Philip Dumont

Philip Dumont

11 fans

Paris (75), France
30 works

Philip Dumont's practice of photography started when he was twelve years old, thanks to a little Kodak camera given to him by my godfather. A few years down the road, his career began to develop. First, he went to the Louis Lumière School and then received his first professional photographing gig for a guitarist publication. He then worked with a gourmet foodie magazine by Gault & Millau. At the same time, he was doing commercials for several advertising agencies while starting to get into digital movies as a photography director for music videos, short movies, institutionals or corporate projects, etc. In his opinion, photography and film-making are closely linked. It's true the photographer doesn't have to worry about the 24/25 images per second rate. But the frame and the light in photography are two components that go hand-in-hand with motion pictures, just as colour correcting, a technical-artistic constraint, is specific to film-making. But that's a whole other story...  


He doesn't just calculate anything on an a posteriori or the idea that this or that subject could please, His work is not centered around whether or not it will find buyers. His process goes like this: he sees, he frames, he shoots...it is part of this spontaneity that is essential to Dumont: freedom. It is the ability to act here and now. It is obviously different for the "staged" shots which are another part of his activity. 

Dumont's influence is mostly drawn from the work of artists such as Renoir, Hopper, Klimt and Hockney, just to name a few. Filmmakers that are dear to his heart are Scorsese, Kubrick, Fritz Lang or Hitchcock. And of course, there are the prestigious photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Willy Ronis, William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, Ernst Haas and so many more who inspire him daily.

 

Louis Lumière School

Under preparation

Philip Dumont's artwork

A day on the pacific highway
A day on the pacific highway
$789
Digital photography (35 x 24 in)
Nuns
Nuns
$282
Digital photography (12 x 12 in)
Thank you mrs turner
Thank you mrs turner
$563
Mixed media (12 x 12 in)
Cumulus sur notre-dame
Cumulus sur notre-dame
$158
Digital photography (12 x 6 in)
Capitola beach
Capitola beach
$282
Mixed media (12 x 8 in)
Bologna bus stop
Bologna bus stop
$282
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Spanish portrait
Spanish portrait
$282
Mixed media (12 x 12 in)
Labyrinth
Labyrinth
$282
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Chrysalis woman
Chrysalis woman
$1,014
Mixed media (24 x 16 in)
Midnight in deauville
Midnight in deauville
$282
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
The boredom
The boredom
$1,014
Digital photography (24 x 16 in)
On the beach
On the beach
$282
Digital photography (8 x 12 in)
Cold sweat
Cold sweat
$282
Digital photography (24 x 12 in)
Madison av. new-york
Madison av. new-york
$282
Digital photography (8 x 12 in)
Who are we ?
Who are we ?
$282
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Lips kelly
Lips kelly
$282
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
The sleepy reader
The sleepy reader
$789
Digital photography (24 x 12 in)
The smoke and the cyclist
The smoke and the cyclist
$282
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Drunk new-york
Drunk new-york
$338
Digital photography (10 x 10 in)
Rainy day in london
Rainy day in london
$282
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Autumn leaves london
Autumn leaves london
$282
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Giverny lady
Giverny lady
$676
Digital photography (16 x 24 in)
Graduation san francisco
Graduation san francisco
$507
Mixed media (24 x 12 in)
Chrysler building sunset
Chrysler building sunset
$563
Digital photography (24 x 16 in)
Golden gate
Golden gate
$563
Mixed media (16 x 24 in)
The little girl in red
The little girl in red
$563
Digital photography (24 x 16 in)
Subway station
Subway station
$563
Film photography (16 x 24 in)
The reader
The reader
$563
Mixed media (16 x 24 in)
Reflexion
Reflexion
$563
Digital photography (24 x 16 in)
Night rendez vous
Night rendez vous
$676
Digital photography (24 x 16 in)

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