Born 1955 in Congo.
A true Swiss Cosmopolitan, grown up and educated in many different Countries around the world and speaking seven Languages...
Discovered his passion for photography, drawing, painting and Art at 14.
Studied Art, Graphic Art, Painting and Restoration of Oil Paintings at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze 1976.
Learned Photography by himself following his passion and learning lighting on movie sets during productions.
Started in the Eighties with his first Digital Graphic Art on a Macintosh 512 KB.
Somtam moved to Thailand and travels around Asia since 1992. It is since then that he felt inspired to create Erotic Art. All his models are Asian and are not professionals.
Driven by his passion, Somtam is a genuine free spirit. Always pushing the envelope eager to try, to invent new ways to express his devotion, passion, yes obsession to celebrate the beauty of the female body.
His Works are indeed very eclectic, sensual and colourful.
His wide spectrum makes him jump from simple classic to elaborated impressionism, surrealism and sometimes even provocative, grotesque allegories.
As he says, I create my art to evoke and provoke emotions
Have no fear of perfection Youâll never reach it. - Salvador Dali
âArt is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.â - Pablo Picasso