Mathieu Le Lay - France | 2021 | 53’
“For Laurent Baheux: Black and White is a game between shadow and light, that’s what fascinates me”. His award at the International Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest in the category Creative Vision of Nature was the launching point of his artistic career around animals and wildlife. His B/W photographs have been exhibited all over the world in galleries and in numerous festivals. This film allows us to plunge into the heart of the African bush with him, on the trail of three fascinating big cats. A photographic quest, a grail, his very own grail. The lion, king of the savanna, powerful, majestic and vulnerable at the same time. The graceful cheetah, so fast but so fragile. The leopard, silent and ghostly predator. An intimate journey with him to understand his artistic approach and sensitivity. Surrounding, a delicate and threatened nature. Laurent is willing to catch what nature has to tell him, expecting nothing in particular, always humble in his approach to wildlife. He catches the beauty of the moment, the play of lights, the harmony of the scenes… Laurent shares his vision, respectful and poetic approach of this savannah and its fauna, which according to him are capable of feeling. Looking for the emotion and transmitting it to us through his pictures. All of them reveal a simple and intense beauty. He came to Africa to find a certain peacefulness. At his side, through his words, his look and his pictures, we also found it.!