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Tell us about yourself
I’m a French man living in Paris who loves photography, travel, and rock music
Why do you travel and photograph your journeys?
Photography and travels are two of the things I love the most, so doing both together is just great.
What is your favourite thing or item to photograph?
I’m mostly interested in people, so I especially like street photography and portrait. When I have enough time to focus on a subject, I also like photography report
What’s your go-to travel hack?
Wear good comfortable shoes
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
My camera, of course
What destination are you eager to go back to?
Probably Indonesia: it’s so big that there is a very wide diversity of populations, traditions, cultures, and landscapes
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
It’s a question of feeling: you have to adapt your behavior to the environment and be especially careful when you feel that people are reluctant to have their picture taken
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local one?
Travel slowly, sleep in local hotels, eat in local restaurants, and use public transportation. Being able to speak the local language is a great advantage.
What’s your favourite word in another language?
Rather than inventing something, I’ll be frank: I don’t have any favorite words in any language. But I can give you my favorite definition of photography by Don McCullin: “Photography is not seeing; it is feeling.
When and where are you next travelling?
Going to Madeira