Adrien Gontier was born in France and grew up in Versailles closed to Paris. At the age of 16 he started working on light design in theaters and operas.
He continued his studies at cinematography school in Paris. He qualified as a cinematography technician.
Then Adrien worked as an AC, electrician, and gaffer before becoming a camera operator and cinematographer on commercials, music videos, live, documentaries and features around the world.