Books

Books

Note: The quality of the facsimiles presented is variable but does not reflect the accuracy or quality of the images of the printed book pages. The pdf files presented here are, unfortunately only screen copies of the sources used for the paper printing of the books, or even a photo of the books once they are open once printed.

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USA 2015 : LA and Chicago

America as we imagine it, as we know it in its dream landscapes and its architecture that makes us dream... Some pictures of Los Angeles, a more detailed approach of Chicago.

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In Paris in 2011

Free photographic fantasy, with no particular theme. Pictures "picked" during random wanderings. Juxtaposition of visual impressions, architectural details, snapshots of everyday life in places of culture, parks, bars or along the river Seine ... Everyday's Paris, the Paris I love to live in!

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American’s panoramas

Some exceptional panoramas in the national parks of the United States are, for me, among the most beautiful places in the world: Yellowstone, Monument Valley, Brice canyon, Canyonland, Blackhills, Badlands, Mount Rushmore...

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Japanese Sensations

Snapshots collected in Japan, in the city or in the countryside, characters, objects, multiple details likely to translate and transmit, my aesthetic impressions in this country which resembles no other, combining ancient tradition and deep base of belief contrasting with a vigorous modernism ... Fascinating, impenetrable, shimmering, very graphic, the apparent oppositions are only fruitful complementarities. A real bouquet of sensations!

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Sri Lanka in 2019

It's like in India without being India... It is a whole culture specific to insularity. Portrait gallery, in the market, in the mine, in the temple, at seaside, in the mountains... A common point, the intensity of the glance, the force of life, the richness of the contact!

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Shearing of ewes in Haute Loire 2020

A new experience out of the ordinary: to be welcomed at the farm by the Besse family and the shearers' team who shared their know-how and hard work, one day shearing ewes in the hamlet of Maméas Haut, in Haute Loire.
The shed, filled by the noise and the animation of men and women, each at his post, and that of the ewes and the dogs, all living the intense tension of the moment. Tools so well run in, gestures so precise, so fast, so impeccably efficient, but so gentle and so respectful of the animals. Wool that falls in less than two minutes, in one piece, which is piled up again and again. The ewes gathered behind the barriers, those to be passed and those already sheared. What a collective synergy so perfectly orchestrated, almost without words. And finally this human intensity during the meal shared around the large table in the modern farm's kitchen.
May these images be a gift of thanks and reciprocity for these moments of life shared in all authenticity!

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Along the west coast of Madagascar in 2009

Humans and animals, by sea and by land, in their intimacy and singularity...

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In Hokkaido, Japan

Between volcanoes and clouds, sea and forests, the large northern island described partially and subjectively by some images of animals, flowers, colors, freshness and some haikus (short traditional poems) to try to make feel the so specific atmosphere of this extreme island of the Japanese archipelago.

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Paris 2010 : personalized version

An unusual exercise: the revival of a book published (A paris in 2010) to dedicate it and personalize some pictures for a close friend. The comparison of the two books is not without interest.

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Romania in 2019

Deep traditions, still very authentic countryside, renowned religious art, beautiful encounters and a new photographic friendship. Romania deserves that we take our time to taste its juxtaposed cultures and approach daily life in the simplicity of its rural lands and the wilderness of its mountains.

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Kiev 2010

A sunny week in this capital, before the troubles of the revolution...

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Our view on the world

From the expression of the gaze to the vision of the future. Eyes are both inner expression and vision. Researchers at the PREVOR laboratory work to protect this ultra-sensitive organ, so important to our lives. Saving the eyes for more than 60 years means making the most recent discoveries available to build the future so that injured humans can regain expression and vision. The photographer is a discreet witness to our emotions to evoke the ultimate goal of the PREVOR laboratory's research work.  

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In Turkey 2011

Ancient city of Ephesus, petrifying springs of Pamukkale, Istanbul, ruins of the Aspendos theatre Aphrodisias tetra pylon gateway, Cappadocia and cave dwellings. Selcuk market and Millipark on the Aegean coast. Faces and landscapes...  

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Luce, Slovenia: restoration of a mountain heritage

In Luce, in the heart of Slovenia, the Kramer family, has been safeguarding and restoring the mountain heritage of their valley for many years. Old buildings, old machines, period tools and crafts from long ago are patiently gathered and presented in an ecomuseum near the village center. As a photographer traveling through the area, I wanted to bear witness to their commitment and to all the work they have already accomplished in the service of their local heritage.

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Tanzania in 2011 (2/2)

"All" the great African bestiary and some beautiful smiles with gigantic horizons at sunset! Lion, giraffes, zebras, rhinoceros, wildebeest, hippos, jackals, wild dogs, weavers, fishing eagles, crocodiles, leopards!

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Japaness shoes collection

Shoes worn in Japan are like no other! During my travels, I have collected images of feet in shoes of all ages, genders and circumstances to illustrate this component among many other subjects specific to the culture of this country.

