My name is France but I live
in Belgium since my birth in 1966. I have two
passions in my life : photography and travel.
But could it be different being the result of
a French mother and a father Belgian photographer
having met each other beyond the seas ?
My first camera was a small Rollei
with entirely manual adjustment offered in 1978
for my communion. It was necessary to regulate
all by oneself: sensitivity, distance, operture
When I was 19 years old, I started
to travel in Europe with my friends, the Rollei
and a train ticket Interail in the pocket. But
it is in 1991, by preparing a voyage in Iceland
that I seriously studied photography not to miss
my holidays photos, thinking of never again being
able to pay me such a journey. How unconscious
I was! The virus took me and since I am gone back
there 7x and traversed this planet longitudinally
and into broad in search of nature and beauty.
On my return, I joined a photoclub
during three years to learn how to analyze and
judge an image, to target only one subject per
photo and to improve my composition. One of my
Iceland's pictures even arrived 4th at the Great
Price of Belgium.
Follows then a long series of
travels which lead me always further: Indonesia,
USA, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Namibia, Botswana,
Zimbabwe, Kenya, Seychelles, Mongolia, Thailand,
New Zealand, Argentina, Turkey, Algeria, Costa
From one voyage per year, I passed to two
then three, choosing my destination on recommendation
of friends or tempted by a superb photo seen in
a book or following an emission of Ushuaia. The
great wild spaces, volcanic demonstrations, geological
curiosities, beautiful lights and Scandinavian
countries attract me. With the course of my travels,
I thus impassioned myself for volcanology, geology,
geysers, animals, Icelandic sagas and tango!
For me, travel and photography
are closely dependent. It would be a torment to
travel without my camera. This one evolved with
the years. Rollei made place in Miranda, marks
today disappeared. Then came a reflex camera Canon
EOS 500, selected for its lightness on travel
before passing to digital with the 300D. This
one has just passed away to the profit of a 30D.
Today, I work with the 7D Mark II which fully
fills my expectations.
In 2000, I wanted to change my
life and stopped my scientific career to resume
studies of Photography and of Web Application
Development. I finally obtained my diploma of
Photography in 2003 with a work on Argentinian
tango adding thus a third passion to my life.
Indeed, the photography of spectacle and dance
brought to me a new source of inspiration and
esthetism that formerly I found only abroad.
Because what justifies me, it
is immortalize the beauty, to fix forever felt
emotions, moments of grace and plenitude to preserve
them and divide them. All that imports me finally,
it is ... TO DREAM AND MAKE YOU DREAM...