Photographe/Artiste-peintre

Professeur d'Art

Ecole Hollandaise, Anglaise

Française et Italienne

Restaurateur de tableaux

Dorure à la feuille

 

Je photographie comme je peins

 

 

 

 

 

 

A l'instar de mon illustre

prédécesseur Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin,

merveilleux peintre du XVIIIe siècle, plein de tendresse,

qui « peignait la gloire des choses ordinaires »,

rien à mes yeux n'est « ordinaire », c'est le regard qu'on

lui porte qui fait que la chose est sublime ou fade.

On photographie d'abord avec son coeur,

aidé de son expérience

et de technique

qui sont à son service.

Comme le disait encore Chardin :

« On se sert des couleurs, mais on peint avec le sentiment. »

C'est ce que je m'efforce de ne pas oublier, afin d'interpréter ce que je vois

comme on interprète une partition musicale.

Sans amour, ce que l'on fait est

vain et vide.

Et comme J.M. William Turner,

je me laisse émerveiller par cette lumière sublime qui fait exister

et resplendir toutes choses à mes yeux, jamais la même, toujours neuve

et pleine de surprises. Je ne cherche rien, j'ouvre simplement

mon coeur

et mes sens à tout ce qui peut les toucher.

C'est en fait l'image qui me choisit.

Et qui fait s'exclamer mon âme

italienne :

« Bellissima ! »

 

 

 

Ma galerie sur PBase a été visitée plus de 2.590.000 fois:

http://www.pbase.com/ianvermeer

 

 

 

I take photos the same way I paint

 

Like my illustrious predecessor the marvelously tender eighteenth century

painter Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, who "painted the glory of everyday things",

to my eye, nothing is "everyday": it's the way we look at things that make them sublime or dreary.

Photographs are made first with the heart, with the assistance of the experience and the technique

that are there to help. As once again, Chardin said, "Colors are put to use, but painting

is done with the feelings." I make every effort not to forget that, in order to

interpret what I see the way I might a musical score. What is done

without love is bootless and empty.

Lyon, this magnificent city I am so fortunate as to live in, comes to me

as a daily source

of inexhaustible amazement, as much in the wealth of its heritage and its geographical

make-up as in the nearly Italian or Flemish ight that have it shimmering with

the time of day and the season.

So, like J.M. William Turner,

I take delight in the wonderful light that brings everything to life and

makes them glisten in my eyes, never the same, ceaselessly new and full of

surprises. I don't hunt for anything, I just open my heart and senses to

everything that can reach them. In fact, the image chooses me.

And makes my Italian soul cry out:

"Bellissima!"

 

 

 

My gallery at Pbase was visited more than 2.590.000 times:

http://www.pbase.com/ianvermeer

International comments

Lundi 24 Août 2009

Outstanding composition!

Gordon Wolford Canada & USA

Photographer

gordonw46@gmail.com

 

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Génial !

Jlm France

Photographe

http://salvekweb.free.fr/

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... some congratulations ... entre couleurs et graphismes ... j'aime beaucoup

superbe gallerie -

 

Eric Dutordoir Belgium

eric.dutordoir@skynet.be

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Superb composition. Great perspective and framing!

 

George Christakos Greece

Photographe

georgechristakos@yahoo.com

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Encore une belle rencontre avec l'art... et surtout avec l'humour!
Ca fait du bien... JL

Jean-Luc Rollier Paris France

Photographe

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Very nice gallery!

Hans Chr. Sørensen Denmark

http://www.fotofritid.dk/

Photograph

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_When I don't have much time to take photographs my way, I often turn to others for a fix, and sometimes some inspiration. Georges is such a person.

When I first saw Georges beautilful images on the SigmaDslr forum of DPReview.com, I was hooked. The wonderful colors, striking composition, and the volume which he produces were simply unbelievable.

http://www.pbase.com/ianvermeer/people__somebody_someplace

The above link is a gallery of his latest series. Which is a joy to go through. You can find all kinds of fun and surprises in this gallery. It has brought me lots of enjoyment when feeding Matthieu late at night. Go take a look, and you'll find that the man you see in the shot above matches his images perfectly.

And don't forget to browse through his entire gallery if you have the time. It's worth it.

Thank you Georges.

Chunsum Johnson Choi San Francisco U.S.A.

Photographer

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I was caught in awe, simply loss for words. Such terrific details and wonderful lighting.

...so excellent lighting that renders the rich vivid colours. lovely.

Jessica Chan South of the Yangtze River, China

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This is an awesome gallery. I really like how you fit people in to the geometry of the urban landscape. Each one of your photos is really special. Nice work!

Fantastic! I love the angle and overall composition. Nice work!

Patrick Joust Baltimore

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ottima photo...Bravo !

Antonio Ruggiero Torino Italia

antorug@libero.it_________________________________

Fantastic!

Øyvind Strøm Denmark_____________________________

Always a feast for the eyes Georges- thank you

Barry Byrd United States

Photographer________________________________________

Words can't describe how impressed I am of your work.