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In Sardinia in 2016

Religious buildings, civil constructions, ancient sites under the Mediterranean sun.  Colorful visions, preserved nature...  

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Italy 2015

Country landscapes, urban scenes between Tuscany and the Sorrento peninsula on the Adriatic coast... Travel diary a little heterogeneous to the extent of the variety offered by Italy!

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Madagascar in 2011, on the nature side

Natural wealth of Madagascar, in the region of the Tsingys of Bemaraha, minerals, fauna and flora

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“Pantone” in Yellowstone

Range of colors around the geysers of Yellowstone (USA)

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an afternoon at Paris La Défense

One-step creative exercise: shooting in a single day, developing the images in the evening and preparing a quick book edition La Défense is a district in the west of Paris, mainly made up of office towers. The light was perfect, the modern architecture interesting, lending itself well to a graphic and colorful presentation.

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An Aesthete in San Francisco

Living in San Francisco, in the middle of contemporary art, quite simply!

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Indonesia 2010/11

Welcoming Indonesia, between rice fields and volcanoes, festivities, ordinary life scene, traditions, a kaleidoscopic vision of the island of Java.

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Surimpressionism 2012 (1/2)

Taking advantage of the technical possibilities of the Nikon D4 and D5 cameras It was possible realize, during the shooting, a superimposition of images (from 1 to 9 in a maximum delay of 30 seconds), directly on the sensor. Contrary to a post-production work with photographic retouching software, this practice requires reflection prior to shooting. It is imperative to take into account as precisely as possible the following parameters: general and spotted lighting, contrasts, color range, possible movements of the scene or subjects to be superimposed to obtain an interesting effect, either by addition or subtraction. This direct exercise "without net", has fascinated me for several years.  Here is the first of the three collections made in this spirit.

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Tanzania in 2017

Human, animals in close osmosis with an immense nature, as at the dawn of time ... or almost!

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In Namibia 2016

Almost infinite mineral landscapes. The gigantic red dunes of Sossouslvei in the early morning and the violently insulated dead lake. Great thunderstorms, Fisch River flooded canyons, Etosha National Park: from the biggest animals to the smallest... Namibia shines with all these magnificence!

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In Ethiopia

Portraits of "ordinary" people, juxtaposed ethnic groups, work in the fields, deep religiosity, authentic and endearing fragments of a part of the vast Ethiopia in 2012...

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In Madagascar (2011)

Gallery of touching portraits of "joie de vivre" or sadness. Human activities in the city or in the countryside: brick kiln, aluminum foundry, quarry, markets, rice fields, cockfighting... Encounters with the incredible local fauna: chameleons, marsupials, zebus, humpback whales and so many insects!

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In Namibia 2012 (2/2)

Red dunes, dead lake and basaltic organs of Sossouslvei, portraits among the Himbas, rock engravings of Twyfelfontein, desert elephants in the Hoanib valley, leopard, ostriches, giraffes, oryx...

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Miro family from Motovun in Croatia: passion and excellence in the art of truffles

In the heart of Istria, the Miro family lives off the truffle and cultivates its excellence. A few pictures to illustrate the making of a sumptuous omelette... with fresh truffles from the morning harvest.

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Tokyo: Tsukiji fish market

The old fish market of Tokyo was located in the city. It is a privilege to have been able to wander there freely and to have twice experienced the sound and visual atmosphere of these narrow alleys criss-crossed by feverish professionals, lined with stalls so colorful and so diverse, tightly so close together ... However, we understand that for reasons of rationality and hygiene, a new modern market now replaces it in Toyosu. Modernity has broken the charm of what was one of the major living places of Tokyo in the past.

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In Tuscany 2011

First discovery of the magnificence of the Tuscan landscape. An aesthetic shock! The meeting of a nature deeply worked by the hand of the man and intimate or sumptuous historical constructions... From the countryside to the cities of Pienza, Siena and Pisa.

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Yamakado bistro tables

Story of a magical encounter between a photographer, Francois Burgher and a designer Agnès Yamakado. Sharing a sensibility and an aesthetic for the creation of the SUBLI Table. A new collaboration! Presentation of 80 models for the establishment of a first catalog.

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an afternoon at the Louvre Museum in Paris

Result of a creative challenge: taking photos at the Louvre in Paris during one afternoon, processing the photos in the evening and editing a book, in stride, the same day ... As often, I do not try to describe the place as a tourist guide would. On the contrary, I focus on certain details of the paintings that caught my eye as well as some architectural elements of the place or amazing scenes presented by the public. Book as "report" to share simple first-degree impressions ...

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In Norway for the national day (2017)

May 17th, in Norway, is the national day. Between Mandal, in the very south, the Bortelid mountain station in Vest Agder and Oslo with its futuristic opera and the Vigeland park of outdoor sculptures. Cherry trees in bloom along the fjords and, in this spring, already, again and again, everywhere this unique and bewitching sunlight...

