Every day is a new journey, a discovery. A stealthy incursion mingling new lights, new cities, new faces; the life of the street theatre...

 

Spectator Street photographer draws inspiration from the urban and men, he reveals the unusual, everyday , poetry.

 

It blends into the landscape of the city, it seizes the moment and the subject in a spontaneous dynamic. He loiters and translated the poetry of a place imbued with humanity.

 

It reflects his time !

 

This stolen moment was forever of a fleeting thing. Street photography is a constantly renewed dream mingling fiery pleasure of beauty, adrenaline, sharing and love of life.

 

All these trips are as many glances stolen here from there that I share with you.

 

Laurent Bertrais

  

Chaque jour est un nouveau voyage, une découverte. Une incursion furtive où se mêlent nouvelles lumières, nouvelles villes, nouveaux visages ; le théâtre de la vie, de la rue...

 

Le photographe de rue en spectateur puise son inspiration dans l'urbain et les hommes, il en révèle l'insolite, le quotidien,la poésie.

 

Il se fond dans le paysage de la cité, il saisit l'instant et le sujet dans une dynamique spontanée. Il flâne et traduit la poésie d'un lieu empreint d'humanité.

 

Il témoigne de son temps !

 

Cet instant volé est le témoin à tout jamais d'une chose éphémère. La photographie de rue est un rêve sans cesse renouvelé où se mêlent plaisir ardent de la beauté, adrénaline, partage et amour de la vie.

 

Tout ces voyages sont autant de regards volés de ci de là que je partage avec vous.

 

Laurent Bertrais

 

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  • JoinedOctober 2007
  • OccupationStreet Photography
  • Current citySaint nazaire
  • CountryFrance

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Bonjour Laurent, Je viens de découvrir ta page et je suis tout simplement bluffée. Tout a été dit dans les autres témoignages... Tes photos sont inspirées et inspirantes. Merci beaucoup. je vais te suivre avec grand plaisir :-)

April 30, 2015

Hello Laurent, Je lis ce mail un peu tardivement... Dés le départ, j'ai apprécié ton coup d'oeil et la qualité graphique de tes photos, mais je pense que ce qui me bluffe le plus chez toi, c'est la façon dont tu arrives à allier la maîtrise de la lumière avec le déclenchement à l'instant T. Du travail et du talent....… Read more

Hello Laurent, Je lis ce mail un peu tardivement... Dés le départ, j'ai apprécié ton coup d'oeil et la qualité graphique de tes photos, mais je pense que ce qui me bluffe le plus chez toi, c'est la façon dont tu arrives à allier la maîtrise de la lumière avec le déclenchement à l'instant T. Du travail et du talent.... Je te souhaites de joyeuses fêtes de Noël. A bientôt, j luc.

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December 24, 2013
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I am so pleased to have found this photo stream! These photographs pull at my emotions... Very professional quality, wonderful variety, and amazing concepts! I truly enjoy the combination of people with the structures people create, such as the man with head in hands against the concrete wall and the picture of a man w… Read more

I am so pleased to have found this photo stream! These photographs pull at my emotions... Very professional quality, wonderful variety, and amazing concepts! I truly enjoy the combination of people with the structures people create, such as the man with head in hands against the concrete wall and the picture of a man with phone in hand, on the right side of the long bench (both untitled). Keep up the good work my friend!

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December 8, 2013

desregards.......l' occhio che sbircia nella serratura sul macrocosmo metropolitano con le sue infinite contraddizioni è solo il pretesto per entrare nel mondo piccolo delle cose, delle angosce e delle emozioni che ogni anima si porta dentro, nella sua profonda solitudine,nella propria aristocratica sofferenza il bia… Read more

desregards.......l' occhio che sbircia nella serratura sul macrocosmo metropolitano con le sue infinite contraddizioni è solo il pretesto per entrare nel mondo piccolo delle cose, delle angosce e delle emozioni che ogni anima si porta dentro, nella sua profonda solitudine,nella propria aristocratica sofferenza il bianco e nero è struggente l' immagine raffinata il taglio elegante tecnica, sensibilità, passione grazie, desregards

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November 26, 2013

Magnifique maitrise du noir et blanc, des ombres, des lignes de l'obscurité. Il se dégage souvent une certaine mélancolie dans vos clichés à laquelle je ne suis pas insensible. J'aime beaucoup votre travail !

