Photographer, Street Art, Video, Portraiture, Lifestyle, Arts & Culture, Humanitarian, Visual Artist
Photo Assisting, Film Scanning, Adobe InDesign, Black & White Printing, Film Processing, Film Photography, Line Writer
Europe Latin America
Languages Spoken: French, English, Spanish, Mandarin (a bit)
Years of experience: Less than 3
HEFAT certification? yes
Diego Parlange was born in Bordeaux (France) in 1995 and grew up in the eclectic environment of a vineyard.
After having traveled to Switzerland, New-York, Shanghai or even Cuba for his studies, Diego left finance and delivery worlds to pursue his passion for photography.
Self-taught for the first years, he decided to join the Speos Institute in Paris in order to meet with experts and fine-tune its still-image skills.
His work explores the borders between documentary, portrait and art photography.
After graduating high school, I moved to Lausanne, Switzerland to pursue my scholarship in international hospitality management, where I met people from all over the world and from different backgrounds.
This experience made me become a key-to-all kind of person.
During this bachelor, I had the opportunity to undertake two internships. I went to Shanghai and then to New York City, the city where I discovered the magic and spontaneousness of street photography.
In the meantime, I'd eventually read two life-changing books : L'inclassable, a Jean-François Bizot's biography as well as Henri Cartier-Bresson from Pierre Assouline. Those two admirable books taught me that being a great soul and acquiring an original mindset is, first and foremost, a personal choice.
Having travelled in several parts of the world these past few years, I had the freedom and the luck to take photographs of multicultural individuals in authentic and hectic cities such as New-York, Shanghai, Havana or Marrakech. By meeting people and capturing their emotions, I am not only telling their story but inviting the public to reflect and make use of their imagination.
Approaching inner feelings, documenting social interactions with an artistic bias is what really drives me in photography.