At the age of 12, a big fan of Philippe de Dieuleveult, I dream of being a helicopter pilot and traveling the planet with a camera.
At the age of 20, I joined alpine hunters while continuing my training as a pilot with Michel Anglade, the greatest helicopter pilot and friend of Philippe, the idol of my childhood.
It is at the age of 33 that my dream comes true and that with Caroline, begins a career of aerial photographer. Our aerial adventures will take us to the four corners of the planet to reveal the beauties for more than 10 years. We were lucky to have the confidence of prestigious magazines, including Geo.
Since 2016 and after 33 books of aerial photography, we have changed direction to return to our first love and wildlife photography in order to participate in the preservation of endangered species.
A sentence ! That of Mr. Latécoere, founder of the air mail service:
"I redid all the calculations, our idea is unachievable ... we only have one thing left to do ... to realize it"
After 10 years in the US and a mini-career as a macro economist at the World Bank in Washington DC, I leave the statistics, pack my bags to stop posing them and I'm Frank in all his travels.
My job is double. This is logistics. Whether it's finding a machine at the end of the world, one or more pilots to fly it, or finding a place to stay, something to eat, or gasoline to drop on Frank's course.
But on board, I ensure navigation (I work with maps and GPS) and manage the storyboard (I validate the lens to photograph and links the indications of Frank). I then take note of all that is done in order to be sure to be able to locate each shot.
On the way back, I manage the account while my dear husband writes a new storyboard.
A highlight: A family of Saharawites welcomes us with arms wide open after a breakdown in the middle of the desert. But damage ... The breakdown was fixed and we had to leave again.