Born in Paris, France in 1949, Jacques Moury Beauchamp started making images at an early age and discovered the practice of photography as a teenager. In New York, Beauchamp studied commercial photography and then opened his own studio, working as art director and photographer for magazines, ad agencies and record companies while continuing to devote time to his fine art photo series. Upon his return to France in 1984, he started with two other photographers one of the first photo studios to experiment with computer assisted imagery.
Beauchamp's latest fine art series are taking the form of installations with projections, musical soundtrack and other multimedia elements. He currently teaches photography and digital imaging in France and the United States. Beauchamp's photographic illustrations have been published in more than twenty countries worldwide. His fine art series are regularly exhibited in Europe and the United States.
"Chateau de Paille" is an invitation to look at the agricultural landscape of the Touraine Region in a new way. This photography series emphasizes the architectural dimension of straw stacks erected every summer in the fields of Central France. These constructions can take in everyone's imagination the appearance of castles or of cathedrals. The stacks are captured using architectural photography techniques, a field that Beauchamp has been exploring for many years. This series also creates a link between the farming and artistic worlds, two groups of people living in the region but who seldom have a chance to meet.