Part of an ongoing series about man made landscapes.
Jean Berard Lyon, France, 1974. He has lived and worked in Lyon, Paris, Montreal and Mexico City, where he currently resides. French by birth and raised as Anglo Saxon, exploration through life and his search for a universal solvent has led him to discover his passion for photography. Since the end of the last decade, the work of Berard, from advertising and fashion, has turned into a personal reflection and a search for meaning. Meaning that in his photographic production is found in the representation of the cosmos with figures, shapes and colours, and in different states of matter: solid, liquid and gas, as well as minimum conditions of human being. His photographs have won honor mentions in six categories at the International Photo Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He won a bronze and two mentions in the Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2012, plus two references and a People's Choice Award in the previous edition in 2011. In that same year, he received several nominations, a second place and an honor mention in the Photography Masters Cup, and in 2010 it published in the book edited 51 Photography Annual Communication Arts magazine as one of the 100 best photographers in the world. Recently his photographic series Liquid Glass has been published in numerous websites contemporary photography and media arts around the world, most notably Empty Kingdom.