Currently based out of France, he travels the world over to shoot destination weddings. This is because destination weddings offer the most idealistic settings and exotic atmosphere which provide the perfect backdrop to enhance fabulous memories. He for one believes that since destination weddings are based out of exotic locations they’re always subject to the unusual and the unexpected. This is precisely the reason why instead of actually stopping the action, the photographer should stay in the background and look for real interactions and emotions that tell the story of the wedding in a more eloquent way.
Describe a day in the life of Christophe Viseux and what is the biggest professional challenge you face on a daily basis since each wedding is unique and different from the other, especially since you shoot across communities and in different geographies?
Currently a photographer tends to spend the majority of his time in front of the computer. This is because with digital photography it provides the photographer the unique opportunity to edit, retouch, keep in touch with potential clients, undertake research for the next assignment, catching up with deadlines and also update the website on a regular basis. In short, it’s a never ending process. Honestly, after producing all the refreshing work, at the end of the day the social media, networking and SEO are some of the biggest challenges that the photographer has to live with working at an international level.
You have a brilliant eye for visualization in wedding photography. However, what is the one thing that you cannot stop thinking about while you’re photographing a wedding ceremony and why?
I have a strong background of working as an art director in an advertising agency in the United States and in France. This I probably guess is one of the reasons that I am capable to visualize things quickly. However, while shooting a wedding, I am constantly thinking about what’s coming up next and where I should put myself to document the best angle. But having said that anticipation and observation contributes significantly towards creating stunning pictures.
Each wedding is different from the other in terms of customs and traditions. Nonetheless, how do you balance the different customs on one hand to capturing the ceremonies on the other, especially in the case of Indian weddings, which also includes heavily posed portraits and timings.