Kaanapalibeach Maui Hawaïï

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I like you work George!

José Lopes Alcochete-Portugal

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Simply superb - Cheers & voted!

Thechebb Okinawa, Japan

Photographer

Amazing gallery Georges, definitely got my vote.

Richard Ellis France_________________________________

_ Superbe image.

Thierry Lucas France Photographe

ttfl3@noos.fr________________________________________

Vraiment une très belle composition. Tout ce qui fait notre condition humaine y est. Très sincèrement bravo. (Et moi, j'aime sa rigueur, en particulier cette verticale à droite bien parallèle au bord ; la vie est ici encadrée par la pensée du photographe....) Combien d'autres se seraient contenté d'un cadrage approximatif, uniquement préoccupés par cet instant saisi. Comme cette photographie, la sculpture classique est une leçon de rigueur...Une grande unité et correspondance ici entre l'art classique et son image...

France

Pr Jean-Claude Liehn. Faculté de Médecine de Reims. Institut Jean Godinot

Photographe

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Outstanding book!

I have known Georges for some time. He is a gracious person with an outstanding sense of color. This "love story" about his home city reflects this grace and sense of color in every way. It is a warm and wonderful portrait of a city often forgotten among the many other more flashy French urban areas. Lyon: Bellissima! is a wonderful read and, more importantly, a wonderful and vibrant vision.

 

Laurence Matson Vermont U.S.A.

Translater - Photographer


International comments

Lundi 24 Août 2009

Absolutely remarkable and beautiful in every respect and detail...one of the best images I have seen recently!!! I dearly love the rays of light and the mood od the image. Very well done. My supreme compliments to you Georges!!

Clayton Parsons Virginia USA

clparsons4909@verizon.net

 


Love your images - most of them, love your eye for beauty, love your interest and interpreting art, love the colors and compositions of your photography every thing is so great but being happy all the time... this is too much and I am not even sure its legal! :o)... nonetheless, keep it up

Ruvy Amir Israël

ruvy@12.net.il

 


Portrait très impressionnant Georges. Super.

Regi Olbrechts Belgium

 


Splendide ! Lumineux... Frais... Je la regarde durant de longues minutes mmhh !

De Bon Vincent Belgique

Photographe

mailto:debonvincent@orange.fr

 


 

Georges: Incredible shot, everything works together - the light, the water, the birds and the shoreline. I do not know how you continually make such great captures, but thanks for sharing with us

LarryJ United States / Denver/CO

Photographer Consultant

ldouglas@msn.com

 


 

Très belle prise, superbe!

Photo superbe Georges, un grand V!

 

Guy Dube Photographe

 

Montréal Québec Canada

 

cb.gdub@sympatico.ca

 


 

Outstanding composition!

 

Gordon W Canada & USA

Photographer

 

gordonw46@gmail.com

 

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Lyonnaise de coeur, il fallait que je vienne à Paris pour découvrir ces magnifiques photos de Lyon qui rendent justice à cette ville (que peu de gens connaissent, ou connaissent mal : cf. le trajet des grandes vacances : la vue de l'autoroute sur Feyzin etc. ...). Merci M. Georges Noblet pour ces photos, votre vision et votre sagesse !

 

Audrey France

audreylapsap@cegetel.net

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Georges ...the captions and their translations were the icing on the cake! The wit and good humor are ever-present, and his ability to make cross-language puns is nothing short of delightful (and impressive; my French is not what it should be, but I detected a few of them, and the fact that he's doing it also in English, and a few of them are completely interlocked between the two languages is just amazing.)

But not as impressive as the images themselves. I told my wife that going through the book was a bit like eating Thanksgiving dinner every night for a week...sometimes you just have to slow down and take it a one at a time...

Robert Brazile

Softaware/photographer

U.S.A. Boston

 

r.brazile@comcast.net

 

 

 

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What can I say to you Georges? I am basically speechless.

I just received your book today and am totally awed by it. Very nice, actually, fantastique!

I used to do graphic design besides photography, music and poetry, and the choice of layout and the very dark blue background color work very harmoniously together. Great job!

It does indeed look like a book done with a film camera. There is really nothing much digital about it. And that's why I like it so much. Non-digital feel digital.

And that's why we all enjoy Foveon and Sigma so much!

Congrats!
Adri Degroot

 

United States / Bethesda, MD

 

adrijanus@juno.com

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George Noblet's book arrived - I am giving it away as a gift to my mother.

First impressions are that the quality of the book is excellent. The images just pop off the page. Colors are accurate and intense. Gutters are perfectly matched. The print job is definitely first rate.

This is an excellent piece of work. I am very glad I ordered it.

I am proud to say, "Hey, I've conversed with that artist!"

It is truly a masterpiece.

Tj Hanlon

United States / Upstate New York

tjhanlon@mac.com

 

Government Service

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Fantastic gallery, great stories! Your compositions and your eye for details are fabulous! V

 

Gerhard Ritsema Netherlands