I got my first camera when I was four. I cried. My father gave me a basic camera but I wanted his beautiful Olympus SLR. At his side I learnt the basics of a photography composition. With my young eyes, I was considering photography just as a storage for my memories.
I collected toy soldiers, by spending time placing these on the battlefield scenario more than actually playing with them. I was not interested in war but the stories and geopolitics behind it. My nights were nurtured with Jack London’s and Saint-Exupéry’s books. The literature and thirst for adventure made me leave my home of Haute-Savoie region in the French Alps.
Hong Kong welcomed me in 2010. It was the most important turning point in my life. With my first digital SLR, my photography vision and my pictures were stepping up. I spent any single minute of my free time to travel and to be lost in the city to shoot its social and environmental contrasts. I also enjoyed writing and meeting local artists.
Upon my return to Paris in 2012, my photo projects were taking up more and more space in my life. I had to make a decision on my future and I didn’t have much time left to achieve this dream. The workshop in Jean-Loup Dailly’s laboratory I attended during a year, gave me the opportunity to develop my technical skills in black & white silver photography. Eventually with a double lifestyle, I decided to stop my professional career and started the freelance photographer career. Since November 2015, I devoted all my energy and time to prepare the FAITH report. I completed the first stage in January and February of this year and would finalize it (subject to funding) by January / February 2017.
My work is a focus of the meaning of life and our legacy to the future by observing how the public integrates my work in their day to day lives. For this purpose, I use both photojournalism and mise-en-scène photography. In the future I also intend to create installations.
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