Jean-Christophe Ballot divides his time between photography and documentaries.
A DPLG-qualified architect, graduate from the National School of Decorative Arts and La Fémis [École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son] and former resident of the Villa Medici, his work forms part of several museum collections. Space is the main focus of his repertoire: the space in towns, with the urban landscape and architecture, the space in ports, cramped spaces, sites of remembrance, spiritual places, the space in natural landscapes and gardens and the space in lapidary and archaeological sites. He seeks out frozen moments in time and practises contemplative photography.
In his search for what is universal and timeless in the landscapes he observes and whose reflection he offers up to us, Jean-Christophe Ballot turns to painting, and his images therefore have the depth and breadth of an ageless painting.
Jean-Christophe Ballot au Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, 2015 - © Éric Sander