Born in Northern part of Quebec, Canada where people and nature have learned to coexist in perfect harmony, I use my art to express this childhood vision of our world. I discovered my passion for photography while in the Canadian Navy and have taken my camera with me all over the world ever since.
As a self-taught photographyer, I try to capture the beauty in nature, people and places offering a simple “coup d’oeil” through the lens of my camera. I focus on the technical aspect of the process, trying to master this two dimensional visual art with elegance. When I am with my camera taking picutres, I am like a child chasing a butterfly; I am having fun.
I like to explore the various dimensions and opportunities in photography ranging from still life objects, travel memorabilia and people which all shared a common denominator: personality and character. Sharing this passion and images with you is my reward, enjoy the "journey".
What our clients are saying....
"Jean-Marie does what it takes to make the shoot a success. His ability with technology enhances the finished product for a truly professional image. There are no short cuts taken." James O. Architect
"Jean-Marie was wonderful with the students and parents. His photos are featured on our web-site with very positive reviews. He captured the excitment of the day and had fun doing it." Gerrold Walker Heroes of The Lowcounty
"Jean-Marie Cote is professional in every way, but he adds a personal touch that makes him delightful to work with. He is a true artist with the ability to apply his sense of design, composition and technical skill to any photographic situation. He did a great job capturing portraits and group shots for my organization's event. He provided high resolution and low resolution files for use in any medium. Turnaround time was only a couple of days. He is well-respected and highly sought after for his services in this community." Peggi M.
"I make intricately detailed jewelry which is very challenging to photograph. Jean-Marie does a beautiful job with the right lighting and arrangement to showcase my work. Whenever I am entering a juried show, I turn to Jean-Marie. He also has accommodated me when I am tight on a deadline which I greatly appreciate. He is the consummate professional." Caroline - Jewelry by Caroline
Recent Exhibits and Publications - 2010 - today
Art Market at Honey Horn, Bluffton Art Festival
National Juried Show, Walter Greer Gallery HHI
Solo exhibit – Walter Greer Gallery, HHI
Telfair Museum Juried Exhibit, Jepson Art Center, Savannah
Unspoken Dialogue - A Black & White Show - Walter Greer Gallery, HHI