He discovered the ‘fixed image’ at his school’s camera club, at 13. At university, he studies history whilst indulging his passion, photography.
He captures Parisian nightlife and gets his first photos published.
Deserting libraries and lecture rooms, he portrays the world of arts and fashion. Freelancer for the Parisian daily Matin de Paris, his photos appear in weekly magazines including le Nouvel Observateur, l’Express, Actuel and VSD.
Late 80’s, he moves on to video and travels the world, meeting the last remaining Jews in China, retracing Malcom Lowry’s footsteps in Oaxaca or filming barefoot doctors in Bangladesh.
Back to Paris and to photography, he opens a sit and works in advertising whilst becoming appointed photographer to both France’s society of Authors and Composers and to the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, a French government body.
He joins GAMMA press agency in 2001.Covering the news as well as celebrities, working for corporate clients and magazines, his photos get published in the most prestigious magazines such as the National Geographic and Paris Match, and in the daily newspapers Liberation, and the New York Times.
Recently back to freelancing but still represented by GAMMA, he is now developing the more corporate side of his craft.
Jean-François Deroubaix won the Prix de l'observatoire de l'image.