Chervine was born in Iran. He grew up mainly in Paris and moved to New York in 2008. Self-taught photographer, he trained during his many trips around the world and began to work for the press and fashion. Since 2015, he has been developing a personal work, photographing the city and the scenes that take place there, in black and white and above all in color. His work has been presented in several exhibitions in France and abroad and was in the spotlight of the Nuit de la Photo in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) in February 2018. His exhibition “On That Day” takes place currently in Geneva, until October 22, 2021 (at the Esther Woerdehoff gallery, Rue Marguerite-Dellenbach 3).
Chervine titled his latest series “Twilight” and the light isolates and illuminates the scenes he photographs, testifying to the anonymity of cities but also to what brings us together and unites us. With great empathy, he captures passers-by: a woman looks at the sun, a couple discusses in front of a cafe, a mother and her daughter cross the road, these innocuous moments, the photographer sublimates them with a chiaroscuro that dramatizes the scene. and plunges us into a cinematographic imagination. Chervine invites the viewer to imagine the story of each of these anonymous figures, near and far at the same time, immersed in spectacle lighting, the one that unfolds before our eyes and that we often forget to look at.