Based in between Sydney and Paris, photographer Felix Forest has for the past 6 years lived and worked from his studio in one of Sydney’s most iconic beaches, Tamarama.
After studying in black and white film photography and assisting in fashion and still life, he immersed himself in the world of interiors and architecture, Forest has used the contrasts of cultures, environments and creative friendships to capture an enticing mood in his work that reflects how people live, how they relate to their spaces, and the interesting collections that individuals are drawn to.
Inspired by his many travels, Forest has natural skill and mastery working with natural light and the subtleties of color, texture and proportion. With a creative curiosity across varied fields of music, contemporary and street art, fashion and video, Forest has been involved in a range of photographic exhibitions, portraits and mixed media commissions as well as currently working on a book collaboration.
Creating images commercially for advertising clients as well as contributing to the editorial pages of most Australian and international interior titles, Felix Forest’s pictures will have you immersed within the image.
Having spent the last seven years traversing between his former home of Paris and his new home of Sydney, Forest's european sensibility combined with his curiousity for natural beauty and the human imprint, have provided the cornerstone for his commercial and personal work, both of which have since built him a strong international presence.
Forest's extensive travel experience and his passion for the diversity of urban and natural landscapes have allowed him a unique understanding and visual mastery of people and spaces.
With a keen interest in the psychology behind his subjects, their interior choices, and how they interact within their environment, his interior and portrature work have a strong sense of personality and narrative.
There is a graphic sentiment and a modernity to Forest's personal work that transcends from photography to art due to his strong use of colour, texture and proportion.
Alternatively, his playful use of natural light, most evident in his landscapes, adds a unique balance of refinery, elegance and masculinity to his images.
His commercial clients include King Living, IKEA, Mirvac, Domayne, Channel 10, Yellow Glen, Murobond, AJE, MCM House and his editorial work has been featured in the world's leading Interior and lifestyle publications; Elle Decor (UK, Italy), Milk, Architectual Digest (Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, China, Mexico), Belle Magazine, Vogue Living, Real Living, Inside Out, Elle Deco, Grazia Casa, Grazia Italy, Grazia Germany, Grazia Australia, Vogue Australia, Vogue Thailand, Vogue Brazil, Harper's Bazaar Australia, Sunday Mag and many more.