Portrait of Ultra Violet, artist
Portrait of Ultra Violet, artist
Girl walks past street art in Cours Julien district, Marseille
Girl walks past street art in Cours Julien district, Marseille
Four waiters on their lunchbreak, Le Bouchon, Monaco
Four waiters on their lunchbreak, Le Bouchon, Monaco
View of the Eiffel Tower from Montmartre, Paris
View of the Eiffel Tower from Montmartre, Paris
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 the art of Kalaripayattu on the beach in Marseille
Maude practising the art of Kalaripayattu on the beach in Marseille
Migrant with the contents of his bag of belongings, Ventimiglia, Italy
Migrant with the contents of his bag of belongings, Ventimiglia, Italy
Portrait of Aurore Asso, freediver
Portrait of Aurore Asso, freediver

Guantánamo to Nice

One of the privileges of being a photographer in the South of France is the wide variety of people that I meet on my assignments, from a celebrity in Cannes to truffle hunters in the French Alps, or a writer living in Provence. Earlier this year, though, I photographed, in a typical French Riviera village above Nice, someone unlike anyone I had ever photographed, or met, before. I was asked by the writer of his book to take the portrait of a man who, before his arrival on the French Riviera, had spent 7 years in Guantánamo Bay prison. Continue reading…

Portrait of Lakhdar Boumediene (former prisoner of US prison camp Guatanamo Bay)'s profile against a blue sky.

morocco: on assignment in cinema city

Do writers have an easier life than photographers on travel assignments? Yes – and no. Earlier this year, I journeyed far from the South of France with a good travel writer friend on an editorial commission. Close to the edge of the Sahara desert, we made a reportage about Ouarzazate, Morocco’s moviemaking headquarters, for an Aramco World magazine feature. Continue reading…

Photograph of a giant sculpture of a film production black and white clapper board on a roundabout

italian riviera: a village like no other

A short drive into Italy from the South of France, less than an hour east of Monaco, is a rather exceptional hilltop village. Not only does it claim independence from Italy, and have rich, historical connections to the Templar Knights, but today much of its property is suddenly being bought up by a mysterious religious sect. On a recent photographer assignment with FT Wealth magazine, I made reportage photographs and took portraits of a princess, knights and sect leaders. Continue reading…

Portrait of Brother Riccardo Bonsi, dressed in Knights Templar robes