I’m passionate about photography. I specialize in landscapes, cities and interior designs. I love to learn new photography or retouching techniques and like to share them.
I like very dramatic type photos, inspired by world famous movies such as Amélie Poulain by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Angela of Luc Besson, War Horse by Steven Spielberg, Gone with the wind by Victor Fleming, Gladiator by Ridley Scott. I cannot help myself when I take a portrait I try to make it as a movie poster. In short I like the drama look.
I shot a full series of photos for about 8 years in Paris where every shot looked like it came straight out of a movie.
Some of my photos are heavily retouched, some not. What matters to me is the emotional impact, do people get something out of it or not?
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark 2, Canon 7D. For my landscapes I use mainly the Canon 17-40 F4, sometimes the Canon 24-70 2,8. When I shoot portraits I also sometimes use the Canon 70-200 F4. But I would say I work 90% of the time with the 17-40. I recently started shooting with the Sony A7R and use the 35mm and 24-70mm Zeiss lenses which are amazing.
I retouch most of my photos with Lightroom, and if I really need to, I do the finishing touches in Photoshop. My workflow has really evolved from using a lot of Photoshop to 90% of Lightroom and 10% of Photoshop.
I also do a lot of HDR using Photomatix, but I also love the natural pleasing result using just one raw file with Lightroom. I use Kolor to make great panoramas.
My favorite Plug-in is MacPhun. I also shoot a lot with the ND 1000 filter for long exposures effects. I also love to play as an actor and direct movies, I shot three short films and I’m working on new projects in that field. I think that creating images for people to enjoy is the most amazing job in the world :-)