Portrait of artist Ultra Violet
Portrait of artist Ultra Violet
Girl wearng yellow walks past street art in Cours Julien district, Marseille
Girl wearng yellow walks past street art in Cours Julien district, Marseille
Waiters on their lunchbreak at Bouchon restaurant, Monaco
Waiters on their lunchbreak at Bouchon restaurant, Monaco
Couple looks at the view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from Montmartre, Paris, France
Couple looks at the view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from Montmartre, Paris, France
Flock of sheep being brought down to a barn at dusk in the South of France
Flock of sheep being brought down to a barn at dusk in the South of France
Maude practising Kalaripayattu on the beach in Marseille
Maude practising Kalaripayattu on the beach in Marseille
Portrait of French policeman Bernaud in uniform holding a chalkboard where he has written 'I Love Jazz', French national flag in the background
Portrait of French policeman Bernaud in uniform holding a chalkboard where he has written 'I Love Jazz', French national flag in the background
Diptych portrait of Aurore Asso, freediver, photographed by the sea just after a dive off Villefranche-sur-Mer in the South of France
Diptych portrait of Aurore Asso, freediver, photographed by the sea just after a dive off Villefranche-sur-Mer in the South of France
Diptych portrait of Driss, North African economic migrant, with the contents of his bag, photographed in a street in the Italian-French border town of Ventimiglia
Diptych portrait of Driss, North African economic migrant, with the contents of his bag, photographed in a street in the Italian-French border town of Ventimiglia

monaco: mission control

Something rather exciting is happening up in the sky at the moment. The first ever round-the-world flight of a solar-powered plane is being attempted, and the project’s mission control centre is based right here on the French Riviera. You might think that Monaco’s 2 km² wouldn’t be ideally suited to housing a space station, but you’d be wrong. I was one of many photographers and journalists to visit Solar Impulse’s Mission Control in Monte Carlo recently, to take a portrait of engineer Michael Anger. Continue reading…

Portrait of engineer Michael Anger in front of a world route map

countdown to Cannes

Summer is just around the corner in the South of France and the Cannes Film Festival is but weeks away. As a freelance photographer, Cannes generally offers me some interesting commissions. Editorial portraits and corporate event shoots during the festival open doors to places and people that I would be unlikely to stumble across otherwise, although conditions are sometimes challenging. From dealing with a stroppy Palme d’Or winner to battling seasickness in a powerboat, I’ve found Cannes to be anything but dull. Continue reading…

Photography of man stepping off a powerboat onto a jetty in Cannes harbour

murder most horrid…and a portrait of a baroness

The murder earlier this year of Monaco’s richest woman brought international press attention to this unique corner of the French Riviera. Leading news magazine Der Spiegel sent two writers down to the South of France to write a feature on Monaco’s social scene and I, as photographer, made portraits of their interviewees. The Minister of the Interior, a tenant making a last stand against eviction and a rather special Baroness made for an interesting mix of subjects to photograph. Continue reading…

Portrait photograph of Baroness von Brandstetter against blue backdrop