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Pacing in Siena, Italy

Each country has its own fashion and style, especially in Italy! Sitting on the terrace of a café in Siena, images' capture "at random" of the shoes of passers-by, Italians or foreigners, locals or tourists, giving a wide range of styles and trends of this fashion accessory, that day (September 2018) in that city ...

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Japan in 2012

Spring in Tokyo, festival of cherry blossoms. Details of everyday life in Kyoto, Myajima etc.: kimonos, geisha, temples, priests and religious aesthetics. Daily food and drink...

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Jeu de mains

Jeux de mains : fantaisie créative, jeux d'enfants, gestes professionnels ou rituels... Une compilation d'images glanées aux quatre coins du monde !

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In Equateur

Photographic fantasy from nature in Ecuador and portraits of some of its inhabitants in 2014.

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Iceland

First contact with Iceland during an itinerant journey along the southern and Est coasts of this this large island. Capital with an intimate impression, great nature almost virgin, scattered habitat, omnipresence of the sea and a sumptuous minerality, in places, well watered ... It remains to complete the tour, another time in the right season, to enter the depths of the volcanic massifs of the center. Another trip!

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Milano: the 2015 Universal Exhibition

What the diversity of the architecture and decoration of the pavilions inspired me as a bouquet of images

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In Tuscany 2018

Autumn landscapes in Tuscany: late afternoon near San Quirico d'Orcia, sunrise on the heights of Bagno Vignoni, nears of Pienza... Fascination for images that I would gladly add to the list of wonders of the world!

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In Portugal in 2015

Countryside and seaside sceneries, boat and fish. Brightly colored facades: white, blue, yellow... Nature, birds and flowers. An eclectic and radiant vision.

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Surimpressionism 2012 (2/2)

Taking advantage of the technical possibilities of the Nikon D4 and D5 cameras It was possible realize, during the shooting, a superimposition of images (from 1 to 9 in a maximum delay of 30 seconds), directly on the sensor. Contrary to a post-production work with photographic retouching software, this practice requires reflection prior to shooting. It is imperative to take into account as precisely as possible the following parameters: general and spotted lighting, contrasts, color range, possible movements of the scene or subjects to be superimposed to obtain an interesting effect, either by addition or subtraction. This direct exercise "without net", has fascinated me for several years.  Here is the second of the three collections made in this spirit.

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Namibia 2012 (1/2)

Ethnic groups: Himbas, Hereros. Sossuslvei Dune Landscapes, Skeleton Coast: fur seals, elephants, giraffes and lions, zebras and rhino... Reptiles, chameleons and lizards ...

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In Burma (Myanmar) in 2011

Temples, religiosity, the life of the monks and the ethnic groups from Rangoon to the Inle Lake...

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My sixtieth birthday in Arles, France

In 2010, for my sixtieth birthday, I was invited by my friend Michèle, to the Arles Photographic Festival, an international event, a bit the equivalent of the Cannes Film Festival... Inside and outside the walls, I let my photographic fantasy express itself in a festive and relaxed atmosphere. What a wonderfull gift!

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Colors of America

Colors as a common thread in Monument Valley, Canyonland, Yellowstone, Brice Canyon, Badlands, Black Hills, Mount Rushmore...

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In Malysia 2014

Kuala Lumpur and its Petronas towers, seashores and rivers, tea hills, great apes, bears and elephants...

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In Australia 2017

Unconventional and very patchy winks on some Australian landscapes and in Sydney.

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Double shots

Taking advantage of the technical possibilities of the Nikon D4 and D5 cameras It was possible realize, during the shooting, a superimposition of images (from 1 to 9 in a maximum delay of 30 seconds), directly on the sensor. Contrary to a post-production work with photographic retouching software, this practice requires reflection prior to shooting. It is imperative to take into account as precisely as possible the following parameters: general and spotted lighting, contrasts, color range, possible movements of the scene or subjects to be superimposed to obtain an interesting effect, either by addition or subtraction with or without rotation, with or without cropping ... This exercise "without net", has fascinated me for several years.  Here is the third of the three collections made in this spirit.        

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Tanzania in 2011 (1/2)

Animals in a green and flowery nature, which is less usual than the savannah mink in the dry season. Another facet also less common: the Tanzanian coast bordered by the Indian Ocean...

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Madagascar in 2011: cultural dimension

City dwellers, breeders, gold diggers, fishermen, small businesses and habitats, all the lively diversity of the island seized over the days ...

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San Francisco, city of… to discover by theme

SF, city of architecture, communication, contrast, art and design, nature, gastronomy... SF at night, in summer, at seaside, in the move... SF, you bewitched me during so many shared stays. After my hometown, you are the one I prefer in the world! The only one in which I could move away forever.

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