Robin Girodon started photography seven years ago, after graduation in documentary photography. He carried on his journey as a storyteller photographer. During this time, he travelled to different parts of the world to represent the emotion of his subjects. While including sceneries, he based his work on the cohabitation between ancient human customs, modern culture and nature.
Catching emotion through my lense is the most important part of my work, that is why I take the time to connect with my subjects to capture the best of them.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Food photography : I like to use different props that reflect the vibe of the restaurant and the dishes. I also bring different backdrops to highlight the dishes and fits with the colorspaces.
Real Estate Photography : I usually do a tour of the residence to find the best angles to better capture the space. In addition to that I look for the perfect time of the day to enlightens the house. Finally, I look for beautiful details that brings charm to the place.
Portrait : Every studio that I work with has different equipment and it's very important for me that I have the time to study it before my clients arrive and I can give them my full attention and time. Hence I can use the best light source and diffuser regarding the subject I am photographing. I also make sure to make the customers feel comfortable, use the best poses to make them beautiful by chatting and laughing with them and putting on their favourite music. I scope for interesting locations if clients are looking for outdoor portraits. Finally, I choose my different locations regarding the mood expected from the client.
Wedding : I prepare the mood-board with the customer and have a free meeting beforehand to understand customer needs, eg. any cultural ceremonies or who is close family and should be captured. Besides that I examine the wedding location days before to plan the timeline regarding the light of the hour. Finally, I always have a list of shots to make sure nothing or no one is forgotten for their best day.
Travel photography : I prepare the trip weeks before and intensely study the map and the sun routes to have no surprises on site. I always come the day before at the shoot location to make sure everything is perfect. I sometimes wait days at the location in order to capture the perfect light to illuminate the best of the landscapes. I look for special local events to show the real life of the inhabitants. I use a guide when I meet different cultures in order to fully understand their routines.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
My series of photographs "Wild Europe" has been exhibited in several countries around Europe. I won the best Landscape photography at Torrens University 2021
A fun fact about this photographer
I used to work as a fisherman in the top end of Norway and Australia. I have walked on a frozen lake and I have seen the Northern lights.