simpler way" also means to capture and master natural light in real time.