Now retired and nearly 70, I rediscovered 6 years ago my old passion for photography after nearly 40 years without touching a camera. I call photography my passion, my wife calls it my obsession.... I think my wife deeply regrets having offered me a new DSLR for my birthday 6 years ago!
I have not received any photographic formal training except for an hour with a friend in a dark room when I was eighteen.
When I was young, I wanted to become a photojournalist probably a war correspondent but it was not considered a good enough career by my parents. So I finished being a geologist. Although I cannot deny that I enjoyed my career, my original choice stayed in the back of my mind and I have kept the greatest admiration for those who made it successfully into photojournalism.
My recent "rediscovery" is purely artistic and "humanistic", totally free of financial interest or expectations and probably very selfish!....
What makes me buzz are interactions with people, street photography, portraits, family photography with occasional interest in landscapes.
I took part in the 1968 student revolution in France where we all wanted to build a better world. The spirit is still there and I want to use my photography to reflect my activist ideals.