Extending his research to the photographic medium, Thomas Mailaender wanted to pay tribute to book sellers and the book object : compiling books and manuals from the 1960s to the 1980s intended for amateurs wishing to perfect their practice, he produced a unique volume, the ultimate encyclopedia of knowledge to become a perfect photographer.
Born in Marseille in 1979. Lives and works between Paris and Marseille. After studying photography at the Arts Decoratifs in Paris he had a brief stint at the Villa Arçon in Nice. Little by little he developed a hybrid practice, combining photography, installation, sculpture and video. Thomas Mailaender's work has been widely exhibited in France and internationally.
A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture in Paris, Nelson Wilmotte acquired his experience at the heart of international firms, including Steven Holl's New York office, where he collaborated on the Cité du Surf in Biarritz and the Vankee Center in Shenzen, China. In 2007, driven by a strong desire to undertake and confront the reality of the field, he founded his own agency, NWA.