Child of Africa and citizen of the world, Louis Philippe de Gagoue is a Photographer, Stylist and Art Director based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. For him, photography is a form of utopia – an escape from our everyday world that is eaten up by war and conflict – through which he wants to offer his own aesthetic spin on our surroundings, while challenging our perspectives and the way we look at the world and at ourselves through new point of views.

Working like a story-teller, Louis Philippe always takes great care in transporting people into his world through his imagery, while emphasizing that photography is a way of making his dreams tangible through handpicked clothes and unique, culturally loaded backdrop settings. As of today, Louis Philippe de Gagoue continues to explore photography in Abidjan and beyond.