My interest for wildlife, and birds in particular, started at a young age, but it needed a little something more to become a full-time pursuit. That spark was photography, which I started in earnest in 2015, in Helsinki. Now I have turned my passion into a job, and from the Arctic tundra to the Southern Ocean, I go on adventures looking for beauty, strife and survival. From that, I tell stories about the natural world, its struggles and the effort a few brave souls put in to preserve it.
I am fascinated by the complexity of ecosystems, and the interactions between living beings. I firmly believe that all things have a right to grow, and I want to use my photography to defend fair and sustainable development, to have a positive impact on both wild and human life. This is why I document conservation stories and tell about them around the world. Seeing is believing, and I want people to believe wilderness is worth saving.
I love birds, and I love all birds. I have a passion for the “underbird”, the little drab-looking one from a remote corner of the world or the noisy city dweller that everyone hates. I know that all life on earth is affected by human choices, no matter where they live. I also know that people will have to accept wild species as neighbours, so I strive to tell their stories in the hope of birthing empathy and care. In my images, I often show birds in their environment, as it gives a sense of place to those fascinating creatures, and an idea of what conditions they face in their natural habitat. Action conveys emotion, and so does light, so I always try to incorporate them to create refined scenes, even when the subject seems plain or saddening. I love passing on the knowledge I’ve amassed to eager fellow image makers. I’m a relaxed and enthusiastic teacher, and I always aim to share moments of wildlife photography with people in an educational and accessible fashion, with a focus on ethical and creative photography (and no, they are not incompatible!). Whether you choose to join me on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Central Asia or for an online post-processing session, I can offer a fun and valuable experience.
My curious and adventurous spirit has brought me to explore many corners of the earth. I have lived in France, Turkey, Denmark and Finland. In addition, I spent one year travelling through New Zealand, learning about wildlife, natural history and conservation. It was an eye-opening endeavour that truly put me on track to become a photo reporter, as much of my ecological sensibility was born there, between volunteering for penguins, stories of extinction and school strikes for climate. I am a guide on wildlife photography trips to Central Asia, where I pioneer new tours in extraordinary but little-travelled environments. I have also been lucky to explore the Caribbean, Chile, British Columbia, Iceland, Norway, Turkey, Greece, India, Mauritius, Vanuatu and Queensland.
My images have been published in leading French nature magazine Terre Sauvage. They have also received accolades in high-profile international competitions such as Bird Photographer of the Year or Emotion’ailes. In 2018, I was awarded an Enderby Trust Scholarship to join a cruise-expedition to the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia.
Outside of photography, I am particularly fond of fantasy worlds, especially in books and video games. Metal music is also dear to my heart, I actually started as a concert photographer before veering towards nature and wildlife!
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