Born in 1959 in Valenciennes, Jean Marc Deltombe practiced photography from a young age. Along with his classical training, he attended the School of Fine Arts of Valenciennes where he was a student of André Dubuisson. He was also a student of Bernard Casteloot.
his favorite quote :
" My Aspirations are to ennoble Photography and to secure for it the character and uses of High Art by combining the real and ideal and sacrificing nothing of the truth by all possible devotion to poetry and beauty. "
Letter from Julia Margaret Cameron to John Herschel , December 31, 1864