My name is Valérie. I was born in the north of France and currently live in Bordeaux. I studied Chinese for five years while living in Paris, Beijing and Taipei. For almost 20 years I worked as a consultant for French companies seeking to do business in China, then for fashion and design companies looking for business opportunities abroad.
In 2014, after two years as an amateur photographer, I took my first photography class at Ecole des Gobelins; this launched my new life as a photographer.
My focus is in street photography. I like to work in bare places where rays of light and curious juxtapositions create the perfect backdrop for enigmatic vignettes; fleeting dramas or winkles that balance halfway between fiction and reality.