The cranes is a picture from the Hamburg harbour in Germany, with a mirror effect.
Author: Passionate and self-taught Photographer
Born in 1970.
I always had a clear passion for photography since the early days.
1987: followed a photographic training where I learnt the basics of the depth of field, framing or the importance of light, artificial or natural, in outdoor conditions or in a studio. I have also learnt the basic technique of printing black and white pictures during the sleepless nights spent in the lab to get the best pictures, playing with the time exposure and masks.
1989: Business studies in the UK. I was working at week-ends as a temp in a factory, 3 night shift of 12 hours each. I used the fruit of my labour to buy my first argentic camera. A fully manual Minolta X-300.
After few years of use, the camera mechanism broke and I spent a long period without taking pictures.
However, photography never left me. Always noting the missed opportunities and imagining the best framing for a scenery. At the time, with the argentic, photography was an expensive hobby. Equipment, films, development. So, investment was a drawback.
2000: After 10 years spent in the UK, I returned to France and bought my first small digital camera, experimenting and reviving my technical knowledge.
2001: Catalogue design in collaboration with a Photoshop expert. I learnt the optimization of a framing and the position of elements on a picture.
2010: an opportunity arose in Hamburg. I fell in love with the city instantly and this ignited the flame. I purchased a new reflex camera.
2016 - 2018: first sales of Hamburg pictures
2019: exhibition "Hamburg, through the lense of a Frenchman"