I was born (1965) and raised in Paris (France). Not only was I lucky to grow up in one of the greatest cities in the world, but I’m also the descendant of some very well-known painters. My great-grandfather was Louis Valtat (1869-1952), who influenced the past art scene, and my grandmother Marie-Lucie Nessi-Valtat (1910-1992). I didn’t have the chance to know my great-grandfather, but I spent most of my free time with my grandmother at her studio, observing her paint her art or accompanying her to the many, and very popular, vernissages. This influenced my eye for colours, shapes and fine details, but also for people and life itself. It was the perfect preparation for my present occupation, photography. As a little boy I always handled a camera, and when I became 15, I discovered my love for photography.
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International Photographer Jean M. Laffitau
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MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 22!
MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 21!
I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 73000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 21. SoJie 21 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is the 21st one; and 77 other artists, besides myself, are represented.
Winners of the invitational will be announced on May 29th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.
Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” and are beautiful, seen together.
If you do not belong to the group, Solo Exhibition, you cannot participate in commenting; and joining to comment is not encouraged. But you CAN lend support by commenting in my journal, here, about the show.
THIS JOURNAL IS ALSO PART OF A WEB RING. You can also follow other artists involved, by clicking on the WEB RING BADGE below. You don’t need to be a member of Solo Exhibition to show your support, this web ring is especially for non members! Thank you!