portrait of eric leleu

Eric Leleu (b. 1979) is a French photographer based in Shanghai since 2005. His recent work explores the dynamics of public spaces: the  interrelationship  between the individual, crowd and place. His work has been exhibited throughout Asia at venues including the Lianzhou Photo Festival, Angkor Photo festival and a solo exhibition at Art Labor gallery in Shanghai. His editorial and commercial clients include Le Monde Magazine, Newsweek, VSD, Casio, Porsche, Arte Television and the Shanghai Art Museum.

View website Eric Leleu, Shanghai-based photographer.


  1. Salut, Eric!

    I saw the link to your NewsWeek iPhone photo on the comments from my interview on Photocritic.org. That led me to your website and I’ve been looking around a bit.

    I wanted to congratulate you for your great work, and for being out there living the adventure you set out to live.
    I really hope my work can reach a broader audience and I may be able to live out of it like you do. It’s a dream to fulfill and you’re a great inspiration, now that I’ve seen what you’re doing.

    So thanks a lot. And please keep up the great work!



  2. Salut Sion,

    Thanks a lot for your comment. Nice to hear from a non-conservative photographer as you are. I like your work as you do not abide by the rules. I hope you can fulfill your dreams as well. Being a photographer is sometimes no so easy and comfy but as a whole, i think it is still the best life to live.

    Keep me posted of your projects/news.



  3. Zhou Dan

    Bonjour Eric,
    Je suis journaliste de CCTVF, nous voulons faire un reportage sur sa exposition de “La construction du Pavillon fraiçais de l’exposition universelle de Shanghai”. Répond moi par mail, merci!

  4. appelle moi 13120804230

  5. Sanne Govaert

    Hallo Eric,

    Ik ben een amateurfotograaf en ga ik augustus 2 weken naar Shanghai. Zou jij me wat tips en aanraders kunnen geven?

    Alvast bedankt,

  6. Hoi Sanne,

    Dank u voor uw bericht. Sorry dat ik zo laat antwoord maar ik ben in Frankrijk nu een beetje minder vaak op het internet.
    Hoe kan ik helpen t? Wat weet je?
    Een goede plek in Shanghai: de supermarkt van de foto. Het is een kruising met Xietu lezen Luban lezen. Vindt u alles wat u zoekt c als foto-apparatuur op dit adres.
    Aarzel niet als u vragen hebt.

    Met vriendelijke groet,


  7. Sanne Govaert

    Heey Eric,

    Toevallig heb ik voor toerisme een rondreis uitgestippeld in China. Dus ik weet veel over de typische toeristische attracties.
    Zou je wat tips kunnen geven over plekjes in Shanghai en omstreken die het fotograferen waard zijn?
    Ik was oorspronkelijk niet van plan ginder fotogerief te kopen, maar is er een groot prijsverschil?


  8. U kunt gaan Zhujiajiao. Na, kun je gewoon de bus nemen en verdwalen in de stad … Voor de prijs, zou ik zeggen 20 tot 30% goedkoper vergeleken met Europa.

  9. t’as vu ta gueule

  10. qu’est-ce qu’elle a ma gueule ?

  11. Rabi

    Hi Eric,

    We happened to meet about a week or so ago at 星光照像器材广场 (the very large photography complex at LuBanLu and XieTuLu).

    When we parted ways I forgot to ask for a card, but I luckily remembered a few things you mentioned (your name, shooting for Porsche, and being French). After doing a quick google search, here I am.

    Just here to say that I quite enjoy viewing your work based on what I’ve seen so far!



  12. Hi Rabi,

    I must admit i forgot.
    Thanks for your message.
    Any photos to share ?


  13. Rabi

    My own photos?

    I have a small project I work on back at my university, UBC (University of British Columbia), during the winter semester:


  14. Mila

    Hey Eric, I happened to see ur website, I think u r the guy I met in coca-cola lobby today lunch time. :) I am the one in black dress, remember u took photos of me? Thank u!!!!

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