Jean-Philippe Lebėe, a young french talent, studied audiovisual and cinema before turning to photography. He is graduate of the Gobelins school of photography, where he perfected his technique and style. As a photographer, Jean-Philippe is distinguished by his elegant, sensual, and sometimes melancholic universe.
When was your first picture taken?
my first photos were taken in 2008 with my father’s camera
How do you put the person, place, or thing in front of the camera onto film, chip, or paper the way you want it to?
I mainly position the person according to the environment where I am. I am passionate about architecture and design so the placement of the mannequin is essential for the shot I also like it to be central I rarely frame my images
What photographers have influenced you, and how have they influenced the way you approach your subject?
les photographes qui m’ont influencés sont : helmut newton Norman Parkinson Ellen von Unwerth Sarah Moon
I try to convey the emotion of women, I always try to have sensuality in my images and softness without ever being provocative
What photographic gears do you use to stay focused on what you do best when shooting?
I use a pentax 67 silver and digital means and for my black and white I use a monochrom digital leica
I use an imac and photoshop raw camera for editing but it would take a long time to talk about all the technique
What motivates you to continue taking pictures? Is it political, intellectual or emotional?