My first attempts date back to 1992 with a disposable camera waterproof to 5 meters, without flash. In 1994, diving in the wreck of St. Dominic in Marseille, I tried my first shots with a disposable camera (with a flash) which was locked in a plastic housing waterproof to 30 meters ... But my results were not very convincing ...

Things became more serious in 1995 in Corsica 20 years ago... At this time I was studing aquaculture and I needed to take underwater photos for my report. I would get some nice results using the daylight against the cages filled with seabasses and sea breams. A few weeks later in Ibiza I did other tests swimming behind a Wide-eyed flounder the tidal sand ... successful lunar atmosphere!

 

In 1996, stung by the virus I come back in strength: I bought my first housing from Marseille (purchased "au vieux plongeur"). It was a Nimar which I had to modify to fit a Nikon F70. I used a flash SB 103 which I held in my hand(not mounted). I made pretty pictures in the Lake of Annecy (shoal of perches, pikes, crayfishes) and also in Ibiza (moray eel, amberjacks, ect)

 

In 2000, Camilla, my first wife, impressed by the results from my housing tinkered bought me the amazing housing procase of SUBAL fully equipped with the Nikon F5. Then I started a crazy project: make a library of the underwater fauna and flora of Ibiza.

In 2002 I participated in my first and only photo contest to date: www.underwaterphotography.com

I won a gold medal in swimming macro and a silver medal in the category wild angle without flash.

Very encouraging results, because I only having had a few tips from Marc Debatty (former world champion) during a stay at the club where I was worked. Unfortunetly in 2003, following the death of my wife Camilla, I put aside photography ...

 

In 2007, while I was working in the club IBIZA-DIVING, I met Sylvie came diving with his club "Le léo" from Amiens. My partner triggered the return of my passion  for the underwater photography. I purchased a LUMIX FX-01 and it's housing. Using it during our first romantic holiday in Tenerife (Puerto de la Cruz), I realized with this little digital camera I could take stunning underwater photos

The following year we planned a cruise to the Red Sea with the "le Leo" club. The trip that took us from the wreck of Thislegorm to Raz Mohammed garden in southern Sinai.

2011: I purchased the D700 from NIKON, I found the F5 but in is digital version.

For financial reasons I should wait until 2012 to buy a second-hand housing SUBAL ND700 from the diving show in Paris.

Since I have been shooting with it, like the Maldives, Ibiza, Cap de Creus, Port Cros ...

In 2014, two of my photos were published on the website of the DORIS FFESSM and I made my first photography exhibition at the wildlife festival at the city of Albert (80).

The future belongs to us! ...

 

 

 My photographic parcour...

 

Hairy Triton.

Island of Tagomago (Ibiza)

Photo published in the website DORIS

Portrait of a peacock wrasse 

Cap de Créus (Spain)

Posidonia's pipe fish

Island of Tagomago (Ibiza)

Clown fish in his tentacles duvet.

Maldives

Blenny

Maldives

Eagle Ray in the iris of the sun ...

Maldives

Sylvie and a shoal of fish

Maldives

Nurse shark by night

Maldives

whale shark by night

Maldives

Deer's horns coral and shoal of fish by night 

Maldives

Whale shark and remoras

Maldives

Manta ray

Maldives

Léopard murray eel

Maldives

Sylvie and a shoal of jack.

Maldives

Oster

Maldives

Sylvie and clown fishes inside their anemonia

Maldives

White spot shark

Maldives

Anthias and serpula worm

Ibiza

Anthias portrait

Ibiza

Sylvie and Saint-Pierre fish

Ibiza

Conger eel

Ibiza

Giant Doris of Webbi

Ibiza

Cala Mastella and the Gaviota boat

Ibiza

Restaurant "El Bigote" Cala Mastella

Ibiza

Sylvie and an anchor from the XIX century

Ibiza

Brown grouper at the "cueva de la vaca"

Estartit (Espagne)

Shoal of golden lines

Ibiza

Spiny lobster

Ibiza

Flat worm

Ibiza

Gobby with yellow head

Cap de Créus

Amaya et calypso, feet in the water with Style&Co

Ibiza

Precious coral

Ibiza

Mediterranean forkbeard

Ibiza

Greather rockfish, Don Pedro wreck with Sylvie

Ibiza

Green anemonia tentacles

Ibiza

Narval shrimp

Ibiza

Greater weever 

Ibiza

Stargazer 

Ibiza

Greater rockfish

Estartit (Spain)

Dotted sea-slug

Cap de Créus (Spain)

Shoal of mediterrean golden lines (silver medal en 2002)

category wild angle in natural light

Ibiza

Cuttlerfish (gold medal)

category macro swimming

Ibiza

Octopus playing hide and seek with seafans

Island of Marseilles

Coral just before the annual spawning.

Maldives

White seabream

Cap de Créus (Spain)

light effects in the cave "la vaca"

Estartit (Spain)

Brown grouper

Island "La Gabinière"

Anthias

Maldives

whale shark 

Maldives

Manta ray (mid-water)

Maldives

Toothed tunafish

Maldives

Rubis grouper

Maldives

Giant clam

Maldives

Muray eel

Ibiza

Soft coral

Maldives

Arthropode marin

Maldives

Detail of a giant clam

Maldives

Seafans and diver

Reef of "Langoustier"

Porquerolles

Wreck the Togo

Baie de Cavalaire

Yellow blackfaced blenny female

Ibiza

Wreck the du Togo

Baie de Cavalaire

Posidonian's pipe fish

La Gabinière

Madeira's rock fish

Cap de Créus

Shoal of seabream

La Gabinière

Submarine the rubis

Cap Camarat

Star fish

Maldives

Whale shark

Maldives

Maldivien's underwater ambience

Maldives

Sylvie with a shoal of  fishes

Maldives

Puffer

Maldives

Falcon fish

Maldives

Whale shark by night

Maldives

Cleaning station

Maldives

Detail of the Brown coral

Maldives

White spot shark

Maldives

Seanfans and Sylvie

Maldives

White mantis shrimp

Maldives

Eagle ray

Maldives

Gobby

Maldives

Sylvie

Maldives

Dustbin-lid jellyfish

Estartit (Espagne)

Clown fish

Maldives

Interstellar view... Bottom diving pool of the  Nautilus à Amiens

Clown fish

Maldives

Turtle and divers

Maldives

Giant murray eel and Sylvie

Red sea - south of Sinaï

Egypte

Sting ray by night...and Bruno ;)

Maldives

Two black lines breames

Ibiza

underwater ambience

Maldives

Hacelia star fish

Ibiza

Feet underwater...Cala Mastella

Ibiza

Cavernicolous spider crab

Ibiza

Shoal of mediterrean golden lines

Ibiza

Whale shark

Maldives

Giant seafans

Red sea

Egypte

Barracoudas

Ibiza

Sylvie  and seafans

Maldives

First bubbles of my daughter...3 years and half !...

Ibiza

Young pike

Bleu lake in Picardy

France

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