France / Chine ,
Working as a fashion photographer and Creative Director based in China since 2005, Matthieu has always engaged his varied activities in different artistic fields with the same objective: to refine his understanding of image creation. Along his journey, he has collaborated with companies and magazines such as EBEL (LVMH), YUE SAI (L’Oréal), Adidas, and Li-Ning, started the Chinese bureau of the advertising agency AIR Paris, worked with the Architect Christian de Portzamparc, and has shot for Vogue Magazine, 生活 LIFE Magazine, Elle, Elle Men GQ, Surface, and Vision.
Primed by his experience, Matthieu joined in 2014 the freshly Shanghai based French agency 5e Productions with the aim of combining their expertise of the photography, fashion and luxury industries. As a result, they founded 5e Artists with the desire to foster visual creations and the perspective to converge art and commerce with compelling visual stories.
"Working with images echoes my desire to understand the world around me and its people. Each element is essential in the process of capturing photos as an art form, playing with the interdependence of light, time, and contemplation. Exploring consciousness through the eye of possibility, I am unendingly fascinated by the mysteries of forms and the surprising secrets they can unveil.” - Matthieu Belin