The Impressionist Experience is a collaboration between art director, Aurélien Bigot, and photographer, Richard Forestier. In 2012, Aurélien was living in Singapore and began a project aimed to capture and transfer real life to still paintings. After studying, and experimenting different techniques, he created a method that combined reality based images with an impeccable impressionist finish without any editing. This project, “Impressionist Windows”, received numerous international awards including Spikes and Creative Circles, with honorable mentions in advertising festivals, art blogs, online creative awards, etc. Returning to France in 2013, Aurélien still felt that this technique could be explored even further. He put together some references of classic painters (Rembrandt, Caravaggio, etc.) and extracted all the main characteristics reminiscent of their works : chiaroscuro, religious pose, naked chests, antique drapery, etc.”If we recreate scenes with those elements and shoot it with this special technique that imitates the painting texture, we can bring together impressionist art and photography creating the first impressionist photographs. This will lead the observer to doubt, unsure if faced with a painting or not, eventually realizing that it is indeed an absolutely unedited photograph.” This is the challenge that The Impressionist Experience was born from.