I discovered this science when I was 15 - an age when most boys
are interested only in girls - thanks to my physics teacher (Martine Saumande) in the astronomy club at Rouston secondary school.
A few years later, after a trip to the southern skies (Île de la Réunion) to see Halley's comet,
I joined the dynamic and friendly organisation Novae, with its leader Bernard Curzi. With that association, I
went to Algeria to study a meteoritic crater (in 1989), then to
Mexico for the 1991 total solar eclipse.
En 1997, I leaved the French Riviera to live in
Brittany (in Quimper). I really enjoy this place!
I went to Quimper to work for the french startup Geoman. It was a company publishing an internet
magazine about astronomy. But unfortunately, in 2001, Geoman had to close: the fate of many startup.
I practice astronomy since 1986. Like many astronomers, that discipline bring me to get interest in all sciences.
I began astrophotography in 1987 for Halley's comet. Due to some friends, especially Florent Bailleul,
I learned a lot and bought cameras and lenses. My friend Franck Valbousquet (the boss of the optic store
Optique et Vision) sold reflectors and refractors and let me
"play" with them! So, I never needed to byt any of these, except a poor-quality one for star-gazing. I also observe a lot with
another friend, Eric Codron, who had a Vixen 200/800 refractor.
I'm more interested in wide angle astrophotography with a landscape under the stars. For this kind of
photo, making panorama is really useful. Being contemplative by nature, I aslo try to capture many kind of phenomena, and the beauty of a
rising or setting Moon.
My eyes are ever heavenwards, so I'm interested in clouds and
atmospheric optics photography.
Thanks a lot for your interest in my work. Kénavo ("goodbye" in Breton).