Following personal aesthetics over trends, Julien Boudet has been documenting the evolution of fashion since January 2013. Inspired by the minimalist and surrealist movements, architecture as well as the photographic process, Boudet believes that the foundation of his artistic practice derives from the philosophical ideas of the father of photojournalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson. As Bresson states in his revolutionary novel, The Decisive Moment, “the camera performs the action of documentation, yet it is the responsibility of the human eye to capture this specific moment before it is gone forever.” Through his heightened sense of time and space in collaboration with his immaculate attention to detail, Julien Boudet is capturing what he likes to call the Decisive Fashion Moment.
Why Bleu Mode?
Growing up in Sète, encompassed by the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France, Julien Boudet has always had an affinity with the color blue. Watching the sea from his bedroom window, he tranced at the vivid color of the sky as it merged with the sea, forming an indescribable beauty. To Julien, fashion is the sky and photography is the sea. Although they are separate elements, the power which the two create becomes utterly sublime. Therefore, Boudet created Bleu Mode to explore his passion for photography and fashion as one medium. Although Boudet is now based in New York City, his appreciation for his experiences while growing up seaside has become the foundation for his company. Comparable to the color blue, Bleu Mode represents innovation, inspiration, and perspective. Bleu Mode is a new vision of fashion photography that aims to capture and inspire individuals worldwide.
Currently using Nikon D4, Mamiya Pro 7ii, Voigtlander Bessa R3a, Leica C2, Contax T2, Rolleiflex 3.5F.