Erwan Demais | Capture Your City with Footpatrol & Vault By Vans

For our World Photography Competition in collaboration with Vault by Vans, we highlight our in-house photographers who take us through their love of photography, their favourite projects and their dream photoshoots… finishing things off with Erwan Demais.

We have extended the deadline of our World Photography Competition in collaboration with Vault by Vans, until Friday 30th September.

Footpatrol: Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your role within Footpatrol?

Erwan: Hi, I’m Erwan, I’m 23 years old and I’m executive marketing and creative manager for Footpatrol Paris.

FP: What first drew you to the world of photography?

Erwan: It all starts from the day I helped on a photo shoot, ended up with the camera in my hand and since then I’ve never let it go.

FP: How do you visually express yourself via photography?

Erwan: It all depends on the context, I won’t have the same approach if it’s for leisure or if it’s for a client. When I shoot for myself I feel more free and I can really capture what I want. But in general I try to find a balance between the two.

FP: What would you class as your dream photoshoot? 

Erwan: It doesn’t matter as long as the photo ends on a 40m scaffold. Or a shoot in space.

FP: Tell us about your camera set up, do you have anything on your wishlist?

Erwan: On the digital side I have a MarkIV and an R5 and on the film side I rotate between several but the one I use the most is my G2. The B1X pack has been on my wishlist for a while now and I’m going to snap it up….

Footpatrol: What’s been your favourite project you’ve worked on, Footpatrol or not? 

Erwan: I think my biggest project at the moment is the adidas Speed Portal campaign with Benzema, that I was able to do with my friend @jeremie_masuka . It went around the world and all over Paris which is a great pride for me. We work on a lot of projects together, he’s someone I really like, who has always pulled me up and when we work together we are like one.

FP: Quick fire question… digital or film?

Erwan: I like both very much, they all have their advantages and disadvantages. The digital side allows me to edit the images as I want and the film side has a more authentic feel. But to make a choice I will say film because I have really developed my eye and my vision of how to take pictures. Look at the price of the Portra??? You have to think twice before taking a picture (laughing).

FP: How do you think this opportunity with Vans and Footpatrol helps the next generation? 

Erwan: It’s so cool to be able to put the team forward, we all have different backgrounds and that’s what brings us together, everyone has their own vision. Many people influence me every day and I am proud to say that today I am the one who has this role and I am grateful to all the people who surround me and we are all together if I succeed we all succeed.

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