Photography

You can view some of my works on my photography website.

Black and white, Reportage, Magnum, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Capa, fashion magazines,  etc…. These are the first things that come to mind when I try to recall how it all came to it….

In the early 90’s I photographed artists for music fanzines in Paris. I moved to London wanting to study Phtography at the LCP but instead decided to stick to languages for reportage purposes.  I studied Chinese and Russian, Chinese-Japanese at the University of Westminster in London.
Once I moved to Berlin in 2000, I studied a year at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in 2005-2006.
I had my first exhibition at HBC. Berlin in 2008 and 2010 in Toronto during the CONTACT Festival.

I’ve photographed a lot and a long time with my old Canon AE-1 and as I turned to architecture and landscape, I started using middle format cameras (Mamiya and Pentacon).
Food photography came later and so did my digital camera. I’m using the Nikon D300 since a few years. Even though it is pretty heavy, I’ve been very happy with the results. I barely Photoshop the pictures on my blog, so you can judge for yourself.

I think the first time I really thought “waow that looks really good!” was while admiring the photographs from Marie-Pierre Morel as I purchased “I want chocolate” from Trish Deseine years ago. It was a book that I’d buy only for the pictures.
An American friend of mine, who also happens to be a brilliant Chef, introduced me to “Gourmet Magazine”, which has a more lively, contextual style to relate to food. “Gourmet Magazine” still remains a great source of inspiration among the stacks of food photography publications.

As I spend a lot of time in kitchens baking and cooking, photographing and on the computer reading through blogs, it was natural to create my own in the hope to share recipes, images and why not give you an appetite.

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