At the age of 22, I started as working as a photographer in the editorial Lyon Liberation, covering local news.
I moved to Paris where I spent the first three months working for the agency Sipa as a staff photographer. before joining Sygma reporting for the Magazine service orienting towards International News. I spent a lot of time in the United States, Bulgaria, Romania, and Poland. A photograph entitled “Deposing Lenin” from my work on the aftermath of the Romanian revolution received an honorable mention at the World Press Photo Contest in 1991, in the General News catagory.
I left Sygma to take two different directions, corporate photography intended for business communication on the one hand, and working on long-term personnal projects on the other. From 1994 to 2000 I worked on a series about the gay community in Paris, before reporting on the Paris ambulances for 18 months. In 2002, I focused on the Cours Florent for two and a half years, which resulted in a publication by Gallimard, in April 2008, with the book ” Cette obscure clarté,” written by François Florent and lavishly illustrated by my photos.
A time of homecoming, with me settling in Bourg-en-Bresse. I remain committed to both the corporate photography, as I begin a new collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ain, as well as a personal photography, starting three new projects that will stretch with time, the first being a series of portraits ” Burgiens.”