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My first tests go back to 1992 with a disposable waterproof to 5 meters, without flash. In 1994, on the wreck of the Saint Dominic  In Marseilles, I tried my first film shots with a disposable camera equipped with a flash that was enclosed in a plastic box given to withstand a depth of 30 meters .. But my results were not very convincing, to put it mildly. something else...

Things got more serious in 1995 in Corsica, just 20 years ago ... At the time I was doing an internship in aquaculture as part of my studies and I needed to take pictures for my report. I would get some cool results in natural light using backlighting at  among cages filled with wolves and gilthead sea bream. A few weeks later in Ibiza, I would do other tests by swimming behind the bothus in the sand ... a successful lunar atmosphere given the means at hand limiting my creativity!

 

In 1996, stung by the virus, I came back in force: my first NIMAR brand box bought from the "old diver" that I tinkered with to adapt my first box bought  with my savings: a nikon F70. I use an SB 103 flash that I hold in my hand (no plate). I take pretty pictures in Lake Annecy (schools of perch, pike, crayfish)  and also in Ibiza (moray eels, amberjack, ect)

 

In 2000, Camilla, my first companion, amazed by my results obtained with my DIY housing, bought me a SUBAL procase housing fully equipped with the nikon F5. Then starts a crazy project: to create a photo library of the underwater flora and fauna of Ibiza.

In 2002 I participated in my first and only photo competition to date: www.underwaterphotography.com  

I won a gold medal in macro swimming subject and a silver medal in the atmosphere category without flash.

Very encouraging results for a self-taught person, having only had a few tips from Marc Debatty during a stay at the club where I worked. But in  2003, following the death of my partner Camilla, I put the photography aside ...

 

In 2007, while I was a supervisor at the IBIZA-DIVING club, I met Sylvie who had come to dive with her Amiénois club le Léo. My new companion will trigger at home the resumption of the photo smoothly with the purchase of a LUMIX FX-01 and its housing. During our first romantic vacation in Tenerife (Puerto de la Cruz), I made superb underwater photos with this little digital camera.

The next year  Travel to the Red Sea with Sylvie and the Leo club, a cruise that will take us from the wreck of the Thislegorm to the garden of Raz Mohammed in the south of Sinai.

In  2011: Purchase of the D700, for me I find the F5 but digitally, I enjoy terrestrial photography and more particularly by photographing my 3 sirens ...

For financial reasons I would have to wait until 2012 to buy the used SUBAL ND700 housing from Gérard Ghini on the Aquamonde stand at the Paris diving fair.

Since then I have been photographing in the Maldives, Ibiza, Cap de Créus, Port Cros ...

In 2014, two of my photos were published on the DORIS website of the FFESSM and I made my first photo exhibition at the Albert animal festival (80).

The future is ours! ...

My achievements:

2002  www.underwaterphotography.com  

     gold medal category "Macro- swimming subject"

     silver medal "natural light atmosphere" category

2016 Thau Pond Trophy

     Third place + jury prize "animal gaze"

      Blue lake photographic meeting trophy

      Fourth place + jury prize "animal gaze"

      CNAV imagesub competition

      Theme red: fifth place

      Theme graphics: fifth place

 

 

 My photographic journey ...

Portrait of a male wrasse caught "on the fly"

Cap de Créus (Spain)

Posidonia pipefish

Tagomago Island (Ibiza)

Anemonefish in its tentacle quilt

Maldives

Blenny

Maldives

Eagle ray in the iris of the sun ...

