Fabrice Strippoli was born in Quebec City and moved to Toronto where he graduated with a Bachelor of Photography degree from Ryerson University in 1998.
For the Wallflower collection, Fabrice showcases the work of a project called Winter. He writes,
‘As the sound of a woodpecker catches my attention, I look up and a chip of wood falls on the snow-covered ground of the French River in Northern Ontario. I look back down to discover this natural arrangement of nature – spontaneous and serene.’
Fabrice believes that photography allows him to express himself in a fresh and modern way. He is constantly exploring the variety of styles and processes of photography – both new and historical. His versatility results in a prolific and constantly evolving portfolio that spans genres, subject matter and styles.
Fabrice has dedicated over two decades to the art of photography, immersed in the culture both as a photographer and a master printer.
As a photographer he has evolved his raw series of photographs into iconic images that serves as a reminder of the importance of editing. Fabrice’s philosophy of ‘photographer as author’ is significant to his process of creating his bodies of work such as Milestones, Dark City, the Camargue and St-Laurent. Having most of these works published in the Canadian literary and cultural magazine Geist, also contributes to this philosophy of authorship.
As a master printer for himself and other photographers, Fabrice has created the final look and feel of countless images for international shows, editions and master prints for books and other publications.
Text edited by Kiri Scully