Nicolas Blandin (b. 1982) is a self-taught French photographer based in Annecy, France. Winner of the 2017 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, his work has been featured in various publications both printed and online. Besides freelancing for editorial and commercial clients, Nicolas is working on several long-term personal projects. His first book entitled “In the Country of Stones” is now available from Another Place Press.
Photography, when practiced with the eye, heart and mind, is an astonishing tool. It is a time and space machine that can bring complete strangers closer, transform the specific and ephemeral into the universal and enduring, and open up a whole new world of possibilities with its narrative qualities and ambiguity. Its practice is a lifelong journey towards openness, otherness and discovery. It is the best school I have found to learn to look and see.