My Dad offer me my first camera for my 16's birthday. Few months later, I got a job as a tourism photographer. Since then, I never stopped and was organising up to 3 photoshoots per week. I started to get known in my town and company was asking for professional service. I started my own business at 19 while I was still studying a real estate degree. After my degree, I realised real estate was not the right job for me so I left France for Australia and set myself as a freelancer in Melbourne. I learnt so much the past year about fashion photography and are now proud to see my work published in international fashion magazine.
As you can tell, I really like fashion. I also really like portrait because it's often a one at one photoshoot where you can feel more connected to the model than when you have a creative team around you. I have been working as a photographer in a kindergarten and it also was a lot of fun. I had to take candid shots of then with 10 minutes per kids. Playing in the sand, jumping around, running, racing on the bike, etc... so I was basically making a new friend every 10 minutes!
I am pretty open to any places to shoot. I always take it as a challenge to get the best images out of a difficult place. I mostly like parks like Fitzroy Garden, but also city rooftops, the RMIT basketball ground because of the colours and the light is really nice in the morning. Parliament is also a good location to shoot. There is many options in Melbourne and surrounding areas such as Richmond.
Fatefully at the age of 21 on my first solo overseas journey I connected with a camera I found at an Airport I found in London. It reminded me of my childhood, how my Dad always had a camera in hand at the ready, also memories of studying media at school & the feeling of anticipation whilst waiting for film to develop......This began my love of photography......When my father passed years after it triggered life events that helped drive me to realise this medium was my love & therefore the passion to make it my career.
I enjoy events of all kinds as they are different on so many levels, from the people, to styling, food & venues. I love that I am able to capture so many aspects of the occasion, it's like documenting a story. The icing on the cake for me is when I see or hear the elation from my clients after they have viewed the images which often takes them back in time reliving that special event or seeing a moment they may have missed.
I don't generally have a favourite of anything as for me things change all the time, depending on my mood, feeling or what time of day it is. That is also what is great about what I do.....being able to make the mundane & ordinary look great! Never judge a book by it's cover!
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
We have a ball coming up and would like to get pictures of the crowd
All high-resolution digitals