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

Quest for Bouillabaisse

Provençal fish stew bouillabaisse is no longer the poor Marseille fisherman’s food it once was. Some say if you don’t pay at least €75 per serving, its not the real deal. Other experts on France’s food scene argue that with cheap imitations, changing availability of ingredients and preparation shortcuts, it is no longer possible to find the genuine article at all. As photographer, I was sent to Marseille recently on assignment from Nice, with a Paris-based writer and a an eminent French food critic, to investigate. Continue reading…

Close-up photograph of a dish of fish stew bouillabaisse

Toddler TV Hero

You may not recognise this man, but you’ve probably come across his creations. The smooth, British inventor of Bob the Builder and Paw Patrol lives in Monaco. I was sent on assignment to take his portrait for a German business magazine. During the shoot, I got banished from a superyacht port (for disobeying Monaco photographer regulations) and later watched helplessly as a storm gust carried off my studio flash. Yet, by the time our gin & tonics were served, I was shaken, but not stirred. Continue reading…

Portrait photograph of Keith Chapman, standing on the quayside of a luxury yacht harbour

Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the best known sporting events held in the South of France. I had a corporate commission as event photographer for one of the main race sponsors this year. Asked to capture their super-wealthy guests having fun, and participating in some rather special Formula One experiences, I wound up with an interesting reportage. However, very few of the photos may be shown, in fact most had to be destroyed – on purpose. Continue reading…

Photograph of red Formula One car cornering on race track