Jean-Claude Louis

Jean-Claude Louis
Seattle, Washington



Born in Alsace, France, Jean-Claude Louis moved to the United States in 1990, where he currently resides, in Seattle.  A physician and scientist, he led a long career in medical research, which he left in 2007 to pursue his passion for art and photography.  A self-taught photographer, his mastery was attained through processes of exploration and experimentation, in line with his scientific education and practice. Over the years, he continued to develop his vision and skills through personal study, seminars and workshops. In recent years, he studied with renowned photographers, such as Steve McCurry, Chris Anderson, Chris Usher, Jamie Rose and Sylvia Plachy. Since 2009, he makes his living as a professional fine art photographer, by selling his work at juried art festivals.


Using traditional film, as well as digital photography, digital processing, and printmaking techniques, I create images that explore themes of the natural world.  Trees are a favorite motif, but I am not particular about subject matter. I make images of landscapes, seascapes, flowers, plants, reflections – you name it and I have probably shot it, and seemingly at random.  But my esthetic is distinctive. Bored with the reality of things, I find my fascination in transforming it into a subjective point of view.  Working with color, light, shadows, contrast and texture, I seek to make images with visual appeal, and I trust that the enchantment, the poetry will follow.






6019 McKinley Pl N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 8053380214
47° 40' 22.548" N, 122° 20' 3.2208" W

Artwork by Jean-Claude Louis