about the artist :
Mikael Lafontan

Mikael Lafontan is a French and Swedish artist born in 1968, who has been living and working in Paris for the past 20 years.

Most of his work covers and explores northern landscapes: Scandinavia, Scotland, Canada or Iceland. Raised in France by a French father and a Swedish mother, Northern countries represent for him a source of nostalgic inspiration. Distance generates hunger, desire. People of mixed origins are defined by their differences: Swedish in France, yet French in Sweden. Stuck on a never-ending quest for his lost home. And what could be better than photography to sooth this need?

As soon as it's taken, the photo belongs to the past, it represents the time lost. Here, nostalgia has a double meaning: one refferring to the intrinsic specificity of photography, and one regarding the artist’s approach to his origins.

Scandinavians have a very special bond with nature. Their ecological conscience wasn’t born with the actualities on climate change, but is deeply rooted in their essence. Climate and nature are rough in those countries, making survival harsh and forging, throughout history, this spirit of respect, mixed with fear and superstitions.

Mikael’s work isn’t an ideological statement, but a search for this northern spirit within the landscapes, totemic shapes and matters. Old scandinavian tales and beliefs, filled with mysterious creatures, brings life to nature itself.

Baikal 5 / Mikael Lafontan
Print with white margin, diasec and wooden frame
38 x 50 in (97 x 127 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,520.43 $
1503
Baikal 3 / Mikael Lafontan
Print with white margin, diasec and wooden frame
37 x 47 in (98 x 120 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,520.43 $
1435
Baïkal 5 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, diasec
47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
1117
Baïkal 10 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
59 x 47 in (150 x 120 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1208
Baïkal 11 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
1177
Baïkal 12 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
970
Baïkal 13 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
39 x 47 in (100 x 120 cm), Frame : 40,5 x 48,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
1044
Baïkal 1 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
1085
Baïkal 2 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, American box
39 x 47 in (100 x 120 cm), Frame : 40,5 x 48,5
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
1113
Baïkal 3 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, American box
39 x 47 in (100 x 120 cm), Frame : 40,5 x 48,5
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
1019
Baïkal 4 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, American box
39 x 47 in (100 x 120 cm), Frame : 40,5 x 48,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
1653
Baïkal 6 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, American box
39 x 47 in (100 x 120 cm), Frame : 40,5 x 48,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
939
Baïkal 7 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
856
Baïkal 8 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
790
Baïkal 9 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
898
Le Marais de Carélie, Finlande / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on diasec
Image : 48 x 60 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
Price on request
1912
Islande Jokulsarlon 15 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print mounted on aluminium & diasec on top
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1392
Cathedral Cove / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1559
Iceland 2 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1209
Islande Jokulsarlon 09 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 40x47 in (100 x 120 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,123.90 $
1389
Iceland 270 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 31 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
2,379.17 $
1544
Cameron Lake / Mikael Lafontan
Print mounted on dibon
Image : 31 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
2,379.17 $
1387
Scotland Furuboda / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 40 x 47 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1236
British Columbia - Squamish 30, Canada / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 59 x 47 in (150 x 120 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1391
Féro 48 / Mikael Lafontan
Color negative printed on dibon
Image : 120 x 150 cm
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1795
Yngsoe / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1364
Iceland 1 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm )
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1266
Iceland 3 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1244
Pachena Lake / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm )
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1189
Suede Hindas / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1351
Iceland 2 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 80X100 cm
Edition of 20 copies
2,379.17 $
1397