Each year during En Primeur week in Bordeaux Henri Lurton, of Chateau Brane-Cantenac, hosts an exhibit entitled 'Brane seen through the eye and lens of ...'. This year, the photographer chosen is Eric Boissenot:
Many people consider Eric Boissenot as the Oenologist advisor of reference on the left bank of the Garonne and more particularly for the Medoc's properties. He was recently included in the ranking of the 100 most influent persons of the Wine World in France established by the "Revue du Vin de France".
Eric Boissenot started his career in winemaking with his father Jacques when he was 15 years old in the family property. This passion drove him naturally into the faculty of oenology in Bordeaux, where, while he was studying, started his job of oenologist/consultant with his dad. He obtained his Doctorate of oenology in 1997 after 5 years studies on the soil of the Medoc area.
Today his full time job is wine consultant with more than 90% of his clients issued from the Great Chateaux of the Médoc: Latour, Lafite-Rothschild, Margaux, Mouton-Rothschild, Palmer, Pichon Comtesse, Pichon Baron, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Léoville Barton, Léoville La Cazes, Gruaud-Larose, Brane-Cantenac and now chateau d’Arsac.
What most people don't realize is that Eric Boissenot is also a very talented photographer. Many people will get to see his work, when his black and white photos (images provided by Brane-Cantenac) will be on display April 4th with a big kickoff part during Primeurs.
Last year's event was fabulous, I think we get so used to looking at images on a computer or tablet screen that we often forget how powerful real photographs can be, this is an opportunity to see some great art work close up. If you can't make the April 4th launch, the photos will be on display in the Brane-Cantenac tasting room until March of 2013.
More information from the press release:
Every year, Henri Lurton selects a photographer for the annual exhibit 'Brane seen through the eye and lens of ...' . In 2012, Eric Boissenot's work will be on display in the big tasting room of the chateau until March 2013. Eric's photos are a step back into a world of refinement, contrasts and delicacy. Far remote from photoshop retouching and fakeness, his work is deeply moving and filled with extreme sensitivity. The finesse of each detail is reminiscent of graphite pencil drawings and ink sketches. His vision of Brane-Cantenac is that of a drawing artist rather than an impressionist painter. Brane is seen through the eye of ... a very talented photographer!