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Short Bio

Christophe Dessaigne is a French photographer and digital artist who lives in the south of France on the Mediterranean coast. His creations are open doors to fantastic and dreamy horizons where digital photography serves the fanciful imagery of surrealist photomontages. His universes are desolate, vast and insubstantial. Gigantic scaled structures rule the landscapes, dwarfing human beings to the size of ants. His post-apocalyptic kingdoms, equally poetic and terrifying, are visions of the end of the world.

Architecture and modern ruins is a recurrent subject in Christophe's pictures. Indeed, it is the silent witness of the evolution of societies throughout the world. It is for that reason that Christophe find himself wandering through these derelict buildings and abandoned places that Time has either covered with dust or with moss.
Christophe's work has appeared in cover art book and CD covers, and has been featured in Advanced Creations, Photoshop magazine and Artpress magazine.
His photographic visions are invitations to remote and chimeric territories. A travel into decaying forgotten places and a mysterious journey…

Collection

MIAAO - Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate Oggi (Turin International Art Museum), Permanent Collection of Contemporary Photography, Torino, Italy. (Via Maria Vittoria, 5, 10123 Torino TO, Italy).

Exhibitions

2013 – ‘Ruinenwerk’, in Archittectura Festival. Italy.

2012 – ‘La Linea Gotica’ – ‘Forgotten Places’, Turin International Art Museum (MIAAO). Italy.

2011 – Art gallery '21C' Louisville, Kentucky. USA.

Selected publications

- The Royal Opera House of London (program 2014/15) - UK.

- Théâtre de la Ville De Paris (program Saison 2016/17) - France.

- Art book BEAUTY IN DECAY (Carpet Bombing Publishing) - UK.

- Art book ALTERATED IMAGES (Carpet Bombing Publishing) - UK.

- Article in CHRONICART magazine (issue #70 January 2011) -  France.

- Article and interview in PHOTOSHOP magazine (issue #31) - UK.

- Article and interview in ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP magazine (issue #93) - UK.

- Article in ARTPRESS magazine (Issue #20) - International.

 

 

Selected book covers

- DESPERATION by Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton Edition - UK).

- THE WALKING DEAD 2 : THE ROAD TO WOODBURY by Robert Kirkman (Thomas Dunne Books – USA).

- PEUR BLANCHE by Ken Folett (Le Livre De Poche Editions) (France).

- WIDE OPEN by Deborah Coates (Tor Books - USA).

- APRES LES HOMMES By Mathias Bernardi (Editions Lattes) (France).

- THE WHISPERING GALLERY by Mark Sanderson (Harper Collins - UK).

- ROCK CREEK PARK by Simon Conway (Hodder & Stoughton Publishers - UK).

- FORGORELSEN by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan (Bra Bröcker Editions - Sweden).

- COLDBROOK by Tim Lebbon (Hammer - UK).

- THE DEAD OF THE SUMMER by Mari Jungstedt (Doubleday Edicions - Spain).

- URZEALA PACATULUI by Phil Rickman (Suspans - Romania).

- DER WIND BRINGT DEN TOD by Ole Kristiansen (DTV - Germany).

- MONSTER RUPUBLIC by Ben Horton (Omnibus Editions - UK).

- EN VAKKER DAG by Geir Stian Ulstein (Juritzen Forlas Editions - Norway).

- THE NIGHT ETERNAL by Guillermo Del Toro (Brazil).

- BLANDVERK by Thomas Erikson (Sweden - Ponto Pocket).

- DE MYSTERIEUZE VROUW by Jonathan Kellerman (Netherlands - Sijthoff Editions).

- ALTAR OF BONES by Philip Carter (Norway).

- DE TRANEN VAN SHERAZADE by Toes En Hoeps (Netherlands).

- FEVER OF THE BONE by Val McDermid (Canada - Harper Weekend).

- LA CAVALCATA DEI MORTI by Fred Vargas (Italy - Giullio Einaudi Editore).

- LE PROJET BLEIBERG by David S. Khara (France - Pocket 10/18).

- THREE AM by Steven John (USA - Tor Books).

- DANS LA NUIT BRUNE by Agnès Desarthe (France - Points).

- PAJARO SIN VUELO by Luis Mateo Diez (Spain - Alfaguara).

- NOITE SEM FIM by Agatha Christie (Portugal - Ediçoes Asa).

- SONO NEL TUO SOGNO by Isabel Abedi (Italy - Corbaccio Editore).

- LE SILENCE NE SERA QU’UN SOUVENIR by Laurence Vilaine (France - Gaia).

- POR ESTE MUNDO ACIMA by Patricia Reis (Portugal - D. Quixote).

- DEADLY SINS by Kylie Brandt (Berkley Edition - USA).

- DER BEWACHER by Duane Swierczynski (Heyne Verlag Edition - Germany).

- ELFENMAGIE by Sabrina Qunaj (Aufbau Taschenbuch - Germany).

- A SINDROME DE COPERNICO by Henri Loevenbruck (Bertrand Brazil Edition - Brazil).

