Derouette Jean-Paul, born in Geneva on June 20th 1974, is a Swiss photographer.
During a stay in Florida, in 1994, when he obtained his US high school
diploma, his grandfather offered him his Canon FTb enabling him to enter
into the world of photography.
Based in Geneva-Switzerland, he studied medicine and biology, culminating with a PhD in biosciences, but
has always devoted a significant part of his time to photography. He
had a first experience with photo-reporting articles on behalf of sport
magazines; his first opportunity was in Cabo Verde when he discovered
the world of surfing followed by a second photo-report in Hawaii, the
paradise of surfing. In parallel he also became acquainted with fashion
photography, starting with a number of fashion shows in Geneva.
Besides, in conjunction with his visits to Florida, where his maternal
grandfathers have been living, he was given the opportunity to discover
and photo-capture the fascinating behavior of the manatees in a federal
reserve, where these animals are used to gather for given months of the
year (birth period). This theme has been active on for years since the
end of his biosciences studies, in the course of various stays in the
Over the last decade, he has confirmed his initial threefold experience focused on landscapes and photo-report
atmospheres, as well as on colorful anthropomorphic animal scenes, using large angle lenses for bright
He likes to refer to Ansel Adams and Arthur Tress for landscape photography, to
Robert Capa, Robert Doisneau, Brassai, Henri Cartier Bresson for