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Born in France in 1976, it was both in Provence and Tahiti where he grew up that Tilby learned to sharpen his view of his natural surroundings. Upon graduating from the Orleans Institute of Visual Arts, he chose to settle in the south of France, bathed in Mediterranean light. His first photographic works illustrate compositions with multiple inspirations, the imprints of a language dominated by matter and landscape. Today, intuition has a great influence on the work of the artist. The transience of the moment, the suggestion of the instant are sufficient in themselves to give the image meaning and the photography, free of any construction, becomes a language in itself. Themes close to the photographer's heart mark his journey : nature's presence, the sacred, the meeting of shadow and light - chiaroscuro that are reminiscent of Flemish painting and the Italian Renaissance. His most recent work immerses itself in the urban world, in a poetic Eastern Istanbul, in Benares where human life subtly emerges. The appearance of man in Tilby's images is in stark contrast to the series of deserted Refuges. The photographer thus often stands on the frontier between two worlds, one real and the other imaginary, on one hand the sacred and on the other the banality of everyday life, as if by this ambiguity woven into his work, making the invisible unifying thread, he wants us reveal the very Soul of the World.