“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 ...
2019 L’arbre c’est le temps rendu visible, Galerie Capazza, Nançay
2018 Miroir des Sentiments, Galerie Capazza, Nançay
2017 Il est grand temps de rallumer les étoiles, Galerie Capazza, Nançay
2016 Vénus et Vulcain, Galerie Capazza, Nançay
2015 Ensemble depuis 40ans, Galerie Capazza, NançayRead more
2006 Lycée Grammont Tours, Regard sur Antigua, une ville du Guatemala
2002 Maison des Associations Tours, Les petits chiffonniers de la décharge de Phnom-Penh supporting the association "Pour un sourire d'enfant", exhibition bought by the Association "Enfants des Rizières"
1998 Maison des Associations Tours, Etat de Siège
1996 Maison des Associations Tours, Autoportraits
1995 Abbaye de Pontlevoy, Le Japon
FNAC Tours, Un Photographe, une Œuvre