Cyril Delettre’s Explorations consists of 3 artwork series exploring the contrasts in life’s rhythms. Walk Don’t Walk are pictures taken at crossed roads, where pedestrians are like actors, and passing buses become a veil between the spectator and stage. Rythmes is a collection of photography in motion, combining moving and still images to enhance the multiplicity of layers in one environment. In Wild City, artist Grand So from Hollywood Road is invited to collaborate, animating animals on the walls captured in photographs by Delettre. These unique pieces become spaces where traditional art meets modernity, the past meets the present, and slowness meets speed.
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After studying economics at Paris University XII, Cyril changed his major to cinematography at ESEC and graduated in 1988.
He worked on several movies, then he started photography and joined the agencies Imapress in 1989 and REA in 2002. He was working closely with multiple French politicians. His works were featured in important French magazines. Delettre has covered a myriad of society subjects such as the illegal immigrants, the closing of Sangatte, religious communities, and influential women in France.
He released a documentary “Objectifs de Campagne” about photo-reporters that followed the 2007 electoral campaign. Throughout these reportages, he showed the backstage of electoral campaign as well as the hard work of reporters.
In 2012, he directed a short fiction film “Execution”. Based on an original screenplay by Marie-Florence Gros. Producing a special film with a great team, he addresses the subject of the death penalty in a new and humorous way, 26 minutes.
Cyril created a monumental work for Gares & Connexions, part of SNCF, that had been exhibited on the façade of Austerlitz station, (60mx7m). It was covering the renovation works and displayed for several years.
In 2014, Delettre moves to Hong Kong, where he is based now, to open an art gallery dedicated to photography with Marie-Florence Gros.
Cyril Delettre specializes in photography and videography.