François Aubret is a French photographer currently living in Los Angeles. After graduating from a Masters degree in Environmental Design in Shanghai, he pursued a professional career as an exhibition and interior designer for five years but left this position to use his creativity towards his own artistic practice.
Coming to California completely changed the way François looks at his surroundings now. It felt to him like seeing life in color again! Influenced by his experience as an environmental designer, his eyes started simplifying urban elements and nature into vibrant juxtapositions of color blocks. Daily life scenes were becoming graphic works before his own eyes, and he rapidly felt the need to capture and share his finds.
François’ work is a documentation of hidden geometry and patterns he comes across in urban environments. Wherever he goes, François likes to observe the local visual language that defines our cities and cultures. Away from popular landmarks, he wanders around neighborhoods searching for overlooked scenes that reflect the local visual identity. By playing with the relationship that exists between man-made and nature, abstraction and reality, he aims to reveal the familiar beauty and extraordinary humor in seemingly mundane spaces.