People make the place
I have always been fascinated by certain geographical names. Loaded with history or evocations of a legendary past, they have captivated me over the years: Samarkand, Lhasa, Timbuktu... As for others, as soon as I saw a picture, I knew that I had to go.
Understand the place you're photographing
I first visited Paris with my father when I was 12 years old. My second time, I was 15 and went with two friends, spending many hours on the steps of Sacré-Coeur.
Contrast old and new in your photos
The original Potato Eaters was painted in Nuenen. What I really like about the painting is that, while it is quite naive in a way, it is painted with so much passion and power.
Photography is all about anticipation
San Sebastián, like all cities, offers up surprises at every turn. When you hit the streets of a city in search of its essence, you’ve got to be prepared. That is, the communication between camera and photographer is continuous.
Real life happens not far from the crowd
When I am in Florence, I always try to imagine what amazing energy there must have been in its glorious past when all those great artists were creating their masterpieces.
Show more by showing less
I simply love silhouettes. I think they are one of the greatest inventions of the visual world. Things are brought back to their forms and often forms are associated with ideas.
Learn to act naturally with the camera
Street photography can be very different, depending on where one is. The destination, the people, the economic situation or even the cultural differences are very important when we want to take a portrait that will reflect reality.
Find a scene and wait for people to enter it
The tanneries in Fez are a well established subject for photography in Morocco, so I really felt the need to try a different approach and show something new.
Experiment with the 'blue hour' to evoke the night
One of the busiest moments for a travel photographer tends to be the last hours of the working day, when the golden light of the sun gives everything a great warmth.
Photo Tip: Choose your focus
Tuscany is one of the world’s most popular destinations for photographers, and rightly so. The beautiful landscapes are dotted with medieval villages, strategically built atop the highest hills.