Member since
February 2013

Mathilde de l'Ecotais

Mathilde de l’Ecotais started her career as a photojournalist. For ten years she traveled the world documenting a wide variety of human subjects including both the gangs of Los Angeles and the Papous in Indonesia. In 2001, she met Alain Ducasse when she created the images for « Le grand livre des desserts ». This project had a profound effect on both her career and her more personal, artistic work. Since then, de l’Ecotais has been continually celebrating culinary art and the work of the great chefs’ in new and compelling ways. Having dispensed with the barriers traditional of food photography. The 2006 book « Planète Marx », marked the start of a great culinary art story. « My way of looking at food places gastronomy in a completely different frame of reference, breaking all conventions and traditions». Each creation gives a second life, another significance to the subject matter. The relationship between Mathilde de l’Ecotais’s body of work and the world can be seen in many artistic mediums including objects, films, installations, design, books, home décor and diverse sensorial journeys. Mathilde de l’Ecotais sees herself as a witness. She does not transform things, she looks deeply into the essence of their materials. By playing with light and transparency, she invites us into a world where infinity, both Large and Small, merge. « My images turn life inside out. The infinitesimal resembles the immeasurable. For me, a salmon’s egg looks like a planet.

My exhibitions

L'Essentiel/Mathilde de l'Ecotais

Photography and aluminium structures