Sint Lukas, University College of Arts and Design, Brussels (Belgium)
Aalto University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
About Jean Counet
Amsterdam based Jean Counet works both as still photographer and cinematographer on documentary and feature films. Being educated as film director and cinematographer, graduated from the Sint Lukas Art Academy in Brussels 2005, Counet strives in his images for authenticity , simplicity and uses isolation to provoke a dialogue with the spectators imagination. He rathers suggests in his work than illustrates. As still photographer Counet worked on theatrical released and awarded films like “A Strange Love Affair with Ego”, “Zaatari Djinn” and “If the Sun Explodes”. His photography for Dutch prime time docementary series “Schuldig”, dealing with all different faces of debt, has been published and in all major Dutch news papers and journalistic platforms. His independant documentary serie “Traffic Jamming” got a special mention at “Life Framers” “A world of culture” competition. Jean combines his visual working skills regularly for the most succesfull crowd funded journalistic platform in history “The Correspondent” as filmdirector, cinematographer and photographer.