Daniel Riffet was born in Paris in 1950. After obtaining a master's degree in geography, a postgraduate degree in applied geography and his first naval officer's rank, he discovered his passion for long-distance travel. This passion leads him to write a thesis on the organization of the rural area in Morocco (Taroudannt). Expert geographer at FAO (United Nations), he settled in 1976 in Cameroon to lead an experimental project concerning the monitoring of tropical forest cover using the Landsat satellite image. Passionate about photography and fully self-taught in what is both art and technique, he created the first color photo lab in Yaoundé in 1982. Back in Paris in 1989, he became a freelance photojournalist, specializing in military issues and photography. industrial world. It covers the Gulf War within the Foreign Legion, publishing on this occasion at Éditions Atlas three books of reports on this prestigious military institution. Wanting to continue this adventure, he joined the French battalion in Cambodia in 1991, discovering Southeast Asia. It is from this period that date his first images of Vietnam. Many trips to Vietnam bring him a deep knowledge of the country and a sincere love for the Vietnamese people, as evidenced by his book: "Vietnam, in the land of pearls of sweat" published in 2002. It is from this period that he travels the world, eager for discoveries, humanism too. A citizen of the world, he has become one thanks to his numerous travels around the world. By "rubbing his brains with those of others", he acquires a real modesty and also an understanding of the different civilizations that coexist on our beautiful blue ball. To show the beauty and diversity of the world and its civilizations, to show the daily work of men and women without any staging: this is his bias and he claims the subjectivity.
China Xinjiang Uygur &. - Silk Road [AT]
L'eau en Afrique.
Three years of school at Eurotechnique Photo then a photographer in the Air Force at the Friedrichshafen base in Germany, Michel Gile was then a freelancer for the Ouest France Rennes newspaper, agriculture section then at the Le Mans editorial office. Freelancer for years for the magazine La France Agricole. He works as a correspondent photographer for the France Presse agency as well as Rapho Andia UPI etc. Michel photographs the politicians the stars in hotels, casinos or on the beaches.
Originally from Lyon where she completed her medical studies, Anne-Laure Vie quickly developed a passion for scuba diving and photography. She arrived in Tahiti in 2018, and the immense playground that was offered to her led her to experiment tirelessly, between new techniques and fleeting encounters, in search of an ever more successful tribute to the treasures of Polynesian waters.
Although he has always been passionate about nature in general and the animal kingdom in particular, Clément discovered macro photography completely by chance. When he celebrated his graduation, he was offered a small digital compact camera, with a macro mode: he then realized that I knew nothing about the microcosm that had always lived with him, all these little critters that surround us and for which we often show only disgust and contempt. By observing them a little closer, we quickly realize the incredible richness of this tiny universe imbued with poetry, colors and contrasts. Clément wants only one thing for his photos: that they make anyone who sees them want to take the plunge and venture into this fabulous biotope that inhabits the intimacy of our gardens.
A professional photographer since 2009, Florent has developed multiple experiences and various projects over the years. For more than twenty years, he has traveled through the forests of the Oise as well as the great plains and parks of Kenya. During my outings, Florent perfects his techniques to set up ideal settings, he learns to know the meeting places of the different species, to wait, to capture the intimacy of these discreet and secret lives. Over the months, Florent observes and studies their movements in order to photograph them in different settings and atmospheres. The desire to discover this fauna so close to our towns and villages but so little known, and the desire to share is always present in him.
Self-taught, retired, happy to travel, photograph and share. Like many, he discovered photography through a Zenith E in the 1970s. Absorbed by his professional activity, it was following hospitalization that he returned to photography in 2000. Jack-of-all-trades, freelance text and photos, first for a local newspaper then for a specialized sports agency, in retirement he took advantage of many trips in France and abroad in search of images that he wanted to share with as many people as possible.
Author of a first attempt at a photographic road book "PORTO off the beaten track", he hopes to keep his health to go and discover the beauties of the world around us for a long time yet...
Philippe, autodidact, lover of photography for a long time, took advantage of his travels around the world to capture portraits and scenes of everyday life. One of his last destinations, South Africa, made him discover wildlife photography and become aware of the beauty and fragility of wildlife. Today, his wish is to continue to progress technically in this field by not contenting himself with simply being a spectator but also a witness to the changes which are taking place and which threaten the beautiful balance of nature.
Passionate about photography, Olivier started out as a self-taught amateur like many others. The practice of portrait and product photography allowed him to acquire the technical bases to move later towards themes closer to nature such as landscapes and photos of insects (with a particular interest in spiders). Olivier remains a jack of all trades and tries as much as possible to make the most of a scene or place through his images.
Passionate about nature since his childhood, Frédéric first photographed dragonflies and butterflies in the "des Grangettes" nature reserve (on the Swiss shore of Lake Geneva). He then followed a HES engineer training in Nature management. He likes to vary the subjects, so the landscapes and the urban environment capture his attention more and more, without leaving aside chamois, marmots and details of flowers.
