Growing up in the countryside in the middle of the French Alps I grabbed my first camera at the age of 18 – an old and dusty Nikon FE2 from my parents. I used it with black and white films to start shooting the decline of my teenage years. It was all about girlfriends, skateboarding, partying, painting walls and sometimes snowboarding – but mostly just goofing around and having fun with it.
I started to learn printing photos in the darkroom which quickly became an addiction. At that time, school was not offering too much in the way of creativity, especially when you chose a mathematics speciality.
So what could be the best excuse to travel around, meet people, make new friends, do some fun things, and still call it a ‘job’? Oddly, none of my teachers had that answer, so I had to figure it out by myself!
Here I am 12 years later, living the dream with my different hats from Art Director to Photo Editor to Senior Photographer to Book Publisher to father of twins.