Despite the troubles faced by the aviation industry since the beginning of the pandemic, Alsim, the global flight simulator manufacturer, based on the outskirts of Nantes, is going from strength to strength. Today, their latest and most ambitious project, the Airliner simulator - a hybrid Airbus/Boeing model, is coming off the production lines in their new manufacturing facility.
These last 12 months, I’ve had the pleasure of working for the computer programming structure within the French bank, Banque Populaire (iBP), creating a set of images for their new dedicated photo library. This project being part of an overhaul of the company's branding and communication strategy.
Summer is the season for big music festivals in France and they don’t come any bigger than the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, Brittany, approaching it’s 50th edition and attracting three quarters of a million Celtic music enthusiasts over ten days at the beginning of every August.I had the pleasure of attending for the first time a few weeks ago on a commission for Blackmagic Design, one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology.
With the new school year just around the corner, delighted to have been part of the team, along with Alcali Design and 7h47 web development, involved in the creation of the new visual communication campaign for the Montessori School in Paris, now known as atMontessori.
It was a real privilege being asked back by Alsim to photograph their new AL172 MK II flight simulator and update their stock of library images - commercial department, research & development, maintenance, production units- for their new communication needs.
It was a real pleasure returning to Chateau de Bois Giraud last Easter Monday to catch up with the Parker family and some of their friends for a "lifestyle shoot".
As part of the annual summer public art installation and cultural festival known as the “Voyage à Nantes”, I had the pleasure of being commissioned to photograph the Oscillation project, situated in the up and coming thriving area known as the “ Quartier de la Création”, or if you wish, the Creative Quarter.
I had the privilege of accompanying 24 St.Edward's university students and their two professors- Jack Musselman (Philosophy) & Steve Rodenborn (Theology) - on a "Rome in the Scriptures" educational
The French Prime Minister officially launched, on January 21st, the beginning of work on the construction of Alstom's offshore windfarm Haliade project at Montoir de Bretagne.
Over the course of two days I photographed the process of unloading and storing on site at la Rochelle, the giant foundation structures which will soon be installed off the coast of western France, as part of an 80 turbine, wind farm project.
Delighted to have a series of pictures published in the Guardian today for a travel feature on Nantes, my adopted home town for the last 15 years.
I was delighted to have been commissioned again by the collective of architect designers Ateliervecteur to photograph their new creation Intermède in Nantes, following on from the success of their Oscillation project back in 2016. Like that previous installation, this architectural project skillfully combines both a practical function as well as offering an artistic response to the surrounding environment.
Now celebrating its 114th edition – “le Congrès des Notaires de France”- this institution of French civic, legal and political life, is an event I have now covered for the last four years. This year, there was a particular enticement, as the Convention was being held in Cannes. It was taking place in the Palais des Festivals, following on just one week after the internationally renowned film festival.
Being bilingual and also a part-time teacher myself, I felt particularly well-suited, when commissioned to carry out a 2 day reportage shoot at the international Rennes School of Business, in spring of this year.
Today saw the official inauguration in the port of Saint Nazaire, of Floatgen , the first deep-water offshore wind turbine destined for the French seas. This innovative and complex project has been developed by three major partners : Idéol, Bouygues and the Ecole Centrale de Nantes.
At the beginning of this new year, I had the pleasure of enjoying the very welcoming and stimulating company of Marie-Hélène Fasquel, whose portrait I was taking for the newspaper La Croix.
Having first had the pleasure of collaborating with this prestigious Texan university last year in Angers, as part of their studying abroad programme, I was delighted to be asked to cover a special trip to the UK organised