Tanguy Dlvt is at the very beginning of his career, but his vision is already attracting crowds. His warm-coloured portraits have something cinematographic that remains in memory.
We told him about his two passions, photography and cinema, and how one feeds on the other…
Hi Tanguy, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi, I am 19 years old, known as Tanguy Dlvt on my social networks I am passionate about photography and cinema.
I am a student in graphic design, always in the field of image.
How did your passion for photography begin?
It started stupidly by wandering around on Instagram thanks to the discovery of @_fabiozingg‘s work. So I worked a few weeks in the summer to buy my first camera and my passion was born.
“It was the first time I was really impressed by the poetic quality of a photograph. “
Why did you turn to portrait photography?
So I started with landscape photos, without really asking myself any questions, then I discovered the work of photographer Alessio Albi.
It was the first time I was really impressed by the poetic quality of a photograph. Naturally, I started to practice in this area.
You also make videos. How did it start?
It started with meeting my current friends in my early high school years.
One of them is passionate about video and cinema, so I began by helping him with his projects, which then made me want to make short video clips with my vision of things, more or less poetic, hoping one day to make a short film, or more.
Some of your portraits seem to come straight out of a movie.
Are there any movies in particular that have impressed you with their aesthetics?
Many. I recently discovered Xavier Dolan’s work with his film “Mommy”, whose focus is on aesthetics, which is necessary to understand his films, the inlaying of characters, etc…
Everything is thought and worked on naturally, I find it very powerful and it inspires me a lot in my work.
“These three movies are certainly the ones that have inspired me the most […]”
Just like Romain Gavras’ work with his film Notre jour viendra and Damien Chazelle’s with his film Whiplash.
These three movies are certainly the ones that have inspired me the most at the moment.
And in photography, do you have references, inspirations?
Naturally, as mentioned above, Alessio Albi’s work inspires me tremendously, it is the work that would correspond most to me, I have been embarked on a perfectly directed, nostalgic universe.
Laurent Castellani‘s work also inspires me with his elegant universe where women are staged with poetry.
“I would like to continue […] to talk about women, to make them beautiful, attractive, joyful, charismatic, crazy or even playful.”
To finish Lou Escobar‘s work inspires me a lot with her pictures of raw, crazy, different characters, all with fantasy, her work is worth seeing.
What do you want to convey through your photos?
I don’t know yet, I’m trying to find myself, I’ve noticed that I have a rather feminine universe.
I would like to continue on this path, to talk about women, to make them beautiful, attractive, joyful, charismatic, crazy or even playful.
“Let yourself be guided by your passion and never give up […]”
What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a photographer?
Let yourself be guided by your passion and never give up, as you would in many areas in the end.
It is with this vision that I have been moving forward from the beginning and I have the impression that it is working.
Do you have any projects for 2019 that you can tell us about?
I was recently invited by Image Nation to exhibit my work with other photographers (including Alessio Albi) for the 2019 edition “Ethereal” to be held at the Joseph Turenne Gallery, in the heart of the Marais district of Paris, on May 17th, 18th and 19th.
I am participating in a competition organized by Le Crous with the theme “Revolution”, I have registered in the Photography and Film category, it is currently being written, it will be released in mid-May on my Instagram and Youtube page.