Philip Dumont

Philip Dumont

9 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
$781
Digital photography (35 x 24 in)
Nuns
Nuns
$279
Digital photography (12 x 12 in)
Thank you mrs turner
Thank you mrs turner
$558
Mixed media (12 x 12 in)
Cumulus sur notre-dame
Cumulus sur notre-dame
$156
Digital photography (12 x 6 in)
Capitola beach
Capitola beach
$279
Mixed media (12 x 8 in)
Bologna bus stop
Bologna bus stop
$279
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Spanish portrait
Spanish portrait
$279
Mixed media (12 x 12 in)
Labyrinth
Labyrinth
$279
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Chrysalis woman
Chrysalis woman
$1,004
Mixed media (24 x 16 in)
Midnight in deauville
Midnight in deauville
$279
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
The boredom
The boredom
$1,004
Digital photography (24 x 16 in)
On the beach
On the beach
$279
Digital photography (8 x 12 in)
Cold sweat
Cold sweat
$279
Digital photography (24 x 12 in)
Madison av. new-york
Madison av. new-york
$279
Digital photography (8 x 12 in)
Who are we ?
Who are we ?
$279
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Lips kelly
Lips kelly
$279
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
The sleepy reader
The sleepy reader
$781
Digital photography (24 x 12 in)
The smoke and the cyclist
The smoke and the cyclist
$279
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Drunk new-york
Drunk new-york
$335
Digital photography (10 x 10 in)
Rainy day in london
Rainy day in london
$279
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Autumn leaves london
Autumn leaves london
$279
Digital photography (12 x 8 in)
Giverny lady
Giverny lady
$670
Digital photography (16 x 24 in)
Graduation san francisco
Graduation san francisco
$502
Mixed media (24 x 12 in)
Chrysler building sunset
Chrysler building sunset
$558
Digital photography (24 x 16 in)
Golden gate
Golden gate
$558
Mixed media (16 x 24 in)
The little girl in red
The little girl in red
$558
Digital photography (24 x 16 in)
Subway station
Subway station
$558
Film photography (16 x 24 in)
The reader
The reader
$558
Mixed media (16 x 24 in)
Reflexion
Reflexion
$558
Digital photography (24 x 16 in)
Night rendez vous
Night rendez vous
$670
Digital photography (24 x 16 in)