220 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
March 30 April 9, 2017
Opening Reception – Friday, March 3, 6 – 9 pm.
Park Life Gallery
Park Life is proud to announce a new exhibit by French Photographer Fred Mortagne (French Fred). This exhibit will feature photographs from Mortagne’s new Monograph, Attraper Au Vol, published by Um Yeah Arts. Montagne will also be signing copies of his new book. This show is made possible in part by the generous support of Element Brand and Um Yeah Arts.
Fred Mortagne is a self-taught French director and photographer who is internationally acclaimed for his images of skateboarding and street photography. Attraper au vol (Catch in the Air) is the culmination of Mortagne’s photographic career, from 2000 to 2015. A feast of lines and angles, his black-and-white compositions blend his subjects into their environments, offering an abstract perspective on architecture, geometry and the human figure. His work intrigues both skaters and non-skaters alike, as it emphasizes the esthetic beauty of skate and urban culture rather than pure performance (although the raw talent of his subjects is readily apparent).
This book includes a foreword by the world-renowned photographer Anton Corbijn and an essay by legendary skateboarder Geoff Rowley, with whom Mortagne has worked extensively.
Fred Mortagne, also known as French Fred, is a skateboarder, photographer and filmmaker living in France.