Comprising a series of similar shots of water in motion, AquaViva is all the more remarkable when we consider that nature presents this vibrant energy daily wherever the ocean meets the land. We cannot capture these fleeting moments with our own eyes for the movement is too swift and the tumultuous action of the breaking waves too distracting in its kinetic form. In the infinite iterations and unpredictable qualities of water, Carreau captures and offers an appreciation of the fundamental and essential role it plays on the planet and in our existence.
Born in 1972 near Paris, Pierre Carreau grew up surrounded by artistic influences in a family that included a photographer, sculptors and painters. Perhaps in reaction to this subtle pressure, he chose initially to pursue a different path and graduated from university with a degree in business. Yet the soul of the artist would not be repressed, and after a number of years working in the IT industry, Carreau returned to his roots and became a professional photographer. Since 2004, he lives on the Caribbean Island of St. Barthélemy with his wife and children.