Born on the French Riviera coastline, Jean-Pierre Ronco has always been influenced by photography. Following in his father’s steps as a travelling photographer in the French Alpes region, Jean-Pierre enjoyed spending his school lunch time break in a dark room, developing films, choosing papers, placing delicately the magic paper in different baths, and finally making images appear. Many years later and after a life full of experiences, Jean-Pierre finds it normal to express his creativity through the lens.
Finding his place in Australia, Jean-Pierre majored in Commercial Photography at Photography Study College (Australian Tertiary Institute of the Year by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography) in 2013. Embracing the photographic industry, Jean-Pierre has succeeded to bring his work to a professional standard. A member of the Australia Institute of Professionnal Photography (AIPP) for the last 5 years, Jean-Pierre has been able to work in different fields such as interior photography, sport photography, landscape, weddings and food photography.
In May 2014, Jean-Pierre has received a Silver award for one of his work in Landscape category by the Victoria division of the AIPP.
In April 2015, Jean-Pierre has received a Silver award for one of his work in Documentary-Sport category by the Victoria division of the AIPP.
In March 2017, Jean-Pierre has received 2 Silver awards for his work in Landscape category and in Documentary-Sport category by the Victoria division of the AIPP .
Some of Jean-Pierre’s work has already been published in books, magazines and newspapers in Australia, such as “Country Home Idea” (August/ September/ October 2012), “French Provincial Magazine” (Spring/ Summer 2012, September 2013, May 2014), “Flavour - The Peter McInnes Magazine” (Summer 2012/2013), “In Style Australia Magazine” (February 2013), “Shepparton News - weekend special - Tour de France” (July 2013), "Shepparton News" Newspaper (from 2013 to now) “Little Taste Sensations” by Sebastien Boiron (May 2014), "Alpine Observer" Newspaper (from 2016 to now) and “Ride” magazine (December 2015, June 2016 & April 2017).
Jean-Pierre has collaborated on photographic projects with companies such as “Malmaison -Botanical Interor”, “Caramelicious”, “Paris to Provence - Melbourne French festival”, “Shepparton News”, “SBS French Radio”, “L’atelier S-B”, "Cycling Victoria", "Cycling Australia", "Bright Escape", and also with well-known people such as Gabriel Gate (“Taste le Tour”), Pierrick Boyer (“Le petit gateaux”), Philippe Mouchel (“PM24”) and Christophe Mallet (SBS French Radio).
In 2014, the photographic exhibition “Heroes of July”, work done during the 100th edition of the Tour de France 2013, has been a real opportunity for Jean-Pierre to show his work and his passion for cycling. This popular exhibition has been running around the country in 2014: at Bright for the Audax Classic, at Shepparton, at Sydney for the “Head On” photographic festival and at the Melbourne’s “Alliance Francaise” based in St Kilda during the Tour de France 2014.
Jean-Pierre always brings the best in his photography making to the people and compagnies he works with, and he is always kind to communicate his passion to others.