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Lionel Deluy, born in the south of France, is a renowned photographer whose work has been widely recognized and appreciated throughout the world. Fascinated by photography since his 13th birthday, when he received a Fujika 35mm camera, Lionel pursued his passion with determination. At the age of 18, he moved to Paris, where he worked at a number of odd jobs before deciding at the age of 29 to devote himself exclusively to photography. He began working in various Parisian studios and later became photo assistant at Studio Daylight, working with renowned photographers such as Mario Testino, Javier Valhonrat and Jean Baptiste Mondino. Lionel left France for Mexico City, where he spent two years perfecting his Spanish and working for the Spanish versions of prestigious magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Vogue. However, after being kidnapped, he left Mexico City for Los Angeles. His career took a turning point when he began working for Flaunt magazine. This collaboration opened the door to the celebrity photography industry. His photographs have been published in major international magazines such as Photo, ELLE, Pavement, Flaunt, Rouge, The Source, VIBE, WIRED, Black and White, Vogue, GQ Japan, Murder Dog, and XXL... He has shot campaigns for leading brands such as Häagen-Dazs, Reebok, Rampage, Kangol, PF Flyers, Dita Eyewear, Sephora and Thom Browne... Lionel has photographed many celebrities, including Ben Foster, Gary Oldman, Kathy Bates, Henry Rollins, Kevin Connelly, Kelly Osbourne, Jeremy Piven, Emily Blunt, John C. Reilly, Denise Richards, Ricky Gervais, Stacey Dash, Kat Von D, Kirk Douglas, Rebecca Romijn, Billy Bob Thornton, Danny Bonaduce, Brittany Murphy, Jimmy Kimmel, Margaret Cho, Tom Green, Lori Petty, Tyrese, Sydney Pollack, Zack Snyder, Gottfried Helnwein, David Lynch, Martin Landau, Julian Schnabel, Roland Joffé, Lina Esco, Christina Ricci, Jessica Alba, Matthew Perry, Jordana Brewster, Dane Cook, Ashton Kutcher, Hugh Hefner, Orlando Bloom, Brittany Snow, James Franco, Ken Watanabe, Paris Hilton, Colin Hanks, Sid Haig, Giovanni Ribisi, Kevin Bacon, Patricia Arquette, Ray Liotta, Jessica Simpson, Angelina Jolie and many others. He has also photographed renowned musicians such as Busta Rhymes, T.I., 50 Cent, Murs, Lil Wayne, The Game, Nikki Sixx, Katy Perry, Ice Cube,, Johnny Rotten, Pharrell, Gwen Stefani, Travis Barker, DJ Irene, Lupe Fiasco, Pitbull, Damian Marley, Soulja Boy, 666 Mafia, Sandra Collins, Paulina Rubio, Fiona Apple, Nelly Furtado, Flavor Flav, Outkast, Dax Riders, Mickey Avalon, Trina, Nas, and Kelis. His photographs have also been used for the albums of many musical artists, including Ray J, Lupe Fiasco, Murs, DJ Irene, One Block Radius, Wiz Khalifa, Paulina Rubio, Sandra Collins, Ray Cash and The Penfifteen Club. In 2002, Deluy organized an exhibition on Dita Von Teese in Los Angeles. In 2008, he worked for a year in collaboration with Kat Von D of LA Ink on a book entitled High Voltage Tattoo, producing all the photographs for this bestseller. Lionel Deluy has also appeared on MTV and VH1, and was a guest judge and photographer on season 9, episode 4 of America's Next Top Model. His career illustrates his passion for photography and his dedication to his art.

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