DAVID DEGELIN

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"Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”

I am working as a professional photographer with a clear focus on portrait, fashion, street, and fine art photography.

 

Photography is my way of dealing with the world, people, stories, places, experiences. essentially it is a therapeutic activity that helps him to survive in a complex world, that is hard to comprehend. Moments of wonder and understanding are what sustain me in dealing with daily life.

 

Graduated with a Master in Archaeology, and having followed the post-graduate program of social and cultural anthropology, people play a crucial role in my work.

 

In my street and fine artwork, my own relentless struggle and exploration of boundaries, limitations, doubts, obligations, alienation, and solitude play a key role.

 

The concept of 'beauty of solitude' runs like a thread through my oeuvre as well as my exploration of diversity in the manifestations of beauty.

 

His inspiration is derived from Japanese literature and arts, 20th century Hollywood film-noir movies, Italian and French cinema, paintings (renaissance, Belgian surrealism, pop-art, pre-raphaelites), music, and books.

'David is concentrating on making layered compositions with excellent use of the frame and the needed poetry and attention to details which enhance the narrative. I feel a loneliness when I look at the work but I also feel an unexplainable sense of warmth.'
Review of David's work by lensculture

Recent Photo Awards:

-Moscow Foto Awards 2022  (MIFA 2022) Winner (Silver) in category 'Fine Arts/Nude for the series 'In Praise of Scarlet Shadows', series that portrays the Chinese model Qian Zhao and is inspired by the aesthetic essays of the Japanese writer Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, about colors, darkness, and light in traditional Japanese culture versus Western culture. 

-Monochrome Photography Awards 2021 Third Place Winner in the category 'Nude' for the series 'Submerged in the Blurry Blue Night', a portraiture series centered around the bathing ritual, approached from a still-life perspective. 

-Tokyo International Foto Awards 2021 Bronze Winner for the series 'La Promeneuse', in category 'Fine Arts/Special Effects', featuring Belgian model Elissa, inspired by Belgian surrealists Magritte and Delvaux, paying homage to the hidden beauty of Brussels

-New York Photography 2021 Silver Winner in category 'Fine Arts/Nudes' for the bathing series 'Stray Siren on a Clear Day, featuring Chinese model Qian Zhao

-Moscow Foto Awards 2021 Winner in categories 'People-Portrait' and 'People-Culture' for the series 'Cry Me A River', series that portrays the Flemish graphical artist Annemieke Van Barlingen

-Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020 Winner in category 'People-Portrait' with series 'The One Who Fell From Grace With The Sea', still life portraits of a woman bathing in milk

-Moscow Foto Awards 2020 Honorable Mention in the category 'People-Life Style' for 'Dancer in the Dark', portrayal of French movement explorer Luna Ananda in old the docklands of Amsterdam

-Moscow Foto Awards 2019 Honorable Mention for 'In Praise of Bathing Shadows'

-Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019 Winner in category 'Portfolio-Fine Art' with series 'La Vedova Siciliana' (portraits of a widow)

-Selection Finals Siena International Photo Awards 2019 both for ‘3 moons’ (street photography) as well as ‘In Praise of Bathing Shadows’ in category ‘storytelling’ 

-Monochrome Awards 2018 2nd Prize Professional Street Photography for Trinity (street photography on trinity)

-Monochrome Awards 2018 Honorable Mention for On the Verge of a New Beginning (portrait of street youth)

-Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018 Honorable Mention for Reflections (photojournalism on drugs)

-International Photography Awards 2018 Honorable Mention for Mirroring Beauty (portraits of people with dementia)

© 2022 by David Degelin    |    david.degelin@gmail.com    |    +32(0)499-82.65.39

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