In 2015, Vincent Mercier out to conquer the American West. On the horizon, Monument Valley and John Ford Point, which is rooted memory of the Navajo Indians as that of moviegoers. In this fabulous landscape, rocked by the wind and a little music Hollywood, the photographer revisits his childhood “greenhorn North”.
A tribute to America in original version and in color, with a text Brigitte Ollier.


John Ford Point is the second book of Vincent Mercier, a photographer who works mainly in color. Passionate about contemporary architecture and landscape, this solitary traveler likes to take his time, literally.

Hors Collection
310 x 220
Relié couverture cartonnée
23 photos colors
56 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-393-3
Press review
The book is accompanied by a photographic print signed and numbered by Vincent Mercier.
* Selectable between three photographs, each taken 10 pieces: prints 21 x 30 cm.
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    Photo #1
  • John Ford Point
    Photo #2
  • John Ford Point
    Photo #3

Vincent Mercier


French photographer,  after scientific studies, he embraces photography to  explore the sensitive side of things and understand the vernacular environment.Travel addict fascinated by modernism, his solitary wanderings capture the silent and solar  vision of the fortuitous scenes in the various cities that he “encounters”, in which humanpresence does not manifest frontally.  Despite an almost geometrical and sometimes strict photo composition, there is nothing  artificial or cold in his approach.  He collaborates with renowned institutions who trust his artistic eye and talent such as the  Musée du Quai Branly in Paris or the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation for whom  he shoots the billboards and all the commercial images and catalogue for the launch of it’s  inaugural exhibition in Paris: “Yves Saint Laurent dialogue avec l’Art”.  Nomadic reporter, he is featured in numerous outstanding publications such as AD,  Connaissance des Arts, The Good Life, Air France Magazine, Liberation, Revue Caméra.  His vintage inspired interpretation of Los Angeles is selected and published as the firstPortraits de Villes by Be-Poles, first of a trendy collection who counts today more than 40  artists such as Massimo Vitali, India Madhavi, Harry Gruyaert.  In 2016 his second book named after the iconic John Ford Point in Monument Valley is  published by Filigranes.

Brigitte Ollier

Auteur, Journaliste

John Ford Point, avec des photographies de Vincent Mercier, est son dernier livre édité par Filigranes, après Henri (Cartier-Bresson), Robert (Doisneau), et Hervé (Guibert). Elle a aussi accompagné Louis Heilbronn pour From Flowers and More et, auparavant, Bernard Descamps avec Quelques Afriques.

Chez Hazan, ont paru Robert Doisneau et Manuel Alvarez Bravo ; aux éditions du Regard, Rogi André, photo sensible, avec Elisabeth Nora ; aux éditions de l’œil, Malick Sidibé au village.


Son site web,, assemble ses instantanés de voyages et ses rencontres au fil du temps.