David Meaux is an international, award-winning landscape and nature photographer based in southern France. In 2017, he settled in the Occitanie region, one of the most geologically diverse regions in France and home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites. He immediately fell in love with the ancient settlements, winding medieval streets, vast mountain ranges, dark sky reserves, and incredible views. He has since devoted himself to capturing these grandiose scenes, always in the best light.
Ever since a young age, photography has been his passion, as much for its artistic side as well as its technical side. Photography offers him a way to express his artistic vision of the world and the beauty that surrounds us as well as prolonging short-lived extraordinary moments in time. It is also a way for him to show the link between the environment and human activity. In capturing these awe-inspiring wonders, he focuses on the feelings that the landscape evokes with its atmosphere, breadth, and individuality.
His aim as a landscape photographer is to unravel the elements of nature and to portray them in such a way that it helps his audience connect to the natural world and discover new wonders. Like in all the arts, a landscape photograph is used to demonstrate an individual’s profound impression of the subject matter. When creating VAST images, he aims to capture as much light and detail as possible to convey this impression. To him, it is this level of detail that is critical to capturing vibrant and amazing images.
David wonders at the beauty so often hidden in the plain sight of modern life. You’ll find him photographing open horizons, soaring mountains, thundering rivers, lush valleys, and geological gems whether it be at dusk, dawn, or at night. His hope is that his love for the subjects he photographs would inspire others not only to appreciate all of their subtleties and to take time to discover them but to also respect and care for the environment that surrounds us all. Also passionate about our bright starry night sky, he loves to create astrophotography nightscapes that remind him of just how small we are in the vastness of the universe while emphasizing the terrestrial elements in the foreground.
He is always striving to push the limits of photography through techniques, such as focus-stacking, star-stacking, time-blending, astrophotography, and light painting. When seeking subjects to photograph he centers on geometry, color, light, and texture and places emphasis on the spirit of a place. His work is characterized by his ability to balance technical expertise with personal attention to artistic quality and details.
David holds degrees in Photographic Technology; Journalism and Mass Communication with specializations in Photojournalism and Multimedia Design; and Geography with specializations in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.). David leverages this foundation to deliver masterfully crafted images that capture the essence of places and spaces while meeting the technical demands of ultra-high-resolution landscape photography.
Honorable Mention - Moment before the Squall - 14th Annual International Color Awards, 2020
Silver Award - Vallée de Barèges - Epson International Pano Awards, 2020
Nominated - Vallée de Barèges - 14th Annual International Color Awards, 2020
Nominated - Celestial Arch - 14th Annual International Color Awards, 2020
Bronze Award - Grande Cascade de Gavarnie - Epson International Pano Awards, 2020
Bronze Award - Starry Falls - Epson International Pano Awards, 2020
Featured in Our Magnificent Planet by LensWork, 2020
Selected for exhibition - Misty Falls - 5th Spot-Nature Photo Festival at the Suspended Gardens in Le Havre, 2020
Selected for exhibition - Mystic Waves - 5th Spot-Nature Photo Festival at the Suspended Gardens in Le Havre, 2020
Selected for exhibition - Lever de Soleil - La Grande Conque I - 5th Spot-Nature Photo Festival at the Suspended Gardens in Le Havre, 2020
Selected for exhibition - Sète - La Corniche - Étoiles du Matin - 5th Spot-Nature Photo Festival at the Suspended Gardens in Le Havre, 2020
Selected for exhibition - Falaises du Cap d'Agde - 5th Spot-Nature Photo Festival at the Suspended Gardens in Le Havre, 2020
Nominated - Douce Caresse du Soleil - 13th Annual International Color Awards, 2019