I studied in Canada at College Marsan for a year and a half and got a diploma in commercial photography. I worked in New Caledonia for a few years, and took contracts for magazines such as Must Magazine, Endemix New Caledonia, NMA Magazine, and the local newspapers Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes. I covered events, concerts and festivals, namely French Hip Hop band IAM, Groundation, Ky Mani Marley, Keziah Jones, SOJA, and the MAZIK festival in New Caledonia for three years. I have specialized in tattoo photography and portraits. As parts of my diploma in reputed school of Marsan, Montreal, I studied all aspects of photography, including effective ways to showcase foods and products.
I like meeting people and learning about their passions; this presents me with the creative challenge to transform this into a beautiful picture that will reflect them as truthfully as possible. I love capturing a special moment and enabling someone to keep a piece of it forever. I like how unpredictable taking a photo is; you never know how a picture will turn out.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
For events photography, I tried to take candid photos that let appear the mood of the public and of the artists as much as possible. My goal has always been to make people feel like they were re-living the moment when they looked at the photographs. For portraits, I like minimalism. What is important is catching the most natural expression, one that will truly reflect the person.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I was recently featured in MUST Magazine in New Caledonia (n°50, their most recent edition June-August). There is an article about me and my work, with some of my photos displayed over six pages.
A fun fact about this photographer
I have lots of fun tattoos. One of them is an ice-skating pineapple.