Intuition drives my eye.
Through the lenses of my camera, I try to convey the raw character of Nature through the raw character of analog photography.
I try to catch that one angle that is non-obvious to the naked eye.
That one angle that uncovers the explosive and magnetic harmony of Nature.
That one angle that romanticizes Nature in all its glory.
I'm a 30 years old French (European!) photographer who tries to offer a new angle from which to appreciate the soothing harmony of Nature, while questioning what prevails in our interpretative eye.
In December 2021, I traded my investor hat for a camera strap and decided to become a full-time photographer.
Before making the big move, I spent 7 years in the technology industry. I started in London as a digital transformation consultant at Founders Intelligence before moving into an operator role in a French startup, after which I became a Venture Capital investor for 4 years at Headline and Cherry Ventures in Berlin.
I was a board member of 10 early stage companies in Europe, including Jow, Manual and LifeX.
I was also an Independent Board Member & President of the Ad How Committee of Artefact, a French company listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange.
I lived abroad for 12 years (London, Istanbul, Madrid, Berlin and Cape Town), and I am now based in Paris.
Since a young age, travel became a central part of my life, getting me out of my confort zone and opening my eyes on new cultures and horizons. Spontaneously following the locals down the unbeaten tracks led me to focus on travel photography.
My eye was first got caught behind a camera in 2010 during a one month trip to Burma, only a year after the military junta had started its constitutional transition. Since then, photography became a passion, but one that had been hibernating. Until Covid hit. Repeated lockdowns and remote work got me to purchase my own analog camera, switch on my contemplative mode and take my first meaningful shots. Eventually, I decided to place that passion at the centre of my day-to-day life.
I shoot on films only. No digital, no pixel, just grain.
I own 2 cameras, both of which are film cameras: a Leica M6 (35mm) and a Mamiya 7ii (medium format).
In a world that is spinning faster and faster, dictated by mindless consumption, productivity measurements and growth cult, I came to embrace the purist codes of analog photography.
It is grounding and empowering.
It is invigorating and inspiring.
Those codes make me connect with that little pulse that triggers something in me.
That little pulse that flirts with passion.
What triggers something in me is the cosmic time that holds in the blink - or in fact, in the unblinking - of the eye, when the shot is being captured. The few seconds after you have pressed that button, which leave you wondering what might have eternalised in that infinitesimal instant on one of the cells that you've got on that film.
What inspires me is the texture of that grain, the mindfulness that comes with having a handful number of shots, the timelapse and patience that come with the development process, the sublim imperfection of unpredictable effects on that film, the art of letting go, the unsuspected details observed when analyzing your negatives, the sensitivity of each print palpable in your hands.
Although similar aesthetics effects can be reproduced in a intended way with digital photography and its post production processes, nothing beats the wholeness of the above.