WHO AM I ?
I'm JLG, a French Fashion and Wedding photographer, and the founder of "PHOTOCAMEX" - a Wedding Photo & Video Studio. I'm a trainer for Empara (The Netflix of the photographers) and the executive director of the international association of Wedding photographers: THE XP PHOTOGRAPHERS.
My style is between a documentary style of photo-reporting (photos taken on the spot) and a more artistic style with a touch a fashion.
I agree with Yves Saint-Laurent that "Fashion passes, Style remains ! ".
Your Best Friend
To consider future Brides and Grooms as my best friends, to integrate seamlessly into their D-Day and capture their most exceptional memories: that is my philosophy.
During each wedding, my passion for photography and my enthusiasm come to life. I don't think that amazing photos should just be beautiful pictures, they should also tell a story, your story... and one day, through those pictures, you will be ale to pass this story to the future generations of your family. I work with couples who share these values. I think that the emotions present at a wedding deserve to be remembered with a lot of passion, and should be captured with Exceptional dedication.
A philosophy focused on quality
"The Exceptional" is my philosophy, my style, my identity... I wish for every collaboration to be exceptional, both on the human level and on the artistic level.
I'm a full-time professional photographer and I use my expertise in Fashion photography at the service of your wedding, with elegance.
Love is everywhere on your D-Day and I promise to put my heart and soul into capturing the Love betweenn the two of you.
Love is at the origin of everything and everything has been said about Love
We see through the eyes of Love
Love can be mystical, socratic, crazy, absolute
We can even live on Love and fresh water alone
We fall in Love at the beginning
We can be a child of Love
We can have the face of Love ("Gueule d'Amour" in French)
Love is everywhere
But Love is no joke
Love throws its arrows
And sometimes it is our self-esteem that is affected ("Amour propre" in French)
We can make Love
Have some of its handles (("Poignées d'Amour" in French)
Living in its nest
Create Love stories
Do everything to avoid sorrow
Love is infinite and it often takes the form of a “yes !”
Love even has its D-Day...
... and that day I put my heart and soul into capturing the Love between the two of you.
JLG by Zankyou
JLG is not an ordinary photographer. His name is made of three first names: Julien Laurent Georges ; his work record is impressive ; his multiple activities make of JLG an extraordinary professional. Image enthusiast, he lives for his art and trains the photographers of tomorrow. He is the founder of the Photocamex agency and JLG did not specialize in wedding photography by chance. He is very attached to the idea of creating memories and passing them on and he wishes to put his modern outlook and exceptional talent at the service of your story. JLG uses his acclaimed and recognizable touch to tell your Love story and capture your Love through his pictures. JLG has the talent for creating images reminiscent of the work of Irving Penn or Peter Lindbergh, two immense fashion photographers who have sublimated the use of black and white in photography. However, JLG's pictures are never set or stiff, quite the contrary and the color explodes in his photos. This daring photographer's image-paintings are very much alive and are not only beautiful, they also evoke strong emotions. His style is a blend of documentary and art, he love to creat exceptional photographies. You are the couple that he will put at the center of every moment, that he will sublimate through compositions in wide shots or very cinematographic tight shots. You will even be present when you are not there, in the tears of a loved one or in the laughter of friends. JLG is your photographer. A friend and an artist, near and far, talented and discreet, he will provide an unusual mix of technical virtuosity and active listening. Julien Laurent-Georges creates for you and with you the album of your lives. Taste the exceptional, it suits you...
INTERVIEW of the 4th World Wedding Photographer ISPWP Winter 2018
What's your favorite challenge about shooting weddings?
First, I want to remind here that French people are the best English speaker in the world and all readers will see that I am the proof! Sorry, I hope I'm a better photographer than an English writer. More seriously, my favorite challenge is about “Feeling” / the connexion with people ! The connexion with the Bride, with the Groom and with everyone too at each Wedding. The Human relashionship is the most important thing for me.
For example, in fashion shows, I prefer the backstage, because the photographer can interact with the Models, create a link and it's this invisible thread that I love to weave in my photos! We often say that a beautiful picture has a little something more... I hope that in some of my photos the little something more is this invisible thread woven by the link between people. Surely, it's for this reason that I like less the landscape photography and that I love the Wedding photos.
What's your best advice to couples who want really amazing and unique wedding photos?
My best advice to couples is to marry someone who is really in love ;-) yes yes it's important for the quality of photos!! And when the couples contact me, the choice is already made ! So I take the opportunity of this article to encourage single readers to be patient before choosing the Love of your life! I prefer to immediately clarify after saying that it's important not to follow my advice because I am still single at 39 ! Joe, can we use this article as a dating website? ;-)
What is your approach to photographing portraits of the bride and groom on the wedding day?
