I was born in Annecy in the Haute-Savoie, and still live here, so the French Alps have been my playground from a very young age. Skiing, snowboarding, climbing, mountaineering or caving; all of these sports allowed me to appreciate nature and especially the mountains. Being a climbing instructor, an international route setter for competitions, and a former member of the French Climbing Team, I have a sound knowledge of this field which allows me to have a particular look, like that of an actor. When I'm behind the lens, I can feel what makes the athletes vibrate. Taking pictures of climbing, mountaineering or skiing means, above all, spending long days with athletes, sometimes in very difficult conditions. Unforeseen circumstances may arise anytime during photo shoots, too. Quite often, it is precisely then that the most beautiful images are shot, the ones with that little added zest, that piquancy which makes them unique. Outdoor photography also equals fabulous scenery, especially in the mountains where light changes all the time. Ideally, you should be both a landscape and an action photographer. I am both. It's these moods, these little precious moments that I try to share through my pictures.
The winners of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2021 are about to be revealed. Over five days beginning November 29, we shall start announcing the names of the eleven category winners and their remarkable shots on Instagram Live and on the website.