Born in Saint-Cloud, France
Lives and works in Paris and Munich.
As a photographer of film sets, Jean-Paul Dumas-Grillet learnt to let his gaze wander over people and objects until the right vision came to him. Seeking to suspend time, his freeze-frames do not strive to capture the moment but reveal another, quasi-supernatural dimension. His different series always endeavour to bring about a minor miracle: to captivate the spectator before he or she even knows why.