My name is Cédric Puisney. I am a Brussels-based photographer.
Being a true Viking descendant, I was born in Normandy but soon sailed away to other lands, specifically Finland, Germany and Luxembourg. In 2009, I finally decided to fully embrace my European identity and dock in our beloved capital: Brussels.
Unlike many other photographers, I came to photography in my late 30s. For a long time, it merely meant snapshots and half-missed uni party pictures, nothing to be really proud of… I liked photography but was more fond of cinema, music history and writing about guitar players, especially bluesmen. Even though I bought my first DSLR in 2007, I didn’t really leverage it… until my first trip to Iceland in 2015: a child’s dream finally coming true at the age of 36.
I realized I wanted to enjoy my trip, and even more importantly come back with beautiful images. Unsurprisingly, the overall result was not really as expected, but I got hooked and I slowly became obsessed with travel photography, always looking forward to the next trips. In the meantime, photography projects and concepts – including portraits or products – became part of my professional life as a marketeer.
From then on, photography became much more to me than art : it was my way to express my sensitivity and my obsession for details (I reckon I’m a huge fan of Joan Miró’s family house painting), while trying to capture what Cartier-Bresson called “l’instant décisif”.
This website gathers some of my favorite pictures and encounters over time. I hope you will enjoy viewing them as much as I did making them.
And yes, I do wear sushi socks, get over it!
I could keep on writing about myself but since my job is made of images, here are some of my favorite image makers which inspire me in my daily job.
Probably the best cinematographer of all time...
One of the masters in landscape photography.
Best film maker of all time?
The man who best pictured dogs.
Simple, yet highly emotional and beautiful.
Recreating the childlike.
The art of glamour portraiture at best.