Martin Rondeau was born in 1970 in Joliette, Quebec, and currently lives and works in Montreal. From an early age the world of photography began to fascinate him. Quickly recognized for his unique vision and creativity, Rondeau would train under a number of great photographers who were to provide him with the opportunity to travel the world and find his vocation.
It was in 2006 that Rondeau, then a highly prised fashion photographer, decided to take his relationship with photography a step further. Endeavouring to take a different approach to understand what an image is, and by extension what is photography, Rondeau set off to test the limits of this medium. Since that time, he has turned his relentless aesthetic eye into a creative force. With the precision that has been compared to that of a surgical doctor, Rondeau began to lacerate, weave, and sculpt his photographs. By deconstructing his work, and playing with the visibility of the image, he aims to reveal the intrinsic beauty in the widespread iconography of women.
By using a bold and contemporary technique, Rondeau selects and re-appropriates the image by weaving photographic details from daily perception. In constant search of beauty, Rondeau uses his intuitive creativity to combine materials, colours, and volumes, incorporating strength and fragility, solidity and lightness, seduction and sensuality, as to infuse his composite images with a new meaning.