Benoit Delhomme

cinematographer and painter

Born in 1961 in a suburb of Paris, Benoit spent his childhood in Cherbourg, Normandy and later studied cinematography at the Ecole Louis Lumière in Paris. He is now an acclaimed cinematographer. He has shot more than 35 international movies. His films credits include “The Scent of Green Papaya” directed by Tran Ahn Hung, “The Proposition” and “Lawless” directed by John Hillcoat, “The boy in striped Pajamas” directed by Mark Herman, “Breaking and Entering” directed by Anthony Minghella, “A most Wanted Man” directed by Anton Corbyn, “Salome” directed by Al Pacino and more recently “The Theory of Everything” directed by James Marsh.
Between film shoots Benoit has been painting and drawing for twenty years in his Paris studio, developing very personal and primitive images, but he kept them secret until a few years ago when he started using Instagram. He recalls his first encounter with the Art World was a visit of an Alexander Calder exhibition at the Fondation Maeght in Saint Paul de Vence when he was a kid. The powerful simplicity of Henri Matisse’s “Cut-outs” is also one his favorite reference.