Featured Artists

"States of Mind" january - march 2014

Born in 1960 in France. Lives and works in Nancy.

Known as “the shadow sculptor”, William Ropp photographs in a unique style. Working mainly in studio, he places his subjects in absolute darkness during extended exposure and uses a flashlight to create effects of illumination and shadow. His painterly portraits attempt to explore mysterious aspects of the human nature. Ropp doesn’t direct his subjects, preferring to spontaneously capture their vulnerability. "It is the dichotomies among the feelings of the model, the intentions of the artist and the perception of the viewer - it is this very ambivalence that forms, in my opinion, the essence and the richness of art," explains him. The artist is best known for his black and white work, but more recently he has been experimenting with color photography.