On the 15th March, I was at the Cheltenham Festival for the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day. It was one of the very first events that I had attended as part of the photographic project “From England with Love”. It was also the first time that I attended a professional horse race a
The photograph above was taken in Edinburgh in 2009. Arthur’s seat is a hill in Holyrood Park, situated on the edge of the old town of Edinburgh. The 360° view from it is wonderful on a clear day. On this day, I still remember looking through the windows of my flat wondering if
Frédéric Bazille – Scène d’été. One question I am regularly asked about photo composition and some of my pictures during my workshops is how to compose multi-layered photographs? I don’t think there are any secrets to making complex photographs. It is first a matter
Paul McDonough, originally from Portsmouth, NH moved to New York in 1967 after studying art at the New England School of Art in Boston. It is also in Boston that he became more serious about photography, claiming in his book that what turned him away from painting was a realisation th
I was recently interviewed by Street Photography Workshops a website aiming to be a resource for street photographers around the world. The interview gives me the opportunity to speak about my influence, my approach of photography and the way I create images. Please check it.
A few days ago, I was reading “Decisive Moment 1″ by Richard Kalvar on the Magnum Photography blog. An interesting read that made me think about a necessary moment vs. an unnecessary moment. And how could an unnecessary moment not be decisive? It all depends on the definit
The photograph was taken in 2012 in the Moroccan city of Taza inside its Medina. The town is situated on the east side of Morocco between Fes and Oujda and easily accessible by train from both cities. Founded by the Merinides in the 12th century, the medina and its “grande mosqu
In Allahabad at the confluence of three sacred Indian rivers, the Ganges river, the Yamuna river and the mythic Saraswati river is Sangam, one of the most sacred places in India. Every year during the Magh Mela, thousands of pilgrims coming from all over India and the world gather for
Fes was founded by Idris I two thousand two hundred and twenty three years ago, making it one of the oldest medieval cities on earth. Under the influence of the Andalusians and migrants from Kairouan (Tunisia), Fes grew as a city of Islam, crafts and trades. It is during this period t
Expressing myself between documentary and street photography, my work focus on long
term projects because of the human aspect, but also to have better insight and understanding of a situation over time. Photography is a medium that allows me to explore the cultural and sociological aspects of life in order to understand the relationship between the people, their traditions/habits/cultures and their environment. In recent years I have worked on separate long term projects about the Medinas of Morocco and more recently the Yamuna river in India.