Exhibition in New York
Publication of Traces de Vie in OpenEye
Philippe Litzer, Editor of the online magazine Open Eye, published some of the images from the Traces de Vie series in N° 25 of February-March 2022 (see on page 104).
New drone remote pilot activity
During the year 2020, the covid crisis and the difficulties in traveling had direct consequences on my professional activity and in particular with regard to photo courses. To bounce back, I invested in a drone and took training to learn to be a professional drone remote pilot to get clearance with the air authorities. On this website it is possible to discover this new activity.
2020 Cancellation of the Rencontres d'Arles
Since 1978, I have always been present to attend the various exhibitions and evenings at the festival of photography “Les Rencontres d’Arles”, it’s easy, I live here. but this year, as with many other festivals, the “Rencontres d Arles ” are cancelled.
In this time of confinement, no meetings of photographers “place du Forum” or at the roman Theâtre Antique, no exhibitions, no sharing or animated debates in front of a disconcerting work.
It’s a pity for the photo, for the creation, for all my faithful friends who come every year and for all these meetings that won’t take place: but it’s in tune with the times… and I regret it.
I invite you to discover some photos gleaned over the years during the “Rencontres d Arles”
Exhibition in Arles
THE BREATH OF TIME
AT THE RESTAURANT “Arts and Gourmandises”
26, rue du Président Wilson 13200 Arles
Infos: 06 70 80 80 16
Publication in United Kingdom
I met in July 2017 the English photographer Roger Hicks † during “Les Rencontres d’Arles”. He was a “so British” character with a white beard and a monocle. He accepted to discover my images gathered in a Portfolio. it is with great interest and deep sympathy that he looked at my work “Traces de Vie”. He finaly decided to publish a photo, at the end of October 2017, in the English magazine “Amateur Photographer” for which he worked.
Book cover of the novel Orfeo
One of my images from the series Le Souffle du Temps “Breath of Time” was used for the cover of the novel Orfeo by the American writer Richard Powers.
Click on the image to read the Wikipedia article about the novel
Click here to see the original image
Espace Van Gogh
In 2010, I was welcomed as resident artist at the Espace Van Gogh in Arles.
There are still traces of my time there on my own space on my Youtube channel
My friend Elsa (Mars) realised this painting during my artist residency at the Espace Van Gogh in Arles.
I lead photography courses in Fontvieille. Different points are dealt : how to get started with the camera, shoot and practice phototourism in emblematic places of “my” Provence (Arles, Saint Rémy de Provence, Avignon, the Camargue… ) The course continues with managing and editing your images. It is a really complete method.
Visit the website : raysunphoto