Vincent Lagrange (born 1971, BE) is a Belgian artist and photographer known for his captivating and emotionally evocative animal portraits. His works often depict wild animals and pets in a dreamlike, almost mystical atmosphere, using soft lighting and a muted colour palette to create an otherworldly feel.
As a world-renowned portrait photographer, Vincent Lagrange has captured the hearts and minds of people around the globe with his breathtaking animal portraits that showcase the inner energy and dignity of his subjects. In 2022, Vincent’s work reached new heights of recognition when his animal portrait was featured on the cover of National Geographic Magazine, solidifying his place as one of the world’s premier photographers. And with the publication of his international book of human dog portraits with publisher Teneues, Vincent’s impact as an artist has been truly felt across the globe.
Growing up in his father’s photography studio in Antwerp, Vincent developed a deep love for the art form and a passion for portraiture. It was there that he was given a gift that would shape his career forever: a pet cat named Dwiezel. When Dwiezel fell ill and lost an eye, Vincent began to document the cat’s life, learning the patience and skills needed to express an animal’s nobility through photography. Vincent applied the classic techniques of human portraiture to animals, capturing their dignity and inner energy in his photographs.
Vincent’s specialty as a photographer is animal portraiture, and he has dedicated his career to building trust, kindness, and openness with his subjects in order to capture their unique personalities and inner energy. Vincent has photographed a wide range of animals. Whether it’s a beloved house pet, a rescue animal, or a protected species in the wild, Vincent believes that every animal is worthy of respect and seeks to give them a voice through the power of photography.
Through his ongoing series of portraits, known as The Human Animal Project, Vincent is committed to raising awareness about animal causes and giving animals a platform to tell their own stories through the art of photography. The project also seeks to inspire charitable contributions to pet shelters and other worthy causes, ensuring that every animal is treated with the love and respect they deserve.