Emmanuel was born in 1977 in Saumur (loire valley) and grew up in Rochefort Sur Mer in Charente Maritime. Torn between his two passion, music and photography, he decided for the second as a career. In 1997, he served during his military time in Paris at the etablissement cinematographique et photographique des armees. This job led him to work closely with the french government. for four years, he then continued to follow the prime minister at the time, Lionel Jospin in all his national and international trips as its official photographer, confronting himself to a wide range of situations and subjects. once Jospin's mandate ended, Emmanuel left the administration and joined imapress agency in 2001 covering societal and political stories. Rich from these experiences, he decided to go freelance in 2004 and has been multiplying collaborations with various wire agencies ( Reuters, Gamma, Strates) publications and corporations worlwide since then. along with long term personal projects about Tchernobyl and immigration issues in france, he covers various stories about politics, sports, lifestyle and fashion always in a very personnal style and numerous corporate and editorial portraits.
Has worked on assignments in UK, Switzerland, Belgium,Thailand, Cuba, Turkmenistan, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, USA, Ireland, Qatar, Germany, Austria, North Ireland, Morroco...
Emmanuel nous a accompagnés pour une série de portraits de collaborateurs du projet d’arche pour recouvrir et démanteler Tchernobyl. Dans des conditions de prise de vue très contraintes, tant sur la météo que sur le planning, il a su capter l’authenticité des différentes personnes dont nous voulions assurer le portrait pour un projet éditorial d’envergure. Je lui confierais à nouveau des portraits sans hésitation.
Head Of Media Relations at VINCI
Emmanuel est un photographe de talent, avec qui le groupe Aurige collabore depuis 2017 . Que ce soit pour réaliser des portraits ou pour mettre en valeur des décors intérieurs exécutés par nos compagnons, son œil et son talent nous ravissent à chaque fois. Il est par ailleurs d’une grande gentillesse et d’un contact très simple, ce que nous apprécions énormément.
Président groupe AURIGE
Emmanuel is a great photographer! I have commissioned him tophotograph many portraits at WWD and he always delivers aninteresting and dramatic image. He is professional and friendly, apleasure to work with.
Visual Media Director at WWD
Emmanuel Fradin has shot wonderful photographs for me over the years, including a stellar cover at the Wall Street Journal, and more recently, a bold feature portrait of autism activists for Spectrum news. With Fradin I never have to worry—-he has an unfailing eye, excellent sense of timing and the emotional intelligence to understand what makes a true portrait. He can tease drama from the even the most ordinary settings, and wrangles difficult subjects with apparent ease. I look forward to our next collaboration.
Multimedia Director at Spectrum
I have worked with Emmanuel on a number of occasions and it is always a real pleasure to collaborate with him. He is professional, creative, flexible, and most-importantly, an amazing photographer. If you are looking for a great portrait photographer...look no further!
Editor-at-Large at Watchonista
I worked with Emmanuel on several projects for the last 3 years. I find his work of high esthetics and quality and him pleasent and great to work with. I strongly recommend him!
Senior Partner Marketing Manager at Amazon Web Services
Emmanuel is one of the most creative photographers I have worked with in 30 years as a picture editor. We have collaborated in London, Paris, Milan where his dedication to achieving the best image has always been paramount. Emmanuel has a wonderful sense of humour and is always positive making every shoot an experience to remember. I look forward to working with him in the future in both the UK and Europe
Group picture editor at Sunday
Ayant travaillé avec Emmanuel sur plusieurs projets professionnels, je peux le recommander fortement. Réactif et créatif, il a un très grand sens du relationnel. En plus, il est soucieux du détail et des échéances, ce qui fait que ce fut un grand plaisir de collaborer avec lui.
Vice President - IR Client Services at Capital Fund Management
Emmanuel is an excellent photographer with a keen eye for a unique subject matter and a fastidious approach to lighting and composition. Whether reportage or studio shoots he always ensures that he gets the best out of individuals and environments. Great fun to work with, I highly recommend Emmanuel.
Creative Director at Living Group
Emmanuel is my go-to guy for environmental portraits in Paris. His skill and talent are evident even before he gets behind the camera. He is very flexible and has been able to accommodate the most demanding of schedules. And then, of course, there are his photographs. He creates images that are both professional and artistic, with a great eye for detail.
Senior Art Director, Imagination Agency
Emmanuel a indubitablement le sens de la photo. Mais la photographie a chez lui une destination singulière : celle de l'urgence, de l'immédiateté et de la vérité. J'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir et de satisfaction à constituer, grâce à lui, une série de gestes "métiers" qui en disent autant sur les hommes que sur nos valeurs et nos savoir-faire.
Directeur de la Communication chez Bouygues Travaux Publics