My approach to photographing portraits of the Bride and Groom is the same as during my Fashion shootings: I speak a lot, I make them feel relaxed, I joke a little, and I sometimes make contests jokes ... unfortunately I don't have a very good sense of humor so I lose all the time... ... and also I especially try to bring out the authenticity.
How do you feel about photographing a first look?
My favorite first look is at church, when the Groom discovers the Bride enter in the church like a superhero comic (with the holy side more)! I know that this moment of Wedding is one of the most important and one of the most emotional moment of the D-Day... my technical concentration and my placement are to the maximum (my Second Shooter would have many anecdotes to tell you about misfits placement when I walked on the dress of the Bride at this important moment... but ... I would answer such accusations only in the presence of my lawyer !!!)
How would you describe your post-processing "look" for your photos?
I don't see anything fun to answer to this question ... so next ! ;-) Oh !!! If we could pass the post-processing and have our photos immediately as we imagine... it would be amazing !
Do you think it's important to evolve your style of photographing weddings through the years?
Yves Saint-Laurent, this famous French philosopher ;-) , said “La Mode passe, le Style reste.” ("Fashion goes, Style remains.”). The sentence is my thinking, and I would have dreamed of being the author! So, immediately forgotten that Yves Saint-Laurent invented it and enter in your mind that this sentence is from Julien Laurent Georges! Easy: just two different words! ;-)
What do you think makes the difference between a great wedding photo and an award-winning wedding photo?
The logo “ ISPWP Award Winner” at the bottom left of the photo ! ;-)
Robert Doisneau, another great French philosopher, said: “Si je savais prendre une bonne photographie, je le ferais à chaque fois” (“If I knew how to take a good photo, I would do it every time"). Once again I would ask to remember that this sentence was used for the first time in this article! ;-)
Luck has a very important part in a good photo, when my friends told me that I am a good photographer, so I answer that I am just very lucky. But the true is that I have much less humility ! :-)
What do you do when you start to feel "stale" to inspire you photographically?
Never show that we are "stale"... keep smiling and working... to be a photographer is the best job in the world !!!! But when I'm worn out, a hug from my wife and it's gone! Oh... yes I'm single... so keep smiling and working !!!! ;-)
How do you feel when you are in the "zone" photographing weddings?
A rainy day, with the couple who are not very friendly, with the guests who are pushing me to have the best angle for their photos (they will surely miss), with the parents of the Bride and Groom who don't want to be on the same photo, with this kind child who gets on all fours behind me at the moment when my eye in the camera I have to go backwards... I feel great !!!!!!! :-) And when it's better, I don't feel bad either! Weddings are like a box of chocolate... ;-) But I'm in love with the unexpected! One of the favorite moments is in post-processing when I discover an exceptional photo of an unexpected moment (I had forgotten the existence of this moment) and it's often these photos that I present in ISPWP contests. And if in addition there is the invisible thread... no hesitation: the ISPWP contest !
What does winning an ISPWP contest award mean to you?
I love my photos as much as my own children, so when I receive an award it's like if my oldest son enters in university or as if my youngest daughter had just lost her first tooth ! Well, the true is that I have not still a child but to receive an award makes me extremely proud! So, I decided that the day I will have a child I will named him: Award or maybe Joe! ;-) Thank you for reading Julien Laurent Georges
My name is Julien Laurent Georges, it's an artist's name composed of my 3 first names of birth! I'm french, I'm 39. I'm a Wedding & Fashion Photographer with a documentary style and a touch of fashion and cinematography. I'm a Fearless Award-winning, WPS, WPJA Awards-winning, the Best French Wedding Photographer 2018 ( Zankyou Agency) and the 4th ISPWP Photographer of the Winter 2018. My dream since I was a kid was to become a professional Tennisman... Missed ! My dream since I was adult was to become a professional Photographer! Sorry Kid I was... Sucessful for this dream only ! I was a French professor and photographer is a reconversion. I will end this little Bio with a quote from Peter Lindbergh whom I love: “Photography gives you the opportunity to use your sensibility and everything you are to say something about and be part of the world around you. In this way, you might discover who you are, and with a little luck, you might discover something much larger than yourself.” I wish that all photographers to discover something much larger than yourself. We are the architects of memory, we are the emotions in the eyes of the grandchildren of our Brides and Grooms, so we are the present and the future in the same time. #futureisnow