Aurélien [MAclupus] grew up at the border between France and Switzerland near Geneva. He started out as a music photographer, following local punk band on tour and shooting Jazz musicians. Focusing on taking portraits, he photographed the directors of Nyon's international documentary festival "Visions du reel" in Switzerland as well as Nuclear scientist and engineers at the European Center for Nuclear research (CERN) in Geneva.
Trained as a cameraman and lighting technician, he entered Vevey school of photography in 2005 where he takes portraits of visiting photographer coming to the school for workshops. Seeking to ground his work in a wider context, he moved to Toronto in 2007 and is currently studying toward a BA in International studies at York University with a particular focus on Latin America. In 2009 he moves to Cuba for 5 months to produce a work of 50 images on the 50th anniversary of the revolution titled "Año Cincuenta del Triunfo de la Revolución". In December 2010 he returned to the island for the first phase of a portrait project seeking to document on a regular base the changes on the ground as the revolution evolves. His other current projects include a extended stay in Colombia to photograph Internally Displaced People (IDPs) throughout the country.
Aurélien, or Mac as most Anglophone call him, is fluent in French, English and Spanish and wants to keep working on long-term documentary projects exploring relation between politic as an abstract concept and its definite consequences on the ground for unique individual as he photographs them.
If you want to see his work, visit his portfolio.