Having been very influenced by Sebastião Salgado, who he admires enormously, we find in the photos of Patrice Delmotte an aesthetic research into light, more particularly of the light of his youth in which we see the Clair obscure so popular with the Flemish painters. We also find in his compositions, the experience of a graphic artist.  The emotions and atmospheres that appear in his work reflect and express his intimate passion for the Orient.