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JPEG Jean-Christophe GRIGNARD, Belgian, born in Mons, obtained a licence in Biological Sciences in 1992. Fond of photography, he decided to cross the course of amateurism and obtained the photographer diploma in 1999, at the end of a 3 years formation at the Cours des Métiers d’Art du Hainaut.

He went out experimenting various techniques and developing his “eye”. Always searching for the image and for new feelings, he obtained various patents of diving and launched out in the fascinating world of underwater photography in 2000...

Starting with a Nikonos V, he upgraded then to a reflex and its underwater housing (material). Through photography his aim is to share his passion, to preserve and allow others to appreciate the aquatic environment, to depict the richness and the bio-diversity of our lakes, seas and oceans.

His pictures contain a feeling of fascination and liberty. Each cliché is a poignant moment...

Portrait de jcg - G. Wetterene {JPEG}

“But in photography, the photographer isn’t the important one ...” Yann Arthus Bertrand”

Some of his picture were awarded in various national and international contests. His articles and pictures are regularly published in worldwide magazines.

In 2012, he edited “Dour ou les Trésors du Lagon Bleu” first book of this kind in Belgium. His clichés are often exhibited in diverse places and among others underwater.

In 2014, his first collaboration with the team of Le Jardin Extraordinaire was successful so he goes on bringing his contribution for the underwater subjects to this institution of the RTBF. With his exhibition entitled “Art Ocean” he took part in MONS 2015 European Capital of Culture….

In 2016 he create the company Art Ocean Production sprl who is specialized in submarine video and photography and proposes multiple services. Advice in environment, scuba diving, nature and underwater pictures, exhibitions, training in scuba diving and underwater photography or underwater shooting, illustrations or videos for your projects, art prints, assignment of copyrights on photos....

www.jcgrignard.com {JPEG}
Dour ou les Trésors du Lagon Bleu - JC Grignard {JPEG}

Through his numerous journeys, he pursues his quest of images here and there...

Welcome in a world of light, contrast and transparency...
Portrait - JCG