Jean-Marc Quinet lives in Belgium. Initially exclusively a concert photographer for 15 years, since the 2000s Belgian politics, news, illustration photography and local and border tourism constitute the bulk of his photographic activity. He has produced (with his wife) discovery and hiking guides highlighting the multitude of little-known tourist places along the Belgian-French border as well as a guide to the wines and vineyards of Wallonia.
Fabian is a self-taught photographer by nature, rather macro oriented although it is not exclusive. Coming to photography by a strong naturalist tropism, he photographs the flora and fauna (orchids) near his home in an urban area of Yvelines. He is particularly attracted to soil fauna and reptiles.
His attachment to living things developed as a child in the family garden and the nearby forest. Self-taught, he has been practicing photography for about fifteen years with a particular attraction for macro; insects of course and all that wants to be approached. Fabrice has the chance to share this passion and his outings with those close to him and strives to change the bad reputations of these magnificent bugs.
Franck is a self-taught photographer. He began his career as a sports photographer at Rolland Garros, at the time of the Beckers, Noah, Tchang, and so on ... Then, he launched into reportage and street photography, everywhere in Europe. But he didn't just do that. In turn, screenwriter, modeler and sculptor, design lover, he also jointly set up a site for the sale of designer lighting online. Site, which he directed and fed with studio shots, for nearly 10 years, then returned to photography completely. He is currently working as a newfound photographer, but also his “new” drone remote pilot activity, which started 8 years ago. Finally, he is also a cameraman and regularly participates in video recordings for institutional short films.
Born and living in Haute-Savoie, passionate about photography and self-taught since a very young age, he quit for a few years due to certain events, but the virus returned and for twenty years his boxes have not left him. A fan of mountain hiking, he never leaves without a camera and two lenses. His bag is often nearly fifteen kilos! He likes the humanist portrait, not too much the studio or the frozen poses. He is passionate about the wildlife when approaching, but unfortunately this activity takes a lot of time. Michel leads a photo workshop in a cultural center where he appreciates human contact. He travels regularly with a predilection for Madagascar.
"Today the weather conditions are excellent, I will be able to take the photographs which suit me, up there where I feel infinitely well ..." This is one of the typical days of Dominique who travels the Mountain, between Belledonne and Mercantour, with his (heavy) photographic material. "Through my photos, I want to share this freedom and well-being that I experience in the heart of the immaculate open spaces of the mountains, far, far from the crowd and mass tourism. I also want to contribute to the popularization of science of Earth and Life applied to the Mountain (geology, ecology, flora and fauna of the Alps). "As for Serge, of scientific training, he approaches the mountain with the need to know the" functioning "of nature. "My intellectual passions are to understand, learn and transmit."
Passionate about photography, Jean-Marc Portes is a Lozerian from childhood and at heart, based in Aveyron. He is attracted by the mountains, the ocean, the large plateaus of Causse Méjean, Aubrac, Margeride, Larzac, not to mention the Tarn Gorges and Ireland. Wedding photographer since 1986, he also takes nature photos and is a photographer and press correspondent since 2005, and provides his photos for postcards.
Peter was born and raised in Germany. A few years ago, he and his fiancee packed their bags and headed for Mexico. They lived there for a few years before moving to an old rusty VW Van. Soon they turned their wheels north and headed for the real savage.
Mountain guide and self-taught photographer in the Pyrenees, his job allows him to take advantage of the different seasons and the paintings they offer. He loves in nature photography this meeting between the moment, the light and the place which combine to give a unique image that will always be different.
A firefighter by profession, he divides his time between his passion for photography and his family. Very early on, attracted by the plastic arts and nature, he spends much of his time drawing and traversing the Sierra de Guadarrama with his inseparable bike. He is attracted by the beauty of plants, birds, insects, mammals and by these wonderful landscapes of Madrid. .
At the age of 12, his father lent him an Olympus camera, surprised to discover the possibility of freezing all that beauty in time. Without a doubt, photography would be the perfect combination of passion for nature and visual arts. He has not been able to develop his photographic activity until 2010, since then he has worked intensively on different disciplines of photography and personal projects.
After having made exhibitions like the one of 2017 "Yebes 100% natural". He has also been rewarded in various photographic competitions such as Fotofio, the Amburtur Guadalajara Competition, the Delta Birding Festival, Fotonoja, Cádiz Photonature, among others.
Always fascinated by nature, Guyana allows him to realize his dream of seeing a preserved nature. With the advent of digital, Djamal starts looking for the little beast through macro photography. Residing near the forest of Fontainebleau, he traveled tirelessly to enhance its biodiversity, photographing in situ the species of birds and butterflies. A few years ago he discovered the wild orchids of his region and began to photograph wildflowers and also insects. The Hérault region, its heart region, offers many opportunities to discover the Mediterranean flora and fauna.
The photographic universe of Yannis is poetic, pictorial and mysterious ...
Nature photographer (born in Vilafranca del Penedés, Barcelona in 1969), Raimon practices different photographic disciplines (fauna, macro, landscape, night ...) although always linked to nature, which excites him the most. It is a partner of AEFONA (Spanish Association of Nature Photographers) and WWF Spain (World Wildlife Fund). Some of his photographs have been published in magazines, books, audiovisuals, etc. He has also obtained prizes and distinctions in national and international competitions.
