Jean Marc Deltombe
Jean - Marc Deltombe, one of the world’s top ten art photographers.
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.
Prizes and awards:
2018: Gold Medal awarded by the Royal Photography Society (India: 11th International Photo Exhibition 2018 - Bengal), color category
2018: Silver medal awarded by the International Union of Photographers (IUP) (India: 11th International Photo Exhibition 2018 - Bengal), category Black and White
2018: Honorable Mention in the Fine Art of the Nude Category by the International Photographer award of the Year 2017
2018: Honorable Mention in the Color category and the grateful in the Black and White category at the 2nd ONYX International Exhibition Photography ONYX 2018 – Romania
2018: Honorable Mention in the Black and White category at the 3rd International Exhibition Campina Photography 2018 - Romania
2018: Honorable Mention in the category at the 1st International Photography Exhibition of Nepal - Nepal
2019: Selection in the "Natural Nude" category by SE Center of Greenville - South Carolina – USA
2019: Honorable Mention at the 2019 International Photography Exhibition – Bengal
2019: the grateful in the Black and White category at the 3rd ONYX International Exhibition Photography ONYX 2019 – Romania
2019: Diploma of ISF (Image without Frontier) and recognition in the Color category at the 18th International Gacilly Photo Competition – France
2019: The grateful in the Color category at Eurasia Awards – Russia
2019: Honorable Mention in the Black and White category at the Campina International Exhibition Photography 2019 – Romania
2019: Finalist in the TOP 10 World ONE EYELAND fashion photo contest
France: Valenciennes 2006 Collective exhibition
France: Wargnies-le-Petit in 2013 personal exhibition
Netherlands: Harderwijk / City Museum in 2015 group exhibition
Switzerland: Biennial art photography Carouge 2016 group exhibition
Netherlands: Harderwijk / City Museum in 2016 group exhibition
India: 10th International Photo Exhibition 2017 (Bengal)
USA: Los Angeles (Venice Beach) 2017 solo show
Belgium: De Panne 30thArtestendag personal exhibition 2017
India: 11th International Photo Exhibition 2018 (Bengal)
Romania: 2nd ONYX International Exhibition Photography ONYX 2018
India: 1st MPC International Photo Exhibition 2018 Midnapore
Nepal: IPN International Exhibition 2018 International Photography of Nepal
France: Valenciennes personal exhibition 2018 "Jules and Madeleine in the moonlight"
Romania: 2nd International Exhibition Campina Photography 2018
Nepal: 1st International Photography Exhibition 2018
India: International Exhibition of Photography 2019 (Bengal)
USA: SE Center for photography - Greenville- USA (group exhibition - natural nude 2019)
France: Exhibition at the International Women's Rights Days 2019 - Marly (Hauts de France)
France: Valenciennes personal exhibition 2019
Romania: 3rd International Exhibition ONYX Photography 2019
France: 18th International La Gacilly Photo Competition 2019
Brazil: Personal exhibition at Club Athletico Paulistano São Paulo 2019
France: Personal exhibition Cafe @ work Valenciennes 2019
Russia: Eurasia Photo Awards 2019
Romania: International Exhibition Campina Photography 2019
2015 Shades of Grey 1 Magazine: file
2015 Shades of gray 2 Magazine: Article
2015 Shades of gray 4 Magazine: Article
2016 Capture Mania Photography Magazine 3: file
2016 Collective work of WORD BEST TOP PHOTOGRAPHER ASSOCIATION
2016 Book of Thomas Brotzler "Architektur in Schwarzweiss" chapter
2016 Worl Best Top Photographer Magazine n°1
2017 Worl Best Top Photographer Magazine n°2
2018 GSP Magazine®: Biography
2019 Eye-Photo magazine (Vienna - Austria): article