Michel Villard

Michel Villard

Bern, Switzerland
Photography and Illustrations
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When I was a little child, I received an analogue camera from my father. Ever since then, I haven’t stopped taking photographs.

Today, after many years of experiencing, I have found my style and I tr... Show more

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When I was a little child, I received an analogue camera from my father. Ever since then, I haven’t stopped taking photographs.

Today, after many years of experiencing, I have found my style and I try to convey my thoughts, fantasies, dreams, etc. by way of photography.


What fascinates me in photography is the magic, the black and white effect and the contrast between light, dark and shadows. This fascination extends even further to old buildings and cars, objects, mystical places, nature, feminine forms and everyday things that are easily missed by the human eye.

The chosen photographs undergo as little photo retouching or manipulating on the computer as possible. The result is a collection of authentic photographs.

The purpose of my photograph are not only to awake someone’s senses and cause to think but also to tell a story, slightly provoke and even make someone chuckle.

Creativity and implementation are more important to me than technical perfection.


In a place very dear to me, I read a phrase as a child which had such an affect on me that it has, today, become my pseudonym and motto.

Esse Quam Videri: Be real and not one who only appears to be. »



Dates and Exhibitions


October 23rd to November 11th, 2011 ArtEiss Art Exhibition at Ins


August 10th to August 12th, 2012 Art Position, Fribourg


November 2nd to November 4th, 2012 Cré Art Corcelles-Cormondrêche


May 25/26 and June 01/02, 2013 Fondation de l’Hôtel de Ville du Landeron


November 8nd to November 10th, 2013 Cré Art Corcelles-Cormondrêche


August 29nd to October 5th, 2014 Ecole Agricole Grangeneuve



March 19th to April 19th, 2015, Café Du Belvédère, Fribourg


September 11th to 13th, 2015 Art Position, Fribourg


February 26th to March 12th, 2016 Galerie Hess, Wabern


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