A correct picture, just a picture.

With a brother, a professional fashion photographer, and the necessary resourcefulness, I played the part of the head seamstress, I put up, I prepared, I observed and I learnt.
1984: my first camera, Minolta X300,
1993: my first job, photoengraver, which meant the end of the enlarger.

Edit, transform, enhance, reframe; computer and software have given me new opportunities: Canon for a long time, then Sony, Ricoh and Leica.
I give more or less importance to tools. To me, each has a use, a signature. I distinguish none of those cameras from the others. According to my practical experience, Ricoh for example, is more appropriate to street pictures whereas Leica is essential to portraits.
First I see the outlines then the mass. I find out the details, I try to capture the tensions, the strength of the scene, the struggle between the straight and the curve lines. Among a group of people someone will be distinguished thanks to his posture for example, the report between emptiness and fullness. During a portrait session, I shoot when the trouble is still present in front of and behind the camera. The photos are being shot while the relationship is being developed. Generally speaking I take few photos.

I have chosen « between the lines » as the title of my first exhibition which is based on street pictures.

I never touch my photos again. They are in the rough except the black and white photos. I try to go to the essential. That’s why I have stopped the photos in studio. Among all the the subjects I have shot some have become obvious with time: streets, portraits, landscapes. Next step, a travel to cover a human disaster in Madagascar where starvation is rife . I’ll take my Ricoh GR2, Leica D-Lux7 and a Canon 5D MKIII.