I came across the stunning portrait photography of Jean Philippe Lebée through the maze of Tumblr, turning a few corners until I landed at his portfolio doorstep. Once on his webpage, I dug in, searching through each and every folder to see all of his best work.
What strikes me most about his photographs are their likeness to film – the single frames capture intimate moments and feel like scenes from a much bigger story. The soft, delicate colors, and his use of black and white, create moody environments that evoke deep emotions. Despite the vulnerability in many of his female portraits (my favorites) the subject in each looks strong and powerful, in control of their setting, while remaining both precious and beautiful. It helps that his models are gorgeous, but any photographer can tell you that no matter what the person looks like, portraits are difficult. With a touch of vintage, Lebée’s feel effortlessly cool.
Take a look at some of his photographs below!
Pretty great, huh? I’ll admit, I’m obsessed!
I’m such a fan of the style and colors of each of his photographs that it’s got me itching to practice doing portraits myself. Great work always inspires me to soldier on with my own creativity – now, where do you think I can find a few willing models?
All images courtesy of Jean Philippe Lebée’s website.