Ann Ray - aka Anne Deniau - is an artist & photographer who started in silver photography & film [movies] in the late 90's. She was a self-taught photographer who had spent countless hours photographing and developing in her first lab before she was 10. She never stopped making images and completed her education with studio works in Tokyo, and later on a Master Degree (Alternative Photography) in London at Central Saint Martins school.
Over a decade she devoted her art mainly to intense collaborations with artists, and published 4 books of Silver Photography in that respect : Nicolas Le Riche (2008), Mirame (2009), 24 hours in a Man's life - author's project (2011) and in 2012 "Love looks not with the eyes" resulting of 13 years of work with visionary Lee Alexander McQueen.
Meanwhile she has been working on long-time personal projects using silver photography, digital images, collages, texts, films, paintings etc... projects that will be revealed in 2014 & 2015.
In parallel she keeps performing portraits and hi-fashion images, and she pursues her works for the Opéra de Paris and the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.
Her artworks have been exhibited since 2000, and she is now appearing in Art Collections (Fondation Carmignac, Paris & private collectors in NYC & Paris).
Her new works (2012/2013), mainly in color, resulting of her endless wanderings in the cities, capture fragments of human lifes that evoque the spirit of her masters Saul Leiter and Edward Hopper ; whereas her sharpened black & white images balance more than ever between wild insanity and fragile poetry.
She is working mainly with Leica cameras (M6, M9 & Monochrom) and Hasselblad cameras.