Kevin Ingrez, aka Fakele, is an artist and artisan photographer from Montreuil, born in 1989 in Seine-Saint-Denis. In 2018, he left his profession as a social worker to devote himself entirely to his vocation as an artist. He then focused on “alternative” processes, quickly abandoning instantaneous and cumulative shooting for a slower, more demanding approach to photography. The sustained attention required by the various analog processes he explores enables him to focus his gaze, seeking to reveal the very essence of his subjects. For Fakele, photography and the playfulness of his photographic experiments are pretexts for encounters, transmission and the creation of social links.
Alongside his artistic projects, Fakele has been touring the streets and cultural events of France since 2019, to offer the creation of handcrafted portraits using his installation called “la chambre itinérante”. In this way, he revives the tradition of live photography and perpetuates the profession of itinerant photographer.
A three-volume edition has been devoted to his work over several years in the Montreuil area (“Fakele, artisan photographe ambulant”, Cargo lab edition).