Valentin was born and raised in Paris, amongst a family of filmmakers and theater people (Agnès Varda, Jacques Demy).
After spending some time studying various subjects such as Chinese and History of Art, Valentin decided to pursue a cinematography career, thus attending 2 years at the International Film School of Paris within the cinematography section.Valentin also lived in China for a year, where he worked as a hired photographer.
He graduated in 2011 from the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) and start to work in the industry as a freelance DP in Los Angeles and other places.
Valentin lives now in Paris. He is shooting narrative (Oscars 2020 / Cannes 2019) , docs, commercial and music videos worldwide. He is now represented by Cosmic Agency Worldwide and Fortissimo in China.