My practice of photography intensified in 2017
after years of enthusiast experience.
One of my favorite accessories is an ordinary tripod, quite simply because it allows you to take long exposures to capture a maximum of photons in low light conditions, and so to deliver details that are often indistinguishable by the eye.
When traveling, I usually go with a heavy load in my backpack, in order to have on hand the optical system perfectly compatible with the subject to capture.
For plants, objects and structures, I am particularly sensitive to light when it is subtle and revealing vibrant colors. Composition is also important to me. One of my major concerns is sometimes to communicate the mood. I like unusual subjects, and what can constitute an abstract image. The places I photograph are mainly located in Laos, where I live, in Japan and Singapore.
19 July 2020, 17:52
Curved branches of a 150 year-old Ficus kurzii (Burmese Banyan) reflecting in the water of the Swan Lake, at Singapore Botanic Gardens.
11 June 2018, 15:02
Two Arecaceae (palm trees) in the fields viewed through a hole in a tree trunk damaged by fire in Don Tao (Si Phan Don, Laos), at sunset. Impression of a natural organic frame or window highlighting the main subject of the landscape. Droste effect and self-reference (recursion), poetically this picture shows two healthy trees like a rebirth through the carcass of a third one in the foreground.
11 December 2018, 17:09
Libellulidae Brachythemis contaminata, male, on Nelumbo nucifera leaf (Sacred lotus) with water drops, at the surface of a muddy pond, in Don Det, Si Phan Don, Laos. The texture of the Nelumbo is ultrahydrophobic and this particularity gave its name to the Lotus effect, when drops of water slide on the surface without wetting it.
25 August 2019, 15:18
Carved tree with reliefs of dinosaur, bird, bear, rabbit and turtle, as seen in the garden of the Buddhist temple of Haw Phra Kaew in Vientiane, Laos.
4 June 2018, 10:00
Careening of a pirogue, on the tip of a sand beach, at the bank of the Mekong in Don Puay, Si Phan Don, Laos, at golden hour. Grounded pirogue, in order to expose one side of its hull for maintenance (tightness, speed) below the water line.
18 November 2019, 16:44
Group of pirogues at sunset on the river bank of Don Tati, Si Phan Don, Laos. A cockfight organized on the island was at the origin of this gathering.
14 December 2017, 15:11
Three-quarter view of a wooden footbridge crossing the Nam Khan river, where two male workers are working at the consolidation of this structure, one standing on a pirogue and holding a heavy beam, the other one spanning the railing, in Luang Prabang, Laos
16 June 2018, 11:20
Multi-coloured kukuri-zaru talismans (worship balls) around a Koshin statue, at Kongoji Yasaka Koshin-do temple, Higashiyama-ku district, Kyoto, Japan. Worshippers write their wishes on these balls made of cloth called « kukurizaru », representing the three wise monkeys, and hang them at the site.
9 June 2019, 08:49
Illuminated Ferris wheel, Inflatable bouncing castle and carousel, at night in a funfair in front of the Mekong, Sithane Road, Quai Fa Ngum, near Vientiane Night Market, Vientiane, Laos.
25 June 2020, 19:52
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