Antoine Schneck is a French visual-art photographer born in 1963 in Suresnes, France. He lives and works in Paris.
Antoine Schneck adopted digital photography tools very early on, appreciating their extreme quality and creative potential. His work has since developed in series, as he travels, desires and projects, always under the sign of the encounter. For his portraits on a black background, he adopts the same approach each time. His goal is to approach a face in a direct manner without embellishment. His models are invited to sit in a translucent tent. Sitting in this totally neutral setting, protected from outside solicitations, the subject stands out against a black background.
In addition to his portraits from all over the world, his photographs on black backgrounds include a series of famous dogs for the Museum of Hunting and Nature, thousand-year-old olive trees, soldiers from the First World War at the top of the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile in Paris, and the recumbent figures of the Basilica of Saint-Denis for the Centre des monuments nationaux.
A retrospective monograph of his work was published in October 2021 by InFine éditions d'art.
Antoine Schneck was educated in Paris where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the École d’Architecture Paris La Seine (DEFA) and a Master of Arts from the École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière, a cinema, photography, and sound engineering school.
Thereafter, Schneck began his career as a cameraman for a leading French TV channel. In the early 1990s he switched to photography and started to work as a freelancer for prime interior design magazines. Since 1999, Schneck has working full-time as a French visual-art photographer, with a predilection for portraits.
Schneck is represented in Paris by the Berthet-Aittouares Gallery.