patrick rougereau

PATRICK ROUGEREAU
  • biography
Awarded numerous prizes in France and abroad, he was recognized as "Artist of the Year" at the Chefs World Summit in Monaco in 2018 and was awarded the Gold Medal of the French Culinary Academy in 2019.

His book "LOOK HOW GOOD IT IS!" was awarded the prestigious Best Cookbook Awards in the World in 2017 and in 2020 with the "Best of the Best" award, photography category.

Gastronomy is also a visual art. This is what Patrick ROUGEREAU's works remind us, and they have contributed to the photographer's international reputation for 30 years.

After Paris, London, Saint-Tropez and Megève... Patrick Rougereau, international photographer, has become today one of the specialists of the culinary photography of great talent. These images tell the story of his love for products, for beauty and goodness and his encounters with the greatest chefs in the world of gastronomy.

Through his astonishing, explosive and greedy images, Patrick ROUGEREAU gives to see the beautiful but also the good. Through the framing, the play of light and texture, the effects of shadows and transparencies, he sublimates the products, tells stories, and confuses the senses. Drawing his inspiration from a past as a reporter and fashion photographer, he takes culinary photography out of its function of illustration - the proof in image of the expected result of an ancestral algorithm called recipe - to make it a new abstract art, a design object, a gustatory literature.

The photo according to Patrick ROUGEREAU is a new way of looking at things. In food culture, it would be almost disruptive. Each image, patiently constructed, calls for the technicality of a photographer who is in turn a scriptwriter, a director, a set designer and a lighting designer.

"He associates photography and gastronomy in the most creative way. He likes photos that express precision and simplicity, playing with lines and materials to sublimate the product and create a desire.

His creativity is rooted in the real world. What's the trick, you ask the photographer? The magician will answer mysteriously. Photography requires time and space, Patrick ROUGEREAU sets the framework for emotion. He favors the large format to better strike the imagination and leaves the freedom to the visitor to build his own narrative. Then, like a dish that you only take a bite of or that you taste slowly, the image is sometimes devoured, sometimes tasted. The photo is a pretext to savor the moment.

For him, "there is no good or bad photo, the only one that is successful is the one that creates desire and emotion.

"I found in the culinary art, a challenge to be taken up: living products, a precise technicality and especially an extraordinary exchange with those who share with me this common passion of the kitchen and without whom I could not exert this trade".

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Zoom La femme au pistolet d'or

La femme au pistolet d'or

Silver print on traditional photo paper mounted on Dibond - Original edition 7ex

38" x 74" x 2" (97cm x 187cm x 5cm) available 26" x 50" x 2" (67cm x 127cm x 5cm) available 39" x 79" (100cm x 200cm) available 30" x 59" (75cm x 150cm) available
Zoom Punky Fish

Punky Fish

Silver print on traditional photo paper mounted on Dibond - Original edition 10ex

47" x 71" (120cm x 180cm) available
Zoom Le baiser va laisser des traces

Le baiser va laisser des traces

Silver print on traditional photo paper mounted on Dibond - Original edition 30ex

35" x 71" (90cm x 180cm) available 24" x 47" x 1" (60cm x 120cm x 3cm) available
Zoom Be different

Be different

Silver print on traditional photo paper mounted on Dibond - Original edition 10ex

47" x 47" (120cm x 120cm) available
Zoom Les mures murmurent

Les mures murmurent

Silver print on traditional photo paper mounted on Dibond - Original edition 10ex

47" x 71" (120cm x 180cm) available
Zoom Framboise art deco

Framboise art deco

Silver print on traditional photo paper mounted on Dibond - Original edition 30ex

31" x 31" (80cm x 80cm) available 55" x 55" (140cm x 140cm) available
Zoom Apple Love

Apple Love

Silver print on traditional photo paper mounted on Dibond - Original edition 10ex

31" x 31" (80cm x 80cm) available 55" x 55" x 1" (140cm x 140cm x 3cm) available
Zoom Celeri Rose

Celeri Rose

Silver print on traditional photo paper mounted on Dibond - Original edition 10ex

24" x 35" (60cm x 90cm) available
Zoom Pour toi

Pour toi

Silver print on traditional photo paper mounted on Dibond - Original edition 7ex

24" x 35" (60cm x 90cm) available
Zoom Punky Fish

Punky Fish

Bronze sculpture - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

31" x 0" (78cm x 0cm) available
Zoom Miss Punky, 2022

Miss Punky, 2022

Silver print on traditional photo paper mounted on Dibond - Original edition 10ex

47" x 71" (120cm x 180cm) available 43" x 59" (110cm x 150cm) available
Zoom Butterfly, 2022

Butterfly, 2022

Silver print on traditional photo paper mounted on Dibond - Original edition 10ex

47" x 71" (120cm x 180cm) available 43" x 59" (110cm x 150cm) available

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