Jude David O. Fleurimont is a global humanitarian and health scientist who refers to his visual art as captures of the landscape of the various global settings where his humanitarian mission takes him. From an early age, Jude carried a deep passion for capturing the beauty of those around him in photos. As a matter of fact, determined to show his own sisters their own beauty, he credits them as being his first muses.
While performing humanitarian work in sometimes difficult landscapes and situations, his camera lenses somehow find a way to capture life itself. This he says reminds him that as a humanitarian he serves to simply guide situations in places where the Bestower is already forever present. His photography style is complimented by natural settings and light to present hope, love and the very pursuit of life itself.
If you ask Jude which of his art pieces are his favorites, he will usually refer to one piece which captured light itself, a piece entitled “Angels riding a beam of light”. This he says reminds him that the divine provision of sensory stimuli renders the awareness of art which already surrounds and creatively dwells in us possible. His second favorite piece of art he will say is one of the photos he was not able to take. Having developed a personal practice of consciously deciding if he prefers to live each moment of beauty around him rather than rush to capture it, he prefers to keep to indelible memory the most moving photos he would have taken.
Jude uses is artistry to fully fund and support the non-profit humanitarian organization NGO N.E.S.T, Inc. (NGO Network Empowerment and Support Task Force); an organization he launched to foster, guide and drive the sustainable development of developing communities (www.ngonest.org).
You will always find human raw emotions front and center in Jude’s photos. His work he says seeks to first and foremost show to the very disenfranchised people he works around that their own beauty is divine. He hopes to use his art to serve as a call for social justice on a global humanitarian issues. Highlighting the commonality of human emotions as a link and bridge between all.
As his global humanitarian mission continues, so does his art. His contagious optimism he says serves to keep him in touch with God and infect those around him everywhere both his humanitarian and artistic missions take him.