Thomas Chene is a Paris-based artist with an eye for lensing character development and narrative. Chene's work frequents the exploration of emotion through his subjects. His works meld with both the audience and the subject through color and lighting techniques specific for mood manipulation. With a masterful distribution of highlights and contrasts, Chene lures in the viewer.
The audience is engaged by an emphasis on texture. The photographs present certain depths of warmth and stand inviting, whether the narrative appears chilling or charming. Memorable shots include the man with an overtly grizzly bear, blowing a bubble with his all-American gum. Thoman Chene had the lucky privilege of lensing Woody Allen. The portrait is tired and askew, reflective of Allen's career and life.
Thomas Chene's photography is endearing and holds a subtle complexity.