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.

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 $
1236
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 $
1357
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 $
1326
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 $
1104
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 $
1160
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 $
1228
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 $
1247
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 $
1168
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 $
1779
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 $
979
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 $
908
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 $
1042
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
5,392.79 $
2182
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 $
1510
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 $
1701
Gotland / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 10 copies
5,392.79 $
107
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 $
1332
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 $
1512
Iceland 270 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 31 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
2,379.17 $
1778
Cameron Lake / Mikael Lafontan
Print mounted on dibon
Image : 31 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
2,379.17 $
1518
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 $
1370
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 $
1528
Féro 48 / Mikael Lafontan
Color negative printed on dibon
Image : 120 x 150 cm
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1966
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 $
1503
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 $
1409
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 $
1384
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 $
1316
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 $
1541
Iceland 2 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 80X100 cm
Edition of 20 copies
2,379.17 $
1541