Born in 1969 in Tours, France, Hervé Saint-Hélier has traveled the world as a photographer, working extensively in Europe, the United States, and Asia. Following his successful solo and group shows in Europe and Asia, the 2008 Voyage exhibition at Marlborough Gallery, New York, was his first solo exhibition in the U.S. It featured his major works that date between 1996 and 2007.
Saint-Hélier focuses on journeying individuals and their transient, almost other-worldly settings as a frequent motif. Explaining the inspiration for his work, the artist stated, “Star lights are my muse. I just reveal what I see…what I photograph is natural, I add no effect. I have a deep envy for seeing something else.” Saint-Hélier lives and works in Paris today.