Growing up above Chamonix Valley in France, the outdoors have always felt like home. Admitted to Fine Arts before my entry in the Academic Master of Sport Tourism, photography has emerged since then. It’s overly presumptuous for me to call it a photographic career, even if it’s part of my job, I mainly work as a professional Ski Snowboard Instructor and Rock Climbing Instructor in the French Alps.
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze new problems, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” - Robert A. Heinlein
Following the example of Robert A. Heinlein, I therefore willingly yield specialization to teeming bugs! Alpine skiing, snowboarding and telemarking, regularly seasoned freeriding and hiking. Running and mountain biking get me into endurance in one breath, rock climbing in fusion and alpinism when the quintessence of the mountains seems palpable. More recently, aerial wanderings under my glider for great combos and surfing.
My attraction for versatility in performance and aesthetics does not stop there. My photography is going in the same direction. I never fail taking the camera with me as soon as I get out. Varying topics and pics. Even if I’m behind the lens I love more than anything ‘to be part of the scene’, which for me means to access to the desired place and position on its own.