Born on September 25th, 1981 in Royan, a southwestern city along the Atlantic Ocean in France, Thibault Stipal is a portrait photographer who lives and works in Paris. In 2006, he graduated from the Ecole des Gobelins school of the visual arts.
Since 2008 he has worked with the press including the publications Le Monde, Elle, Grazia, Télérama, Marie Claire, Studio Ciné Live... as well as with various labels and advertising agencies. While working on orders for clients, Thibault Stipal also continues to develop his personal projects which he displays in galleries and cultural locations.
In his project, REVES DE GOSSES (Dreams of Children), he encourages people to be photographed at their workplace in a costume representing what they wanted to be as children. It is a called “Dreams” because to dream is to stay alive. “It is an inner journey between introspection and projection. Life often makes us forget our childlike sensitivity but to sustain it, we must stay open to all possibilities.” Thibault believes the most important thing is not to have achieved your dreams but to have had a dream, and to keep having one.
“You would be better off dreaming, then changing nothing!”
Thibault Stipal discusses his path to becoming a portrait photographer and why he trusts ColorEdge for his creative work.