Establishing A Personal Style Part I

Alain Briot explores the complex topic of establishing a personal style and guides you through the process of finding your own

The term ‘personal style’ has meant different things to me over the years. When I studied at the Beaux Arts in Paris, personal style had the feel of something unreachable; something one sees and finds in museums, possessed only by those who have been recognized as the masters. It was not possessed by those of us who were studying, trying and working our way up.

Most Beaux Arts students felt the same way. We all struggled with the concept of personal style and the perceived necessity to acquire one. I remember our discussions about our desire to develop a personal style and how it would happen, first at the Beaux Arts where I studied painting and drawing, then later at the American Centre, also in Paris, where I studied photography. We concluded that we had to be …

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Alain Briot creates fine art photographs, teaches workshops and offers DVD tutorials. Alain’s three books are available as printed books on and as eBooks on his website.

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