I'm a freelance photographer and digital tech based in Southern France. Born and grew up in the suburb of Paris, I moved to the South of France in 2002, first to Avignon and now near Montpellier, where I live with my wife, our two unruly kids and our fifth element.
I studied photography at Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière, but before being a freelancer, I worked 15 years in the Information Technology field, software development, then technical sales. Eventually, I got burnt out with the big corporate world, and needed to get back to something more creative. I quit the IT world in 2010 and worked as a fulltime freelance graphic designer for five years, exploring several creative outlets.
Photography has always been a side passion, until recently. Somehow, in the last couple of years, I got more and more involved in making pictures, both personal and commissioned, so I'm spending now more time digging this, whilst helping others and teaching.
I have worked for:
To me, photography is about learning, exploring, making connections with people, and telling visual stories that help to change minds and make a better world. This is also true with video, which I'm in an ongoing process of learning. Just being opened to my next neighbor and his everyday life is a first step. Taking time for my kids is the first stone for a better future.
Feel free to contact me for assignments anywhere. I speak and write French and English, and can catch a few words of Vietnamese.