• White cobras
  • Fading reality 10
  • light from below 6
  • night lights 2
  • night lights 1
  • By a foggy morning 10
  • By a foggy morning 6
  • Estel 1
  • winter jewels
  • Snow bois de vincennes
Matthieu Viteau

Welcome to project Simorgh,

Why project Simorgh? The short version of the story is told under About.

I'm a travelling photographer who took to digital photography over ten years ago, trying to encapsulate Beauty wherever and whenever we crossed paths.

This online portfolio showcases only parts of my work; feel free to ask for additional information.

I draw inspiration mainly from Nature as well as light and contrasts, but I am not dead set on any category or type of photography.

I am open for commissions and will travel to understand what you have in mind, what emotions and effect should a photo convey.

Photography is a dialogue: I welcome any inquiries and questions. Your comments are welcome.

May project Simorgh brighten up your day.


Elevation-elevations June-July 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

My second exhibit is currently on display at MyCowork, 54 rue Greneta, Paris, France throughout June.
It will then move to a second location, close to Centre Beaubourg: 5 rue du cloître Saint Merri, still in Paris.
Jennifer will kindly host an opening party - a continuing party, rather - on July 4 at 1800.
I shall be happy to meet you there and discuss what these pictures told you.

This exhibition is a follow-up to a first that occurred from February to March 2019. The sole requirement this time is “bright pictures. Spring will have set in and pictures should convey energy”.
I therefore selected that set of pictures with two criteria in mind: brightness and movement. These combine both. Even in darkness can light literally spring, as the sun setting over a Thai jedi – the local name of a stupa – overlooking a lake shows. I chose that picture to open the series for its dynamics: that of the sun that will soon disappear and which yet reveals the slender white spire that rises towards the sky.
Towers are artificial structures that are designed to somehow create a sense of elevation, of majesty, to impress those who behold it. There is an intention to link down-to-earth reality with higher purposes or meaning, whatever that meaning or purpose may be.
I chose to depict these towers not so much as conquering, mastering objects that would awe whoever sees them, but rather as bridges, connecting features that would lead one on the path of inspiration.
May they bring you inspiration and energy during your stay at My Cowork.


Ouverture - Aspects de Lumière exhibition, Paris, France

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Greetings dear visitor,

Café Cozette will generously host "Ouverture - Aspects de lumière" ("Opening - Light throughout") from February 9 to March 23, 2019.
15 pictures will be for show and for sale at Café Cozette, 20 Avenue de Saint-Ouen, 75018 Paris.
I will be very happy to welcome you in this cozy and luminous place where delicious juices and and teas from be enjoyed in a warm and friendly atmosphere.