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FRED MORTAGNE (FRENCH FRED) UNTOLDSTORIES PART - 1 FROM “ATTRAPER AU VOL”

In this episode of Behind The Viewfinder (untold stories) PART 1, images from Element Advocate Fred Mortagne's photo book "ATTRAPER AU VOL". Fred breaks down how he captured some of his favorite shots in his book of Ali Boulala, Jeremy Daclin and Charles Collet. Fred moves through his process and gives deep insights from a true master. His book is available at umyeahart.com - Words by Um Yeah Arts


Attraper Au Vol (Catch in the Air) is the photographic life's work of one of the most respected skate film makers and photographers in the world, French artist Fred Mortagne, known as French Fred. This photographic essay culminates years of Fred's work (2000-2015), offering a sublime lens on life. Fred's fluid style evokes the esthetic beauty of skate and the muse of urban culture rather than pure performance, although the raw talent of his subjects is readily apparent. Across settings, subjects and locales, Attraper Au Vol exposes Fred's signature style in one beautiful hard cover book. Shot both on film and digital 35mm format, this collection of images is a canon for the world of skate, and a body of art all its own. Fred's photographs are framed by a foreword from world renowned photographer Anton Corbijn and an essay by Geoff Rowley, one of the greatest skateboarders of all-time whom Fred works with extensively.