Maldives

Sylvie and school of yellow snappers

Maldives

Nurse shark at night

Maldives

Whale shark at night

Maldives

Stag horned coral and school of fish at night

Maldives

Whale shark and remoras

Maldives

Manta ray

Maldives

Leopard moray

Maldives

Sylvie and school of trevally

Maldives

Oyster

Maldives

Sylvie and clownfish in their anemone

Maldives

White tip shark

Maldives

Anthias and serpule

Ibiza

Anthias portrait

Ibiza

Sylvie and Saint-Pierre fish

Ibiza

Conger

Ibiza

Giant Doris from Webbi

Ibiza

Cala Mastella and la Gaviota

Ibiza

Restaurant "El Bigote" Cala Mastella

Ibiza

Sylvie and a 19th century anchor

Ibiza

Brown grouper at the cueva de la vaca

Estartit (Spain)

Saupes bank

Ibiza

Lobster

Ibiza

Planaria on encrusting red sponge

Ibiza

Yellow-headed gobbie

Cap de Créus

Amaya and Calypso, feet in the water with Style & Co

Ibiza

Red coral

Ibiza

Mostelle

Ibiza

Chapon on the wreck of the Don Pedro with Sylvie

Ibiza

Green anemone tentacles

Ibiza

Narwhal shrimp

Ibiza

Great lively

Ibiza

Uranoscope

Ibiza

Capon

Estartit (Spain)

Dory dalmatian

Cap de Créus (Spain)

Saupe bench (silver medal in 2002)

natural light category

Ibiza

Night cuttlefish (gold medal)

macro category swimming subject

Ibiza

Octopus playing hide and seek in the gorgonians

Marseilles Islands

Corals just before the annual spawning.

Maldives

Sargue

Cap de Créus (Spain)

Vaca cave light show

Estartit (Spain)

Grouper

La Gabinière

Anthias

Maldives

Night whale shark being filmed amidales.

Maldives

Manta ray at night (half water)

Maldives

Dog tooth tuna

Maldives

Ruby grouper

Maldives

Clams

Maldives

Juvenile moray

Ibiza

Alcyonaria or soft coral

Maldives

Marine arthropod

Maldives

Detail of the cloak of the holy water font

Maldives

Falling gorgonians

Dry Langoustier

Porquerolles

Togo wreck

Bay of Cavalaire

Female tripterygium

Ibiza

Togo bow

Bay of Cavalaire

Posidonia pipefish

La Gabinière

Scorpionfish of Madeire

Cap de Créus

Pack of royal sea bream

La Gabinière

Ruby submarine

Cap Camarat

Starfish

Maldives

Whale shark

Maldives

Maldivian atmosphere

Maldives

Sylvie immersed in the Maldivian atmosphere

Maldives

Tetraodon portrait

Maldives

Falcon fish

Maldives

Whale shark at night

Maldives

Cleaning station, snapper and cleaning wrasse

Maldives

Details of brown coral polyps

Maldives

White tip shark

Maldives

Gorgone and Sylvie

Maldives

White squille

Maldives

Eagle rays

Maldives

Gobbie

Maldives

Sylvie

Maldives

Clown fish

Maldives

Java Moray and Sylvie

Red Sea - point of Sinai

Egypt

Rhizostome jellyfish

Estartit (Spain)

Turtle ballet in the passes

Maldives

Clown fish

Maldives

Night stingray ... with Bruno;)

Maldives

Interstellar view ... from the bottom of the Nautilus diving pit in Amiens

The passes ... a lot of current, not won for the mood photo without the help of a hook

Maldives

Hacelia starfish

Ibiza

Cave spider

Ibiza

In the mouth of the whale shark

Maldives

Saupes bank

Ibiza

Common veriades or sars

Ibiza

Feet in the water ... Cala Mastella

Ibiza

Elephant ear gorgonians

Red Sea

Egypt

Barracoudas

Ibiza

Sylvie and gorgonians

Maldives

First bubbles of my daughter Calypso ... 3 and a half years! ...

Ibiza

Young pike

Blue lake in Picardy

France

Rotating wells. Fréchencourt (Sum 80)

Rotating wells. Fréchencourt (Somme 80) ... the photo I dreamed of taking ... with the reflections of tree trunks on the surface of the water ... like a painting by Salvator Dali.

Long-haired Newt or Naple's Newt.

Tagomago Island (Ibiza)

Photo published on the DORIS website

Wall-eyed goby

Animal gaze award

Thau Trophy 2016

Perchette.

Jury Prize "animal gaze"

Photographic meetings

of the Blue Lake 2016

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