Born on the 25th of October 1968 in Cayenne (French Guiana), Mirtho Linguet, studies at the MI 21 Photography School in Montreuil, before he settles in Zurich, Switzerland in 1998. During 8 years, he works for fashion magazines and ad agencies.
Today, Mirtho lives in French Guiana. This is with the photographic series from the Alchemy project, created in 2009, that he expresses his questioning, marking a rupture with the artificial world of fashion.
His photography becomes clearer, more distinct, and more frank. In some of his series, even though in documentary form, his models reveal themselves in all truth, bodies and postures remain raw, faces without makeup but not without a certain aesthetic appeal.
The organization of the elements in the images conveys the willingness to reveal the singular character of the model he photographs. All the elements finding themselves on an equal footing. By a subtle mirror effect, his models give the impression to become one with the scenery.
After a one-month residency at Point Éphémère in Paris in 2010, he goes in another residency in the beginning of 2011 during 3 months in the National Advanced Arts School of Dijon.