ABOUT LORIENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY
“ Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ” – Confucius
Originally from Lorient, in beautiful Brittany (Celtic part of France), photography, arts and travels have been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember.
My travels have taken me to many parts of Europe and Asia as well as other locations around the globe, allowing me to photography the beauty of our world, its natural scenery, its people and its cities.
I am now living in Rennes (France) where I offer my photography services to individuals, families, budding performers, independent professionals as well as business & corporate clients.
Most of the time I use a Nikon D700 with a NIKKOR AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. It’s reliable, has a fast shutter speed and covers a wide range of shooting situations.
I also use the Nikon’s top-of-the-line SB 910 Speedlight Flash unit whenever necessitated, as well as high quality professional equipment as part of my mobile photography studio.
Indeed, all my images are professionally processed with Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop. I also do a lot of tutorials such as the Phlearn ones to improve my skills on a continuous basis.
My photography style has often been described as sensitive, intimate & classy.
Apart from some artistic portraits or professional headshots, I use minimal to no posing in my portrait photography, so the story can unfold naturally – creating a true reflection of the subjects character or connection.
But as an image maker I also love to create narrative images that will tell stories and express or evoke feelings and emotions.
Ultimately I do think there is beauty within and beyond the ordinary and my role is to capture that and turn it into art.
It is my love for artistic digital enhancement that really gets my creative juices flowing.
I particularly enjoy using texture layers to add a very unique atmosphere in some of my images. But while I have a few artistic shots that are heavily manipulated, I prefer to apply subtle adjustments and changes to most of my images.
Ultimately I touch up my ‘digital negatives’ to recreate and enhance what I felt and saw when the capture was made.
This is certainly the reason why my retouching style has often been described as ‘highly atmospheric’.