➖Jean Marc Deltombe
➖ Valenciennes / France 🇫🇷
Jean- Marc Deltombe , one of the world’s top ten art photographers
At the age of 59 , this artist from Valenciennes , also a GP ,has just been awarded by world critics .
Born in Valenciennes (France) in 1959 in the WatteauPavilion ,Jean-Marc Deltombe grew up in a family prone to Art .
His father , a first clarinet and saxophone prizewinner at the Conservatoire has also a gift for painting and calligraphy . His great- great cousin is no one but the famous painter named Paul Deltombe who befriended to Signac , Matisse and well –known poet Emile Verhaeren .
As a child , he was attracted to music but learning music notation discouraged him . However keen on music he was , he had a liking for classical composers in particular Antonio Vivaldi, Jean –Philippe Rameau , Franz Schubert , Richard Wagner and especially Gustav Malher .
From the age of 6 , he devoted himself to drawing and his work was soon noticed by painter André Dubuisson whose lessons he attended a few years later at Beaux Arts . As he was fascinated by 19th century family photographs , his father decided to initiate him into the use of bellows . Thanks to his artistic talent , he was offered a basic camera at 11 years old and his first single –lens camera ( SLR) at 16: a Canon AE1 , a brand he is still faithful to .
At 17 , he got in touch with Costa Gavras’ film team but he chose what he had wished at first :being a General Practitioner .
In parallel to his job , he went on his photographic quest focusing on portrait, artistic nude and architecture .
In 2012 , he posted a photo of Venice on the Internet and much to his surprise , he was contacted by two famous worldwide photographers namely Charles Lupica and Jean –Michel Missri and his photographs were soon selected and published by worldwide photographic circles .
In January 2018 , he was awarded a honorable prize of the International Photographer of the year 2017 ( in the nude category in the fine arts ) , a honorable prize at the 2nd ONYX in Romania and a gold silver ( in the black and white category ). That same year , he was also awarded by the International Union of Photographers and finally got a gold medal by the Royal Photographic Society for a nude made at the Valenciennes Art Gallery . As a result , his work earned him to be considered by Aminoorraham Rana – a distinguished art critic – as one of the world’s top ten photographers and to be ranked in the election of the 2017 International Photographer .
Jean –Marc Deltombe reveals : “Photography is meant to share what you feel at a particular moment for all eternity”
These photographs are veiled references to Art in particular to Caspar David Friedrich, a painter belonging to the Romantic Movement , philosopher Schlegel , the impressionists of the Enlightenment , Scandinavian Mythology , Venetian architecture , Julia Margaret Cameron , Schubert ‘s , Wagner ‘s and Mahler ‘s musical works and the “Hamilton Blur ”( soft focus style )and yet they keep their own identities that is Jean –Marc Deltombe’s .
Currently, I have been working for several months to realize the project to publish a book devoted to the femininity and beauty of women. Portraits and nudes in reference to painting and first great photographers of the nineteenth century
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