RETRO 2020

This strange year is coming to an end. It was about time.
When I see the 1st photograph (10:42 am on January 1st)
that I did this year, there was like a message for the future. 

Here is a summary of 2020 in pictures, just one per month, in the order. 

I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Take care of you and your loved ones


Confined - Part 2

The confinements follow each other but do not necessarily resemble each other.
After a spring one in a 35m2 Parisian apartment without balcony I discover the lockdown in a large house with garden in late fall. 

Beginning with a quick start in the middle of the evening, it will continue, by the force of things, at my parents’ home during 20 days.

Between moments of doubt, hope or deadlock but filled with strong feelings.




Sometimes, I go out with a click and shoot film camera.

No adjustments to make, just frame and release… 

Then I have to wait for the result by receiving my scans by e-mail. 

By not practicing regularly, the life span of the film is quite long and discovering the images weeks after having taken them is a strange feeling…



Since march 14th, I’m confined with my wife due to COVID-19.  We live in a one bedroom appartment with three windows overlooking the building courtyard and the other windows of the building.   There is no view on any street. The last window is in the bathroom, and we just the see the top of the St Lazare station building. 

After few weeks without touching my camera, I start photographing my environment, essentially windows or my wife.


Holy Land

In the summer of 2018, I visited Israël for the very first time.

A week-long visit in Tel Aviv during which I also visited Jerusalem and  

hit the road until the Dead Sea.

in Tel Aviv there are 300 days of sunshine a year and 6km of beaches. There is a real life by the sea

In Jerusalem, I only visit the old city, historically composed of four districts with: a Muslim quarter, an Armenian quarter, a Christian quarter, and a Jewish quarter, which stretches for less than 1 square kilometer 

it was a Monday, Bar Mitzvah day, so I stayed about 1 hour at the wailing wall photographing the wall and life around it.

Dead Sea by the road

Thirty kilometers separates Jerusalem from the Dead Sea.

I decided to follow the coast to Ein Bokek, about 72 km more in a breathtaking setting discover a city full of hotels facing the Dead Sea.


Cinque Terre

When I start to write this article about 5 Terre, I ask to my wife how she would describe it ?
Her answer was : “This is the italian paradise”

This corner of paradise is located in the region of Liguria and includes 5 villages :  Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The sea water is transparent and the temperature is very pleasant.
Except in Monterosso, where there are most of the paying beaches, people swim where they can near the rocks.


Scotland Yards

We decide to finish 2019 visiting Scotland with a little roadtrip across the country.

We begin from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow airport, passing by Drumnadrochit, Portree and Oban as stage cities : a total of 980 km in 3 days.

We were able to admire this :

Our itinerary

and my dear copilot


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