Photographer Marine Fonteyne has been behind the camera for 20 years. 6 years ago, she turned her lens toward fine art photography, after a successful career in a variety of fields: professional fashion, luxury wedding, and high-end portrait photographer with an international clientele. Her fine art photography now brings her unique dream-like vision to a wider audience.
Of Belgian, Brazilian, and Italian descent, Fonteyne studied photography in Milan at Scuola di Fotografia Professionalle Riccardo Bauer, in Brussels at École de Photographie, and in Sao Paulo at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Brides, Elle, and White. The recipient of numerous international awards, Fonteyne’s work has been featured in galleries, art fairs, interior design exhibitions, consulates and VIP special events. A new resident of the United States, she lives in Miami, Florida.
Artist Statement :
Photography is the air that I breathe, my camera the most vital extension of my body. It allows me to satisfy my deepest desire—to create images that evoke a sense of harmony, wonderment, and wellbeing. As I go about my daily life, I see common events as if through the optics of the lens, instead of a human eye. I see color, vitality, emotion, and offer my interpretation back to the viewer imbued with a rare sense of grace.
My work explores an array of experimental methods and subject matter, such as ICM (Intentional camera movement) technique, nature photography, underwater imagery, abstracted reflections, in-camera double-exposures and long exposures, as well as mosaic and geometric imagery. Working with state of the art professional equipment, I begin by shooting in very large raw format. I employ precise post-production techniques, including Photoshop and cutting-edge software, as well as archival fine art printing processes, to create original images that are at once powerful and elegant.
I work in small editions, printing a maximum of ten prints and two artist proofs of each image, in sizes ranging from intimate to monumental. Constantly searching for different modalities and visual vocabulary, I would like to develop my photography to include drone imagery, as well as kinetic sculptural installations.