In pictures

Coffee Time in Spring, Bristol, England

Coffee Time in Spring, Bristol, England

Everybody knows this feeling when after a long winter and an endless cloudy spring, the sun is out. The day I took this photo was one of those days. It was May. I was walking along Corn Street when I first spotted the black and white colour of the coffee shop signs and the man’s [...]

Street Photography around Notre Dame de Paris

Street Photography around Notre Dame de Paris

I like this scene of life of these two ladies having a chat while feeding pigeons around Notre Dame de Paris. I don’t know whether they knew each other or whether they were friends but they were certainly regulars coming here in this particular place to feed pigeons with crumbs of bread (or biscuits). They [...]

Around the Mellah of Marrakech

Around the Mellah of Marrakech

I took this picture on my second visit of Marrakesh as part of my project about the Moroccan Medina, in October 2011. Unlike Fez, roads run through its ramparts allowing traffic inside the Medina. I was walking on one of the main roads near the Mellah of Marrakech when I spotted the four electric/gaz boxes [...]

Blue, Old Delhi, India

Blue, Old Delhi, India

I was on my way to Khari Baoli when I took this picture in the Old Town of Delhi. I was interested in the various blue tones and the two Indian men who I thought would be well placed to make this composition. India is a unique country for colour and texture, and hence a [...]

Buddha Himal, a sacred mountain among the Gurung villages, Nepal

Buddha Himal, a sacred mountain among the Gurung villages, Nepal

The Gurung people are originally Tibeto-Burmese people, practising a Buddhism that has been influenced by Hinduism, but yet Shamanism is still an important part of their culture. They believe in the interaction with the spirit world through their environment. As part of an on-going project about the Gurung people, I walked through many of their [...]

Scalloway Jarl Squad, Scotland

Scalloway Jarl Squad, Scotland

About the picture: The photograph was taken in January 2011 in Shetland. As part of a project about the Shetland fire festival, I was following the Scalloway Jarl squad during the Scalloway fire festival. The day started early in the morning by marching around the town before escorting the galley to visit hospitals, nurseries, primary [...]

Bagmati river bank at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Nepal

Bagmati river bank at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Nepal

About the picture: The photograph was taken during my second trip to Nepal in October 2009. I was visiting Pashupatinath, which is one of the holiest sites for the Hindu culture and the main cremation site in Nepal. The place is definitely not as impressive as Varanasi but its special atmosphere added to the beautiful [...]

Seagulls, crowd and workers, Essaouira, Morocco

Seagulls, crowd and workers, Essaouira, Morocco

About the picture: The picture was taken in October 2011 at Moulay Hassan square in Essaouira. The square is situated between the Medina and the port and at night becomes a lively place where families gather, ladies chat on a bench, children play and men have a tea outside a bar around the square. During [...]

Nepalese porter at rest, Gorkha District, Nepal

Nepalese porter at rest, Gorkha District, Nepal

On his way to Arket Bazaar, a Nepalese porter is having a rest. About the picture: The picture was taken in 2009 during a trek through the Gurung villages. On this particular day, I was walking between Lapubeshi and Arket Bazaar along a trail to the Manalsu trek. At peak season, it is used by [...]

Lane around Al Karaouine Mosque, Medina of Fez, Morocco

Lane around Al Karaouine Mosque, Medina of Fez, Morocco

In the heart of the Medina of Fez, a man is walking in a lane near by Al Karaouine Mosque. About the picture: The photograph was taken in 2010 during my second visit to Fez. It was probably not the first time that I had walked down this lane, but the lines & the geometry [...]

The Kilt and the Dresses, Edinburgh

The Kilt and the Dresses, Edinburgh

In the Old Town of Edinburgh, a man traditionally dressed his pushing a wheelchair. About the picture: The picture was taken in the spring of 2008 during a wander in the old town of Edinburgh. From my perspective (maybe a French perspective) there was something sweet and funny about this man traditionally dressed pushing a [...]

Sunlight in a lane of Pahargang, New Delhi, India

Sunlight in a lane of Pahargang, New Delhi, India

In the morning, a man is walking and smoking in the lane of Pahargang. About the photograph: I was having an after breakfast wander in Pahargang when the light on the wall above caught my attention. It was early in the morning, the sun was slowly rising and the lane was still dark. I really [...]

Essaouira Harbour, Morocco

Essaouira Harbour, Morocco

A man is sitting by a lorry parked in Essaouira harbour. As I was leaving the harbour, I noticed the shadows of passers by walking on the peer and the man seated by the lorry. I had to wait for the right people in the right place in order to get the shadow on the [...]

Summer along the Seine river bank, Paris

Summer along the Seine river bank, Paris

On a hot summer day, a man is reading a book on the Seine river bank, Paris – 2006. This is one of my early picture taken during a wander in the street of Paris. I used to walk endlessly the streets of Paris before leaving the French capital. I remembered stopping at this place. [...]

Old Newari Temple, Bungamati, Nepal

Old Newari Temple, Bungamati, Nepal

In the main square of Bungamati in the Kathmandu valley, two women are tchating while workers are busy maintaining an old Newari temple. Bungamati is a peaceful Newari village situated at around one hour from Chautara bus station in the centre of Kathmandu. It is especially known for its main temple: Rato Machhendranath Mandir. It [...]