French American photographer and designer
As a professional product designer, I spent decades creating new products from abstract ideas and concepts.
As a digital artist and photographer, I create abstract visuals and concepts from existing products.
It’s in my nature to play with images as well as words. Quirky twists, unexpected outcomes, and seductive treacheries are all part of my art.
My favorite subjects are some of the most generic and banal elements of our everyday surroundings and lives, especially those we get the most accustomed to, the ones we don’t see or register on anymore because we take them so for granted.
Like a teacup, a gas flap, the building next-door, an omelet, or scraps from the trash, they're just there, and that's that.
The truth is that there is much more to them. They are, without exception, living visual canvases.
I know this because I observe them, all the time, everywhere, patiently, waiting for them to reveal themselves with furtive glamour and visual form, colorful palettes, expressive shapes, and engaging textures.
Lying in wait, I capture those special moments when hit by a rich ray of light, blow gently in the wind, or respond to certain climatological conditions.
That’s when I grab my camera, that’s when I have the best chance to catch unique designs, dramatic shadows, or never-seen-before curves. They pause for brief instants, thereby allowing me to witness and celebrate the ironies of peekaboo moments.
Philippe Cailloux is a French-American designer. After graduating from ENSCI, a world-leading design institute based in Paris, Philippe moved to California where he lives with his family since 1996.
During his career both as Adobe Systems' first Principal Designer and head of design for several cutting-edge digital media companies, Philippe has always had his hands in some form of creative ventures and digital image technologies.
But it's only in 2005 that Philippe started his personal artistic journey. After joining the Palo Alto Camera Club, Philippe embarked in a visual exploration of our everyday world which he likes to reframe. He enjoys creating colorful abstracts, minimalist compositions and other intriguing montages.