I was born in Paris in 1956 and spent my childhood and teenage years in the neighborhood of the Butte Montmartre. For as long as I can remember I've always been interested in photography and nature.
For my 10th birthday my father gave me a Kodak Brownie Starlet. That camera was followed by a Kodak Retina and then a Minolta X700 (the first one I bought myself). I took the Minolta to Kenya and everywhere else I went, until the beginning of the 2000s, when my interest for photography waned a little.
In 2002 I took it up again with a Minolta bridge camera but I found the transition from film to digital difficult and I was missing many functions of my former film SLR.
After many tests and comparisons, in 2008 I finally got myself a Pentax K10. With that DSLR I found my bearings again and, being still a great fan of nature, I gradually got interested in macro photography.
That K10D was followed by a K20D and then the K-5 (and also the WG-1, which proves quite useful at times).
Over time, my favorite subjects have become insects such as butterflies and dragonflies as well as flowers.
I take pleasure in discovering and making known to others the beauty, the details and sometimes the cruelty of this microcosm.