November 27, 2013
JR Vork says:

Laurent Bertrais has a powerful point of view that is conveyed in every photograph he takes. He is an expert at drawing the viewer into the photo with intriguing compositions and subjects; while, arousing their curiosity and interest of wanting to know more. It is always a pleasure to view his work and be transported… Read more

Laurent Bertrais has a powerful point of view that is conveyed in every photograph he takes. He is an expert at drawing the viewer into the photo with intriguing compositions and subjects; while, arousing their curiosity and interest of wanting to know more. It is always a pleasure to view his work and be transported to that exact moment and see it through his camera and lens. He is a very talented artist and has hooked me as a fan for life. - JR Vork

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November 18, 2013

Laurent's work has always struck me. Every image has a fresh way of thinking and a consistent style of very high calibre. He has exquisite taste and a wonderful talent for seeing and composing his shots, producing striking, beautiful and powerful images! His work is of the highest quality. And he's a classic gentl… Read more

Laurent's work has always struck me. Every image has a fresh way of thinking and a consistent style of very high calibre. He has exquisite taste and a wonderful talent for seeing and composing his shots, producing striking, beautiful and powerful images! His work is of the highest quality. And he's a classic gentleman as well.

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November 17, 2013

ESTIMADO AMIGO: HAY EN TUS FOTOS UN FASCINANTE Y CAUTIVADOR TRABAJO…….. TUS ENFOQUES ESTAN LLENOS DE VITALIDAD E INICIATIVA.. EN TUS IMÁGENES HAY LABORIOSIDAD, PERCEPCION Y AGUDEZA TU ARTE, TIENE MODOS Y MANERAS QUE LO HACEN FASCINANTE, PRACTICO E INTENSO. GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR TU TALENTO…LAURENT SALUDOS Y FELICIT… Read more

ESTIMADO AMIGO: HAY EN TUS FOTOS UN FASCINANTE Y CAUTIVADOR TRABAJO…….. TUS ENFOQUES ESTAN LLENOS DE VITALIDAD E INICIATIVA.. EN TUS IMÁGENES HAY LABORIOSIDAD, PERCEPCION Y AGUDEZA TU ARTE, TIENE MODOS Y MANERAS QUE LO HACEN FASCINANTE, PRACTICO E INTENSO. GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR TU TALENTO…LAURENT SALUDOS Y FELICITACIONES FRANCIS DE GUAY.

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November 17, 2013
Anthony says:

Bonsoir, j'adore votre travail, je suis votre flux depuis un moment déjà, je m'en lasse pas, j'ai encore beaucoup de progrès à faire avant d'arriver à ton niveau;

November 14, 2013

I would define Laurent Bertrais' work as classy and exquisite. His well-defined style is based on an extraordinary ability to compose the image in which the human figure highlights with the supporting force of geometric shapes around. I feel a special predilection for his black and white photos giving a very good proc… Read more

I would define Laurent Bertrais' work as classy and exquisite. His well-defined style is based on an extraordinary ability to compose the image in which the human figure highlights with the supporting force of geometric shapes around. I feel a special predilection for his black and white photos giving a very good processing. A real artist. Julián del Nogal

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November 14, 2013

Very good at choosing light and shadow and excellent sense of composition, which makes most of the photos very atmospheric.

