Christelle Boulé's practice focuses on editorial and experimental photography with a strong interest in the visual representation of the intangible. She is fascinated with the sense of smell and expressing it in photographic form. Inspired by material testing and observations of how to represent the invisible – ideas, scents, sounds, concepts, emotions – Christelle likes to find ways to interpret and reveal what we cannot see.


Christelle Boulé (b. 1984) is a Canadian-Swiss artist and photographer. She graduated with a Master of Art Direction (photography) from the prestigious art school ECAL/University of Art and Design in Lausanne (Switzerland). She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada) and have been working in the field since 2010. She lives and works in Lausanne where she is dividing her practice between commissioned work and personnal projects.


Photoforum Prize 2019, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, 2020

FendiFrenesia, Fendi boutique, Design Miami 2019

Expanded Drops, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Miami 2019
Expanded Drops, Neiman Marcus, New York, Nov. 14-17, 2019
Expanded Drops, Neiman Marcus, Dallas, 2019
Expanded Drops, Neiman Marcus, Houston, 2019
Sillages, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, 2019

Il profumo è in mostra, National Roman Museum, Rome, 2018

Drops, Grand Musée du Parfum, Paris, 2018
ECAL ‒ Ten Years in Renens, ELAC Gallery, Lausanne, 2018

Fotofever, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, 2017
Les Boutographies, Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, 2017
Encontros da Imagem, Braga, 2016
Half-Time, ECAL, Lausanne, 2016
It Was Never Real, Cinema Studio, Lausanne, 2015
Appartement 50, Cité Radieuse, Marseilles, 2015
700 kg, ELAC Gallery, Lausanne, 2014
Forest, Pavlov’s Dog Gallery, Berlin, 2012
Publié/Autopublié, Yves Laroche Gallery, Montreal, 2012
Pirates, 12/12 Gallery, Geneva, 2011
Prediction, Saint-Etienne Biennale, 2010

Press & Publications

Financial Times - How To Spend It, 2019

Vogue, 2019
L'Officiel, 2019

Haute Living, 2019

Harpers Bazaar, 2019
WWD, 2019

Essential Homme, 2019

BlackBook, 2019

Flaunt, 2019

Numéro, 2019

Editorialist, 2019

CPP Luxury, 2019

HOKK Fabrica, 2019

Elle USA, 2019

Artpress #466, 2019
Forbes, 2019

Bieler Tagblatt, 2019
Kunstbulletin, 2019
Flare, 2019

Nez, la revue olfactive, 2019
RTS Culture, 2019, 2019
Arts Hebdo Medias, 2019
Untitled Magazine, 2018

Premier Rendez-vous, RTS (Radio Show), 2018

Wall Street International, 2018

Le Matin, Newspaper (13.02.2018), 2018
Nez, la revue olfactive, 2018
Culturez Vous, 2018
Wired UK, 2018
Loupe Magazine, Issue 5, 2017

PDN Photo Annual, 2017
New York Center for Photographic Art, 2017
GUP Magazine, 2017
Scentury, 2017

Next Level #24, 2016

Drops, Self published, 2016

Jenny Smells like Biscuit, Self published, 2016

It Was Never Real, ECAL, 2015

Cité Radieuse, App. 50, ECAL, 2015

700 kg, ECAL, 2014

Design Play, Victionary, 2009


Prix Photoforum Pasquart, CH, 2019

Future of Beauty Awards, Elle USA, 2019

PDN Photo Annual, New York, US, 2017
Flash Forward - Emerging Photographer, CA, 2017
New York Center for Photographic Art, US, 2017
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