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David Nicolas Parel

Born in: 1978

Switzerland

Biography
Born in 1978 in Annecy, David Nicolas Parel is a Franco-Swiss photographer. He lives in Geneva, Switzerland.

The artist draws his inspiration from the backstage of bodybuilding. Artists, Diane Arbus and Jane Evelyn Atwood (who photographed the backstage of prostitution during the 70s) have been pioneers of this approach.

The body plays a main role in David's work. With his keen eye, the artist digs the humanity that hides behind those corporal prowess. With subtlety, the photograph captures the body from an unprecedented angle and in unusual images. His photographs reveal individuals eager to exist through their bodies. They sculpt and model their bodies in order to build a personality and depict it with finesse and complexity, far from all the prejudices. Being an old bodybuilder, he manages to grasp the shades of an extreme practice. He brilliantly combines tenderness with this environment devoid of delicacy.

The artist confided during an interview for Télérama "I wanted to do the opposite of what we normally see. The backstage is normally forbidden to photographers, often parked in front of the stage. We can never see an athlete in his bubble. I have tried to grasp their feelings as they prepare, concentrate, relax, immerse in their thoughts, or doubts. My goal is to show them again as human beings, specially not in the representation of themselves. I photograph an orchesta director, the same way that I will a bodybuilder or a prostitute: human beings who are preparing, waiting, in their intimacy.
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David Nicolas Parel, #1 Arnold Classic 2015 (Columbus USA), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#1 Arnold Classic 2015 (Columbus USA), 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,755

David Nicolas Parel, Nathalie Violo et Ste?phanie Caillol Edmond - The?a?tre du Palais Royal, Photography

David Nicolas Parel

Nathalie Violo et Ste?phanie Caillol Edmond - The?a?tre du Palais Royal, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, Série Les coulisses des théatres - Edmond, Photography

David Nicolas Parel

Série Les coulisses des théatres - Edmond, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, Didier Lockwood - Théâtre de L’Oeuvre, Photography

David Nicolas Parel

Didier Lockwood - Théâtre de L’Oeuvre, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, Guillaume de Tonquedec La Garconniere - Theatre de Paris, Photography

David Nicolas Parel

Guillaume de Tonquedec La Garconniere - Theatre de Paris, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, Alexis Michalik et les come?diens d’Edmond - Re?pe?titions The?a?tre du Palais Royal, Photography

David Nicolas Parel

Alexis Michalik et les come?diens d’Edmond - Re?pe?titions The?a?tre du Palais Royal, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, Jacques Gamblin 1h23'14" et 7 centie?mes The?a?tre du Rond-Point, Photography

David Nicolas Parel

Jacques Gamblin 1h23'14" et 7 centie?mes The?a?tre du Rond-Point, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, Anna Mihalcea Edmond – The?a?tre du Palais Royal, Photography

David Nicolas Parel

Anna Mihalcea Edmond – The?a?tre du Palais Royal, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, Benjamin Wangerme?e Edmond – The?a?tre du Palais Royal, Photography

David Nicolas Parel

Benjamin Wangerme?e Edmond – The?a?tre du Palais Royal, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, Alyze?e Costes et Se?bastien Azzopardi La Dame Blanche - The?a?tre de La Renaissance, Photography

David Nicolas Parel

Alyze?e Costes et Se?bastien Azzopardi La Dame Blanche - The?a?tre de La Renaissance, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, #5 Cedric McMillan Swiss Championship 2015 (Basel), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#5 Cedric McMillan Swiss Championship 2015 (Basel), 2015
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, #3 Dexter Jackson with his fans USA 2015 (Colombus), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#3 Dexter Jackson with his fans USA 2015 (Colombus), 2015
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,170

David Nicolas Parel, #16 Women Fitness Europe Championship 2014 (Santa Susana), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#16 Women Fitness Europe Championship 2014 (Santa Susana), 2014
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,106

David Nicolas Parel, #4 Arnold Classic Europe 2016 (Barcelona), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#4 Arnold Classic Europe 2016 (Barcelona), 2016
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, #2 Arnold Classic Europe 2015 (Madrid), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#2 Arnold Classic Europe 2015 (Madrid), 2015
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, #7 Arnold Classic USA 2015 (Columbus), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#7 Arnold Classic USA 2015 (Columbus), 2015
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,170

David Nicolas Parel, #6 Arnold Classic USA 2015 (Columbus), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#6 Arnold Classic USA 2015 (Columbus), 2015
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,170

David Nicolas Parel, #1 Arnold Classic 2015 (Columbus USA), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#1 Arnold Classic 2015 (Columbus USA), 2015
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$585

David Nicolas Parel, #9 Arnold Classic Europe 2015 (Madrid), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#9 Arnold Classic Europe 2015 (Madrid), 2015
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,170

David Nicolas Parel, #8 Arnold Classic Europe 2015 (Madrid), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#8 Arnold Classic Europe 2015 (Madrid), 2015
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,170

David Nicolas Parel, #17 Arnold Classic USA 2015 (Colombus), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#17 Arnold Classic USA 2015 (Colombus), 2015
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,106

David Nicolas Parel, #9 Arnold Classic Europe 2015 (Madrid), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#9 Arnold Classic Europe 2015 (Madrid), 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,755

David Nicolas Parel, #3 Arnold Classic Europe 2015 (Madrid), Photography

David Nicolas Parel

#3 Arnold Classic Europe 2015 (Madrid), 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,755

Wopart, Lugano, Switzerland

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Wopart, Lugano, Switzerland
From September, 14 To September, 17 2017

Foto Doc' Collection

NdF GALLERY

Foto Doc' Collection
From July, 3 To September, 24 2017

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From November, 26 To January, 21 2017