November 14, 2013

Voilà 11 mois que je navigue sur Flickr. De toutes les galeries que je visite régulièrement, celle de Laurent est la première. Au début Laurent publiait des images de tous les genres mais déjà, certaines d'entre elles m'attiraient plus et me semblaient porter sa "griffe": des NB rigoureux, léchés, piqués, contrastés, … Read more

Voilà 11 mois que je navigue sur Flickr. De toutes les galeries que je visite régulièrement, celle de Laurent est la première. Au début Laurent publiait des images de tous les genres mais déjà, certaines d'entre elles m'attiraient plus et me semblaient porter sa "griffe": des NB rigoureux, léchés, piqués, contrastés, presque "perfectionnistes". Beaucoup de béton, d'espaces ouverts, de docks, de sous-terrains plutôt froids. Ce type de sujet est devenu peu à peu un cadre, un contexte pour la mise en scène de personnages émouvants (solitude, angoisse...). On sent le "repérage", l'anticipation du trait de lumière pour saisir l'opportunité d'un passage. Depuis peu, la couleur des débuts y trouve sa place , une place subtile qui amplifie encore les caractèristiques que j'ai décrites. Et avec la couleur, des sentiments plus "positifs". En résumé: un style très personnel et reconnaissable qui exprimait de la solitude et qui décrit des "passages". Dominique Beau dit Bai Deming 白的明

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November 14, 2013

Laurent has redefined for me what it means to be a photographer. He has a eye for detail and a style that is instantly recognisable. Continuez votre bon travail :) Rico

November 14, 2013

Un sens de la composition aiguës Des noir et blancs finement réalisés. Un vrai regard le monde

November 14, 2013

SIGO DE CERCA LOS TRABAJOS DE REGARD, SUS TOMAS SON DE PRIMERA, ESPECIALMENTE SUS TRABAJOS EN BLANCO Y NEGRO. SUS TOMAS VARIADAS Y OPORTUNAS, EL ESTA AHI A TIEMPO, LISTO PARA CAPTURAR ESE MOMENTO, IMPRECIONANTE..GRACIAS POR DEJARNOS DSFRUTAR DE TU TRABAJO, MUCHO EXITO COMO HASTA AHORA..SALUDOS...DESREGARD.. … Read more

SIGO DE CERCA LOS TRABAJOS DE REGARD, SUS TOMAS SON DE PRIMERA, ESPECIALMENTE SUS TRABAJOS EN BLANCO Y NEGRO. SUS TOMAS VARIADAS Y OPORTUNAS, EL ESTA AHI A TIEMPO, LISTO PARA CAPTURAR ESE MOMENTO, IMPRECIONANTE..GRACIAS POR DEJARNOS DSFRUTAR DE TU TRABAJO, MUCHO EXITO COMO HASTA AHORA..SALUDOS...DESREGARD.. ( J.SANTANA)

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November 14, 2013

Visiting your gallery, I was delighted .... Your photos are fantastic, I love the black and white images! Great work.

November 14, 2013

From people portraits to architectural shots, Laurent's images demonstrate such presence - beautifully captured moments frozen in time to be shared with, and enjoyed, by all!

November 14, 2013

Photos au bord de l'illusion et du rêve dans un noir et blanc étincelant. A portée de l'âme en course vers elle-même, ce sentiment étrange de soulever des montagnes avec quelques gouttes de pluie. Savage french grey-blues.

November 13, 2013

Laurent's work is truly amazing. His creativity and imagination are reflected in the incredible depth of images he brings to life. The images are the extraordinary of the ordinary--the things we see everyday that is fleeting, passing by as we pass by. But, Laurent's eye for this extraordinary quality in the everyday … Read more

Laurent's work is truly amazing. His creativity and imagination are reflected in the incredible depth of images he brings to life. The images are the extraordinary of the ordinary--the things we see everyday that is fleeting, passing by as we pass by. But, Laurent's eye for this extraordinary quality in the everyday world elevates the simple to beautiful, as it always should be. My best to my friend, Laurent, thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with the world! Luke

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November 13, 2013

Une très belle galerie ..... D'excellents b&w Bravo et merci beaucoup

November 13, 2013

I like your black and white style!

November 13, 2013
Erika says:

Ho conosciuto laurent Bertrais su flrckr. Sono stata subito colpita dalla sua capacità di gestire la luce ed il giocare con le ombre. Molto bravo per le geometrie con la presenza umana. Auguro a lui e a noi che lo osserviamo, che continui nella sua ricerca. Saluti Erika

November 13, 2013