Guillaume Tomasi (b 1984, France) is a photographer and curator based in Montreal. Being sensitive to the small details of the everyday, his work revolves around floating moments and allegorical scenes. He combines a poetic approach with an aesthetic borrowed from documentary photography to express his vision of the world. Nature, memory and family are notions that interest him in their symbolic form and their narrative power. Analog photography, with its texture, surprises and slow rhythm, has shaped his creativity and allowed him to better understand his practice. This is apparent in his work, where walking in order to find a certain place, situation or mood is the foundation of his research process. His family also has an important place in his work. As a father, the photos of his relatives show his desire to find the right balance between the artist and the parent. His concerns about being a parent are often the initiating components of his projects, whether it is intimate or more distant. Through the use of metaphors and visual symbols, he intends to bring these thoughts to a more universal level.
Guillaume received his BFA in Photography from Concordia University in 2020 and in 2016 he created the collaborative project Fiiiirst, which still features anonymous image based discussions between photographers. His work has been exhibited in Russia, the United States, England, Switzerland, Canada and Italy. In 2020, he published his first photo book Chrysalises, which has been featured in numerous international publications such as The Heavy Collective, Fisheye Magazine, AIN’T BAD, Fotoroom, Der Greif, Urbanautica and GUP Magazine.