Jean Valentin Photography

Jean Valentin Photography

I first met Craig at an industry event. About five minutes into the conversation, he says to me: “You sound like Antonio Banderas” …. which made me smile. My Spanish is very limited (like Hola Amigo). For the record, I was ‘’imported’ by my lovely wife from Romania, so maybe the connection is that Romania and Spain are on the same continent (or maybe the dark skin complexion).

I mainly photograph weddings but I am always in ‘photographer mode.’ When I walk around, I look for different locations that could be used at some point in the future with one of my brides (or models), I look how the light hits people around me (after all, photography is writing with light).

Case in point. The following picture was taken inside a garage. I once parked at this location and when I saw the lines and architecture I said to myself that one day, when I would have a bride around this area, I would stop by and use it.

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Ansel Adams once said: “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”.  Sometimes that means that all I have to do is to capture the beautiful moment that unfolds in front of me:

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… other times it means that I might need to give you some directions and put you in the best light:

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All the while having fun with it.

A photographer friend of mine that I highly admire told me: “You don’t have to be the best; You just have to be better than last week”.

That is what I’ve been doing for the past six years.

Muchas gracias Sr. Craig (in an Antonio Banderas accent),

-Valentin




As far as photographers go, Valentin (or Mr. V as I call him) is top notch.  His stylized work and creative use of light brought a new flare to our blog in the latter part of 2009, and we look forward to Mr. V and his photography being a big part of the Cutting Edge Entertainment blog in the future. Thank you Mr. V, for all of your contributions.

-Craig Sumsky



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