Francois Boutemy's fascination with photography has grown into a daily occupation, a natural conclusion arising from a childhhood interest in the use of imagery as commentary on the World around him. In particular, becoming 'graphically literate' has perhaps evolved from Dyslexia, the aptitude and development of expression through visual images came far more naturally than translating meaning through written words, in this sense it is Francois' first language. Based in London, in residence at Simulacra Studio he is never short of subject matter and stimulation. Drawing on life experience, he has always been particularly taken with the challenge and inspiration of street photography - the beauty of capturing fragile and temporal moments, and portraying them through an abstracted lens never fails to satisfy. Recently though, he has pushed himself in new directions, collaborating with other artists on a graphic novel project and co-creating 'Contact Sheet', an Online Gallery.