Jean-luc Mege


Pink Empire, 2016

Pink Empire, 2016

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Sunshine on an Empire, 2015

Sunshine on an Empire, 2015

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An Immigrants Story, 2016

An Immigrants Story, 2016

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Winter Apocalypse, 2013

Winter Apocalypse, 2013

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The Hidden Face of Time Square Lights, 2016

The Hidden Face of Time Square Lights, 2016

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Manhattan Midtown, 2015

Manhattan Midtown, 2015

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An Opened Door For… 2010

An Opened Door For… 2010

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From The Roof, 2015

From The Roof, 2015

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Grand Central Terminal, 2013

Grand Central Terminal, 2013

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Brooklyn Bridge Lines, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Lines, 2014

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Hot Brooklyn Bridge, 2015

Hot Brooklyn Bridge, 2015

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Vertical Architecture, 2015

Vertical Architecture, 2015

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Ice and Fire, 2015

Ice and Fire, 2015

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First Date with…My Future Wife, 2009 (Made On April 1st)

First Date with…My Future Wife, 2009 (Made On April 1st)

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My Rainy Meeting, 2009

My Rainy Meeting, 2009

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Portrait Jeanluc Mege-7573As a fervent follower of Philippe Antoine de Saint-Exupery philosophy “the Heart in your Eyes”, and with an intense human sensitivity, Jean-Luc Mege captures more than just photographs. Jean-Luc Mege began his career as a professional photographer in 1989. He lives part-time in Lyon (France) and in Brooklyn where his photo studio is located.

In 1991, Figaro Magazine hired him – this turned out to be a position with the best photography school for this enthusiast self-taught photojournalist. During the 24 following years, Jean-Luc has covered thousands of magazine stories across France and across the World, in a very wide range of fields, such as grand reportage, life style, fashion, gastronomy, landscape, people, business portraits and art. Simultaneously, he has developed an independent activity of advertising photographer. His portfolio includes more than 120 magazine covers.

But what really shaped his work was the energy he spent during his free time on the grounds of war in the service of a humanitarian organization. The photographs he took in Lebanon, Bosnia, Iraq, India, Romania, Sir Lanka and Columbia (Where he escaped death) are indicative of the strength of images where brought to a cause.

Jean-Luc Mege covers, illustrate and immortalizes scenes from around the world. He has a rare ability to tell a story through his photographs. The force of the narrative comes from a unique path: Jean-Luc’s eye is imbued with great empathy, an unprecedented tenderness and an innate sense of composition.

In 2006, while working for many people and business magazines, he became the Official Photographer of the Insitut Lumiere, and worked under the direction of Thierry Fremaux (Chairman of the Cannes Film Festival). The assignment allowed him to meet and take portraits of the most famous Cinema Directors. Clint Eastwood, David Lynch, Gerard Depardieu, Keanu Reeves, Roman Polanski, Quentin Tarantino, Milos Forman passed and continue to pass in front of his lens.

Nonetheless, even if he has photographed the most famous people, Jean-Luc has never forgotten the most humble ones. In 2007, he moved to share the life of “the poorest of the poor” as a volunteer in the Dying Homes of Mother Teresa – Kolkata… and experience that changed his life forever.

Then in 2009, while sent to New York for a magazine to make a long article series, he met his future wife and decided to change his life… Totally in love with the city and its energies, he reinvents his creative approach and tends increasingly to a more artistic work. Today, Jean-Luc still divides his time between New York & Lyon, where his two children are living. His international works have repeatedly been selected as examples in press articles and exhibitions.

Discreet, delicate, perfectionist and intense are adjectives that can apply both to Jean-Luc the photographer and to his photographs. When Jean-Luc takes his camera, it is to tell you a story… or to bring you in his particular universe.

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