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Making the best of a El Nino storm in San Francisco

»Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Featured, photo spot, Portfolio, Portraits, San Francisco

Making the best of a El Nino storm in San Francisco

This year was supposed to be a rainy year here in San Francisco, so I was planning a raining shoot. I was looking for a rainy, grey-ish day where my model was wearing the only color in the image. It was raining quite hard on Sunday, we found the streets of San Francisco quite empty. You too can get your own photoshoot session! Contact me. If you want to receive these posts by email, you can subscribe to my mailing list. All the images presented here are available for licensing or as fine art...

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2015 in images

»Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Ethiopia, Featured, France, Istanbul, Japan, Nice, Portfolio, San Francisco, volcano

2015 in images

Last year was not my most productive year as a photographer. I still took over 20000 images but it’s half what I did in 2014. And it’s not because I have not traveled abroad (I went to Ethiopia, Japan, France and Turkey) but I did not go out locally as much as I usually do. My day job kept me busy and I did not have much spare time. Even this blog is suffering from my lack of free time. Finally at the end of February, I was able to compile my best images for 2015. Better late than never is one my motto in life. Interestingly enough, there is a theme that is emerging from my images, I love cityscape (my top 4 images are Tokyo, San Francisco, Nice and San Francisco again). I love man-made structures, you have to go to my volcano image to find a purely...

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Postcard from Istanbul

»Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in Featured, Istanbul, postcard

Postcard from Istanbul

On my way to Europe, the cheapest flight was transiting thru Istanbul. Yes, I know it’s a 2-hour slight detour when your final destination is Nice, France. But Turkish Airlines had great price and a free 7-day layover. I have always dreamed of Istanbul, the first European city (or the first Asian city depending on how you look at it). It’s the cradle of the European civilization, it used to be a Christian city and now it’s a Muslim one. We could only stay four days, so we picked an AirBnb in Sultanahmet’s neighborhood and we walked everywhere. Our first stop was the basilica cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı). It is the only underground cistern that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (that is formerly Constantinople), Turkey. We went...

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Porsche Rennsport Reunion (5th edition) – part 2

»Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Featured, Laguna Seca, weekend

Porsche Rennsport Reunion (5th edition) – part 2

This is my second Rennsport and I was very exited to go back this year with a better access. The theme of this reunion was “Legends of Le Mans”. Most Le Mans Porsche winning cars were on display and racing around the track. If you are interested in the racing portion, check out the first part of this blog. In this second part, I will focus on showing you the most incredible cars I have seen and also how close we could get to them. This is a panoramic view of Laguna Seca during Rennsport V. Over 57000 fans came to see 1820 street and race cars. Porsche A.G, the Porsche Museum and private collectors (like Bruce Canepa or Jerry Seinfeld) brought historical cars that are rarely seen all together. Among them was significant cars that have won Le Mans. I...

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Porsche Rennsport Reunion (5th edition) – part 1

»Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Featured, Laguna Seca, weekend

Porsche Rennsport Reunion (5th edition) – part 1

The Porsche Rennsport Reunion 5th edition (in short Rennsport V) is a gathering of everything that has raced made by Porsche. It includes race cars and drivers, collector vehicles, historic models. This is the 5th edition since 2001 and the second one in Laguna Seca. The title Rennsport was drawn, quite simply, from the German term for “racing.” So the first thing you notice when you arrive at Laguna Seca is noise. There are cars racing! Saturday we watched the Gmund Cup composed of Porsche 550, 550A, RSK, RS60-61 (4&8 cyl.) 2000 GSGT (Dreikantschaber), Abarth Carrera, 356, 904-4cam and Porsche specials The second race was the Eifel Trophy for 911 (911 up to 2.5 liter), 911TR, 911ST, 914, 914/6. It was a wonderful sight to have early 911 racing around...

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Ethiopia – Erta Ale

»Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Ethiopia, Featured, long trip, volcano

Ethiopia – Erta Ale

One of our main reasons for going to the Ethiopia was to see the semi-permanent lava lake at night on the Erta Ale. Erta Ale is about 600 meters high and is located near the north east of Ethiopia. It’s actually very close to the law-less country Eritrea. It is notable for holding the longest-existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century (1906). Volcanoes with lava lakes are very rare: there are only six in the world (Erta Ale, Ethiopia – Ambrym, Vanuatu – Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica – Kīlauea, Big Island, Hawaii [there are actually two in Hawaii: Halemaʻumaʻu and Pu’u O’o craters] – Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of the Congo). The largest one is the Nyiragongo but is now...

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