Laurent Elie Badessi was born in France. He is a third generation photographer, which enabled him from an early age to explore and appreciate the art and techniques of photography. Badessi uses symbolism, mythology, and historical and cultural references to create his images. The study of the interaction between him, “the photographer”, and his subject, “the sitter”, and the exploration of the impact of photography on people, are both fundamental vectors in his artistic quest. His work often addresses subtle and relevant questions on social, political, and cultural issues, such as the relationship with nudity, religion, war or the environment.