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My 30 Top Pictures On Instagram

Basilica Menor de la Inmaculada Conceptión, Jardín, Antioquia, Colombia

Yes, I am quite new to Instagram, though I now have been quite active over the last 8 to 10 months. With a few hundred pictures shared on this Social Media, it’s a good time to look back at the “feedback” (Likes & Comments”) received…

The results are actually quite unsettling, and quite different from the pictures I sell year after year through my Stock Image Agency. I clearly did not anticipate several trends: Continue Reading →

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Colombia – A Selection Of 93 Pictures

Templo la Immaculada y San Lorenzo, Barichara, Santander

Templo la Immaculada y San Lorenzo, Barichara, Santander, Colombia

In summer 2009, I spent 7 weeks in Colombia and discovered Salento & the Zona Cafetera; Popayan, San Agustin, Tierradentro & the Desierto de Tatacoa; Bogota; Villa de Leyva, San Gil, Barichara & Bucaramanga; Medellin (during the Feria de las Flores); Santa Marta, Taganga & Tayrona National Park; Rioacha & La Guajira (up to Punta Gallinas) and last but not least Cartagena de Indias.

In summer 2016, I also traveled 7 weeks there and visited Villa de Leyva, Monguí, Barichara & San Gil; Riohacha & La Guajira (up to Punta Gallinas); Medellin (during the Feria de las Flores); Jardín, Salento & the Zona Cafetera; El Chocó (Bahia Solano); Bogota; Caño Cristales; Popayan & San Agustin; and last but not least Cartagena de Indias.

Here you find a selection of 78 Pictures of Colombia… Continue Reading →

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A Selection Of My Best Architecture Pictures

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

I sometimes use roads well traveled to discover and photograph world famous sights, like the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu or the Golden Gate Bridge, but most of the time I try to stay Off The Beaten Track. Believe it or not, but some of the best Architecture Pictures I made were (in my opinion) not one from those unique monuments… Continue Reading →

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A Selection Of My Best Wild Life Pictures

Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) or Ballena Franca Austral, Peninsula Valdez National Park, Northern Patagonia, Argentina, South America

Southern Right Whale, Peninsula Valdez National Park, Argentina

More often than not, Wild Life Photography is associated with Safaris in Africa, looking for some nice shots of the “Big 5”. Nonetheless, opportunities are numerous on all continents. Actually, in my experience, some of the best Wild Life Pictures can even be made in lesser known destinations… Continue Reading →

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A Selection Of My Best Landscape Pictures

Sulphure rock formations of various colors and shapes, Dallol, Danakil Depression, Ethiopia, East Africa

Sulphure Rock Formations, Dallol, Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Traveling through Asia, Africa & South America, I had the chance to discover and experience some of the most breathtaking Landscapes on this planet, an incredible opportunity for amazing pictures. But not all the pictures of Landscape I especially like were made in “unique places”: more often than not, the right light, the right composition, the right idea enabled me to shoot some of the nicest pictures I have ever made (in my opinion). Continue Reading →

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A Selection Of My Best Portraits

Holi Festival, when Indus celebrate the beginning of Spring, by throwing coloured water and gulal (powder) at anyone within range, Bundi, Rajasthan, India

Holi Festival, Bundi, Rajasthan, India

Discovering new cultures and different lifestyles is definitely one of the highlights when traveling. For me, shooting Portraits of those different cultures too! This is all the more true since traditional ways of life are disappearing at a devastating speed, replaced by a standardized, uniformed way of life. Will we all wear the same Jeans, the same T-Shirts and the same Sneakers soon? Probably! This is also why I try to travel to more remote areas, where people still stick to their culture & traditions. Continue Reading →

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A Selection Of My Best Travel Pictures

Fishermen on Inle Lake, Myanmar - Them rowing their boats with one leg contributed to making the lake a legend. This technique allows them to throw / pull their nets with both hands.

Fishermen on Inle Lake, Myanmar

Travel Photography is as diverse as Travel Experiences can be, and this very diversity is probably the main specificity of Travel Photography. You actually have to cover almost all possible fields of Photography: Portraits / People; Landscapes; Architecture; Wild Life; and maybe Sport in some countries. The main exception might be Studio Photography, which clearly does not occur while traveling (at least not in my experience). And this is what makes Travel Photography so challenging, but also so rewarding, and in any case never boring! Continue Reading →

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Photo Exhibition: “Terra Incognita” ?

New Travel Destinations: Bolivia, Ethiopia, Iran, Myanmar

InvitationPapier-TerraIncognita - copieCountries like Bolivia, Ethiopia, Iran or Myanmar have been opening to visitors over the last years and are getting easier and easier to reach, both for experienced and less experienced travelers. These countries abound with highlights and offer different, partly more “authentic” travel experiences. Continue Reading →

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Markets Around The World – A Selection Of 40 Pictures

A Photo Essay on Markets in Africa, Asia, the Middle-East and South America

Bac Ha Sunday Market, North Vietnam

Bac Ha Sunday Market, North Vietnam

No matter where I travel, I immensely enjoy visiting markets. Many of them, especially in Africa & in Asia, but also in the Middle East & in South America, are an assault on your senses: colorful and at times disorientating, aromatic or even intoxicating, vibrant and eventually hectic places… But this is where “the real life” can be found, so different from touristic highlights (though some markets have turned extremely popular in the last years, also amongst tour groups…)

Here you find a selection of 40 pictures I took at markets in Asia (China, Myanmar, Vietnam & India), in Africa (Ethiopia & Senegal), in the Middle-East (Oman) & in South America (Colombia & Bolivia). Continue Reading →

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