Next exhibition
(invitation on request)

GMAC - Oct 30 to Nov 3
Place de la Bastille
75011 Paris

About me

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Hello & Welcome,


My name is Xavier Topakian and I love photography and the technical aspects of it

My photographic first steps were argentic with the magic to see the editions showing themselves in the adiactinic light.

My studies then my professional activities slips away for a time this interest.

In 2007, the purchase of my first digital camera, with a quality equivalent to the argentic, made me dive back into this wonderful passion associating the research of the subject, the shooting itself and the sharing of the captured moment.

My tastes carry me towards portraits and animal photographs, and now more recently towards the Very High Speed Photography.

It allows one to seize what the eye cannot record, every photo is a discovery, the collisions of drops managing even to recreate figures or animals.

Of course, this kind of photography requires important technical means (shooting at about 1/30.000th of a second), in view to obtain a "fresh and light" result, realized without any special effect.

I am happy to share with you this poetry created by Nature.

The very important work of post-treatment is assured by Catherine Ermakoff who is at your disposal for beautiful portraits (

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