“An artist starts a painting, a text, a musical score. But I don't start a photograph.
A photographer is faced with immediacy prior to the printing of his image. In French, we use the word « épreuve photographique » which signifies trial, ordeal, test or even suffering. « Epreuve » : the subtle junction between time and releasing the shutter... aiming to obtain a timeless picture. Photography for me is a conversation with time for it allows gaining fragments of reality. It transforms the world into a stage as well, giving it an independent life in fantasy, swelling its duration.
I actually discover my pictures only on the contact-sheet, images that reveal my imaginary world. Then I am amazed about what is occurring. Brassaï used to say: “the photographer doesn't invent anything, he imagines everything”.
Born in 1946 -Paris-, I've always been deeply interested in the photographic expression. For me, it's a way of re-writing reality.
I'am still attracted by Black and White silver print and keep on using it, I develop my prints by myself.
1978-2010take part in a local group gathering author-photographers in Touraine
1990-2014Invited to some photographic events or orders.
Photofolies in Touraine, l'oeil à l'image (Amboise), Photographic meetings of Cheb (Czech republic), Patrimony events ...