- THE FINAL TESTAMENT OF THE HOLY BIBLE by James Frey (Guanda Editore - Italy).

- THE DEAD OF SUMMER by Mari Jungstedt (Kindle Editions - UK).

- DE VLOEK VAN DE FARAO by Scott Mariani (VBK Media - Netherland).

- THIEVES GET RICH, SAINTS GET SHOT by Jodi Compton (Brilliance Corporation - USA).

- WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion (Atria Publisher) (USA – Spain – Brazil – UK – Taiwan).

- WELLENSCHLAG by Georges Simenon (Diogenes Verlag - Switzerland).

- LANGT IFRAN DOD by Peter James (Ponto Pocket - Sweden).

- LA REGINA DELLA NOTTE by Jeaniene Frost (Fanucci Editore - Italy).

- VOODOO LAND by Nick Stone (Gallimard - France).

- THE SHADOWING, HUNTED by Adam Slater (Egmont Publisher - USA).

- AU NOM DU SANG VERSE by Pierre Simenon (J’ai Lu Editions - France).

- SPEED by Klaus Mann (Phebus Editions - France).

- LES BRUMES DE CORNOUAILLES by Eve Silver (J’ai Lu Editions - France).

- L’INCHIESTA by Philippe Claudel (El Ponte Alle Grazie Editions - Italy).

- LONG LANKIN Lindsey Barracough (Bodley Head Children’s Book Editions) (UK).

- LE ROUSSILLON INSOLITE By Patrice Teisseyre Dufour (Alliance Editions) (France).

- IMPACT by Douglas Preston (Editions l’Archipel - France).

- THE BETRAYAL OF MAGGIE BLAIR by Elizabeth Laird (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - USA).

- WALKING WITH ANGELS by Carmel Reilly (Silverdale Books - USA).

- SHIP OF FOOL by William Trowbridge (Red Hen Press- UK).

- JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE WORLD by Henning Mankell (Delacorte Books - UK).

- SKIN by Mo Hayder (Harper Collins Publishers - Canada).

- HEAR THE DEAD CRY by Charlie Price (Radom House - USA).

- WEIRD HORROR TALES : THE FEASTING by Michael Vance (Cornerstone Book Publisher - USA).

- HET PUNT OMEGA by Don Delillo (Anthos Editions - Netherlands).

- IL GIOCO PROIBITO by Lisa Jane Smith (Romanzo Newton Compton - Italy).

- L’ULTIMO DEGLI UOMINI by Margaret Atwood (TFX Editions - Italy).

- DEADLINE, DERNIERE LIMITE by the Dr. Jean-Pierre Jourdan (Pocket editions - France).

- L’INFILTRE by John Grisham (France Loisir Editions - France).

- QUAND SOUFFLE LE VENT DU NORD by Daniel Glattauer (France Loisir Editions - France).

- DIE FANTASTISCHEN SECHS by Charlotte Kerner (Beltz Editions - Germany).

- LA HIJA DEL APOCALIPSIS by Jose Rodrigues dos Santos (Random House / Roca editorial - Spain).

- EL ECO NEGRO by Michael Connelly (Random House Editions / Roca Editorial - Spain).

- LAS HUELLAS DEL HOMBRE MUERTO by Peter James (Random House Editions / Roca Editorial) (Barcelona, Spain).

- LA DONNA CHE VESTIVA DI ROSSO by Elizabeth George (Superpocket Editore – Italy).

- ZORN by John Sandford (Goldmann Publisher - Germany).

- LA CAVALCATA DEI ORTI by Fred Vargas (Einaudi Editions – Italy).

- VOODOO LAND by Nick Stone (Gallimard – France).

- EL PERFUME DE NUESTA TIERRA by Kenize Mourad (Espasa Editiones – Spain).

- MIDNIGHT CITY by J. Barton Mitchell (St. Martin Griffin – USA).

- ALTAR OF BONES by Philip Carter (Simon & Schuster – UK).

- DEATH’S APPRENTICE by K.W. Jeter (Thomas Dunne Books – USA).

- LA KAMIKAZE by Mayte Carrasco (Novela – Spain).

- CONTRE TOUTE ATTENTE by Linwood Barclay (France Loisirs – France).

- POSSESSION by Elana Johnson (Amber Publisher – Poland).

Selected CDs artworks

- HAUJOBB, « New World March » (Tympanik Audio) (Germany).

- SERIANNA, « Inheritors » (Bulletooth Records) (USA).

- HAUJOBB, « Dead Market » (Germany).

- ARTERY, « Civilisations » (UK).

- STAR ONE, « Victims Of The Modern Age » (InsideOut Music) (Europe).

- DOYLE, « And Gods Will » (Missile Records) (France).

- Arjen Lucassen’s GUILT MACHINE, « On This Perfect Day » (Mascot Records) (Europe).

- LOUDER THAN LOVE, s/t (USA).

- KUDAI (Spain, Indie).

- RISE OF CALIGULA (USA, Californie, 187 Records).

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