The MANERA team headed up North to Lewis & Harris islands.
Whether you are up in the Hebridean islands or just riding your local spot in winter, cold water creates something unique, it connects people and inspires mutual respect.
Frozen smiles & veins filled with frigid water, nothing stops the cold water community from going out there. Being cold, wearing thick rubber, putting on wet wetsuits in the morning… these are small sacrifices compared to the rewards.
This movie is an ode to all the guys & girls braving harsh weather to live their passion.
Shoot for the brand Tribord Sailing By Decathlon.
Once again with Kito de Pavant and his team “Made in Midi”. This year we had no Helicopter, and just 1 hour on a motorboat to shoot the boat from outside. I did a lot from onboard with my drone, so i wanted to show the Human side when I was with my camera, and not with my drone.
Photoshoot for the promotion of the last Pilot Saloon 42 by Wauquiez.
Few photos for Cyclist mag
Work with Amel yacht about the last AMEL 55
Few shots with my friend Quentin in town, Quentin is training for the Irom man in Hawaii.
In April 2017 i've been shooting the 2018 North-Sails/Fanatic windsurf collection.
This year we did in for the very first time in the south of France.
I'm proud to shoot those big brands in my own country. We had 3 days very windy and choppy so it was hard to shoot but the result is amazing.
Super nice to work with Reverso Project, they gave me almost carte blanche for the shooting and trusted me 100% so we did a lot of different shoots together, and hopefully more to come!
This was so far the best trip I ever did. It was much more then a shooting.
We went on Spring Island, one square kilometer of wild forest on the rugged west coast of Canada.
The MANERA athletes settled a small camp and lived there for seven days, looking for wind, waves & adventure.
We ended up on Rugged Point Beach, untangling our Kite lines over bear tracks.
One morning Etienne found his neoprene boots devoured by the wolves. We surfed with a whale...
Even if the conditions are sometimes rough, changeable & unpredictable, we would not exchange our seats for a more classic destination. Cold weather, adventure & lack of comfort create lasting memories that only those who have experienced them can understand.
Our mind still shivers at the memory of these sessions,
Our hands are still shaking at the frozen memory of that water.
Starring: Pauline VALESA, David TONIJUAN, Paul SERIN, Camille DELANNOY, Etienne LHOTE.
Video: Petole Prod / Olivier SAUTET
Photo: Robin CHRISTOL
Music in order of appearance:
Alaskan Tapes – In Living Space
The Foreign Objects – Born Again Blues Man
Kevin Morby – Harlem River
Chromatics – Into The Black
Wild Pacific Expedition
Tofino Surf Camp
From the Helishot to the start, I've been following Kito De Pavant & Yannick Bestaven for the Transat Jacques Vabres! here is a preview!
Shooting this year again for Fondation FDJ, who won the Tour de France à la Voile 2017.
Shoot for the brand new Allures 45.9 in front of la Grande Motte.
I've Been shooting 3 days for Outremer for the delivery of the new boat of Elayna & Riley from Sailing la Vagabonde.
During one year I've been following Kito de Pavant's project for the vendée globe with Bastide-Otio
Here is the story from the beginning until the race start.
The first race of the boat since the Transat Jacques Vabres was the Rolex Giraglia with the team Made in Midi, then some modifications on the boat, and it was time to go to the Sables d'Olonnes,
Unfortunatelly Kito had to stop this Vendée Globe after a collision with an UFO who broke his keel and open his boat, he had to abandon his boat to the ocean.
Some work i did for the brand of sailing catamarans Outremer.
In may 2016 we went to Iceland to shoot the 2017 Manera wetsuits collection.
We went with camping car across iceland to get the best Kitesurfing conditions and surf when it was not windy enough.
Since 2015 I'm following riders of the team Sud de France on some different events, here is some work I did in 2016.
My photos of Damien Seguin's project for the Tour de France à la Voile sponsored by Fondation FDJ
I've been following the "Agence Traversée" during a walk across the Vercors mountains.
My work for the french sailing magazine Voiles & Voiliers in Corsica.
My work for the brand Magic Marine for the 2016 collection.
A part of the work I did for Kalypse / Exuskin.
My Friend and colleague Pierre Bourras was busy working in Hawaii so he asked me to help him, and to shoot for "le souffle du nord" with Thomas Ruyant while the boat was in refit, getting ready for the Vendée Globe 2016-2017.
When the light is good I shoot my brother doing skimboard at home.
Some photos for those big sunbath made in France.
A part of my work for Chateau Léoube during Les Voiles de Saint Tropez onboard of the 100ft sailing yacht Nomad IV.
In July 2015 I did the tour de France à la voile with Made in Midi (Kito de Pavant) as sailor but also as photographer, so here is the story of this nice month of racing.