JoŽl Odesser is a self-taught French photographer. He inherited his interest in photography from his grand-father Henri Odesser who was a professional photographer in the region of Annecy, France, and has been grounded the basics of the art from early childhood.
Trained in engineering in France, JoŽl developed photographic skills and his portfolio since 2003 while travelling across the Americas and Greater Asia. Photography became intimately connected to his passion for travel, as he likes to freeze memory of remote places and contrasting cultures through still images.
Living in France, Canada, New York and now Hong Kong has led him to find a true interest in urban sceneries both as an outsider and insider, providing a medium for him to pursue Photography as an Art, and as an experiment.
Silver winner - TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (TIFA) 2016 photo competition - Science, Environment [URL]
Bronze winner - TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (TIFA) 2016 photo competition - Editorial, Environmental [URL]
First price - ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE HONG KONG photo competition "On joue sur la terre" ("Games on Earth")
PAROLES, Alliance Française, Hong Kong - Gagnant du concours photo "On joue sur la terre"
48H (SCMP), Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" listing
TRAIT D'UNION, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" agenda
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" listing
SOCIETE GENERALE, Hong Kong - "Hidden Talents" interview
TRAIT D'UNION, Hong Kong - Exhibitions
TRAIT D'UNION, Hong Kong - Photos
SOCIETE GENERALE, Paris - Internal Communication
PAN-ASIA - Florence, Italy, Galleria360 for Summer Art Florence (6 frames)
BEHIND THE SCENES, and HONG KONG LIVES & LIGHTS - Hong Kong, Yew Chung International School (16 frames)
ARRIERE-PLAN and HONG KONG LIVES & LIGHTS - Hong Kong, Alliance Française (14 frames)
HONG KONG LIVES - Hong Kong, Admiralty, Pacific Place Three - Permanent Collection for Société Générale Hong Kong Branch (9 frames)
OPPOSITE WORLDS - Hong Kong, Central, Sense 99 Lounge (20 frames)
OPPOSITE WORLDS - Hong Kong, Central, Gecko Lounge (20 frames)
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, London Hampstead (planned)
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, Hong Kong (planned)
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, New York City (planned)
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, Singapore (6 frames)
OPEN DOORS, OPEN MINDS - Hong Kong, Chai Wan Mei Festival at Puerta Del Sol (7 frames)
THE URBAN MUSE - Singapore, Artemiss Contemporary
THE URBAN MUSE - Tokyo, Artemiss Contemporary (3 frames)
NEW YORK SERIES - Hong Kong, Sheung Wan, Kenneth Leung Gallery (12 frames)
CONTRASTING CHINA - Hong Kong, Repulse Bay, Artemiss Contemporary (8 frames)
SOCIETE GENERALE ART AUCTION FOR CHARITY - Hong Kong, Admiralty, Pacific Place Three (8 frames)
THE TEN MOST OF HK - Hong Kong, Stanley, Clémentine De Forton (3 frames)