Stéphane first uses his silver photographs to testify to the action of the association Sev in Mali, or even sponsorship for the foundation of Dr. Schweitzer in Gabon.
He is a photographer-traveler always in search of photographic reports on the cultures and wonders of the world. A little trekker, a little diver, a little ranger of the confines, and always curious about the nature that surrounds us, that it is important to respect and for that incessantly to put it in images.
"Photography, travel and meeting, I like to combine them in the time of Slow, Slowphotography".
Working in the editorial office of a photographic press agency for more than 20 years, his real passion is animal photography with a predilection for feathered species. At the option of traveling in France or abroad or just in his garden in the Paris region, he combines his two passions, nature observation and photography. Working more particularly lately on the Perruches à Collier very present in the Paris region.
Passionate about thunderstorms since childhood, Xavier admired them from his home. He knew how to approach and photograph them over the years. The beginnings were not very conclusive, the capture of the lightning with a silver SLR was quite difficult but the arrival of the digital facilitated the shooting. Storm tracking takes a lot of time during the peak season between April and September. A few kilometers from the very first storm hunt, today thousands of kilometers are traveled across the country in pursuit of the fiercest storms.
Fascinated by nature in all its diversity of shapes and colors. Ben likes to take inspiration from the variety of nature. With his images, he tries to convey emotions in order to reinforce the awareness of the fragile nature. He often uses the nearby coast as a backdrop for his shots. His photographic debut dates back about 18 years. In the meantime, Ben has come into contact with very different influences in photography. Today he is also interested in architecture and travel photography.
After traveling the Pyrenees for more than 20 years alone, he decided to share this love and more widely of nature through photography. Becoming a professional in 2011, he directed the film "Follow your path" on the Cincle Plunger in 2016 and illustrated books by Terran. He particularly wishes to highlight the various actors and craftsmen who work for the protection of nature and sustainable development.
A tireless traveler and passionate photographer, Franck Maillard has been exploring continents and their different biotopes for 15 years. Fascinated by animal ethology and worshiping super-preachers from all over the world, he seeks to raise public awareness of the fragility of life in the face of human activities. He won the 1st prize at the Namur international festival in the mammal category in 2017. He is also nominated at the Nature Images Awards - Wild Land - IUCN in 2017. He also had a 1st prize in the portrait category (ethno photography) at the Photo Contest Imaging Day in Brussels in 2015.
Originally from the Limousin in a small town of Haute-Vienne, Bastien has always been passionate about wild animals and the nature around him. He started wildlife photography in 2006 during an improvised lookout on a summer night with a goat. Since then, his camera has not really left him.
He tries through his images to show the beauty and fragility of nature and its wild animals.
Passionate about nature since forever, Sylvain has been practicing animal photography for over 20 years now. He began photography (film) by observing mammals, and then little by little the ornithological photography became his passion. Its only ambition is to present at best the treasures that surround us, sometimes very close to home. The very confidential population of European Bee-eaters nest within an hour of his home and the Martins fishermen and the rare Gorgebleue meet a few kilometers from his home. He practices mainly the photographic lookout always having in mind the least disturbance of the wanted animals.
The tireless photo hunter
Praise of the unpopulated microfauna
Nature in all its forms
A self-taught photographer, Kevin started the picture when his first daughter was born. The landscape shots quickly took over his family photos, and have since become his favorite subjects.
The story behind the image
Witness to the beauty of nature
From Côte-d'Or to Mongolia
Passionate about travel
Reporter of the living
Photographer specialized in mountain sports
Pyrenees and bears!
The animal in its own right
Geographer & Photographer .... a cross look
Passionate about wildlife
Photographer of wild Hautes-Vosges
Soft water photographer
The Vexin in the land of attachment
The photo forever
Alliance of sport and photography
Brenne, Lozere and Normandy lover
Nature is its oxygen-eaten
Val d'Allier Nature
"i love the countryside !"
Images which liberate hiding energy.
Softness landscape.. insect agility.
To be in nature is all he needs.
Insects beneath an original point of view.
Nature and landscape from Loire, twixt the Alps and Massif Central.
A trough in the garden, a quarrel between birds.
Morning in Burgundy...
America, from north to south.
His speciality: houses made of wood.
Martinique: Upside down!
Discovering our true nature ...
Exposition at Montier
Passionate about the African wilderness
up to the pastures in
Supervision of trekking
Languedoc natural park
Scientific and biologic photos
Vue du ciel
Namur 2010 winner
The Queyras in the spotlight
From Provence to Mexico
The rediscovery Auvergne
A tour of the underwater world
Belgium animal life
Arctique and co
Perched in the canopy of Guyana
Biodiversity, nature, and forests from here and elsewhere
Link between man and nature
Alpes, Britain, England landscapes
Paysagiste basé à Grenoble
son œuvre : "Landes vivantes" est sorti
Amoureux des paysages et de la faune marine