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Page 1: My life, one shutter click at a time.

View page 99 for the justifications of these statements.

I am a professional freelance photographer in Paris, specializing in fashion, advertising, industry,
reportage, portraits, archi/deco, events, lingerie, press, beauty,
sports, panoramic, celebrities, pageants, and more.

I share with you my photographic secrets, discovered in 38 years of experience.
Christian Fournier in numbers: 36 years of experience, over 9 million photos, clients:
L'Oréal, Dior, Renault, GMF, Ebay, Garmin, Medef, Tollens, Etam, Nike, Sogaris, Cathay Pacific, Unesco, etc.….


The first 66

I became a photographer by vocation. Photography made my life exciting.

The idea is not to live forever, but to create something that will. Andy Warhol

"Make your life a dream, and the dream a reality". This quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry illustrates the hope that each of us has to turn our dreams into reality, and to experience everyday adventures that we just dare to dream of.

"Why take photographs if you just leave them in a drawer."
Warning: I will appear on many photos!

This biography is rather raw. Therein I will divulge both my strengths and shortcomings.

Here, no censorship. Neither Facebook, nor Instagram, nor Twitter, nor Putin, nor Kim Jong-un. I can use sensitive words like bitch, COVID, French army, profanity, "in France science does not interest anyone", "religion kills", etc .......
Here, no cookies and other moles.
I am fortunate to live in a democracy, where religion and politics are separated and where the right of expression exists.

This is not a fiction, but a highly illustrated and uncensored biography.

As far as I know I have told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, but there might be small errors in dates or in the spelling of certain names and places. If you do find any such mistakes, please don't hesitate to let me know and I will correct them immediately. Thank you.

This site is therefore not recommendable, sometimes hilarious, sometimes fascinating, sometimes frightening.

I would like to thank all contributors,
including Wikipedia (for providing a few of my heros’ biographies). They are too many to name, yet I will try to do so in the captions of each photo.

Adriana Karembeu, Alain Auclair Weiller, Alain Gorsky, Alana Maudsley Zeller, Allan Jones, Allen Jolley, Amélie Mauresmo, Albane Fioretti, Alexandre Barthet, Andrew Bruce, Andrew Novis, Angelo Falcone, Anita Frackowska, Anna et Max Normand, Anne-Lise Auclair, Antoine Schneck, Béatrice Quentin, Béactrice Powis, Berengère Desmettre, Barry Moss, Bernard Reid, Bleu Equipage, Bruno Duval, Bruno Calendini, Camille Verrier, Carlos Lopez, Caroline Pequeux, Catherine Belon, Cédric Klapisch, Charlie Dawson, Christian Deduve, Christian Malette, Christian Parramon, Christine Naït Sidnas, Christophe Gorsky, Cil De Kolda, Claire Guarrigue, Claude Michaud, Claude Slowick, Claude Crévecoeur, Cil de Kolda Barthelémy Loucheur, Claire Guarrigue, Corinne Paris, Craig Hellmann, Cyril Bruneau, David Doyembourg, David Turner, Dean Collins, Didier Lefevre, Didier Loiseleur, Dom Rideau, Dominique Fournier, Doug Plews, Emmanuelle Lauer, Eddy Woj, Elisabeth Lenihan, Elodie Biscons, Eric Naras, Etienne Lemaire, Eve Pranger, Ezra Todd Shelton, Florence Arthaud, Florence Billotte-Dercourt, Florence Coufourier, Franck Brussel, François Carillou, François Morel, Frédérique Gorsky, Frédéric Laurent, Georges Pernoud, Graham Mitchinson, Gustave Parking, Gwendoline Henry, Henri Salvador, Hubert Reeves, Isabelle Nery, Isabelle Quesnel, Jamie Harrisson, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Jef Tombeur, Joelle De Montille, John Cable, Josette Jorietti, Julie Taillasson, Julie Tauvel, Jurgen Freund, Karel de Gendre, Karine Rouesne-Sabarots, L'Abbé Pierre, Laetitia Casta, L'atelier Fournier Schneck, Laura Lang, Laurence Parisot, Laurent Guillaume, Lenny Kravitz, Leonard Cohen, Lila Dhermies, Liza Rasmussen, Lucky Nguyen, Marc Atlan, Marc Bromhead, Marianne Chevara, Marine Klein, Martine Fournier, Matthieu Etourneau, Michelle Farrelly, Mondino, Natalia Pushkina, Nathalie Camidebach, Nathalie Mentré, Nicolas Cantelou, Nicolas Hulot, Nicole Bordes, Nigel Atherton, Nikolaus Roche Kresse, Olivier F. De Felice, Pascal Guiraud, Pat Denton, Patrick Carreau, Patrick Clement, Paul Cooper, Paul Newman, Patrici Panizzi, Paul Car, Peter Beard, Petra Lindblad, Philippe Ducoloner, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Pierre-Yves Mahé, Phylippe Routier, Prisca Lafleur, Raoul Monthouel, Reza Deghati, Richard Kirsch, Roger Durantis, Rony Willis, Ron Stam, Sabine Crossen, Sandrine Filleuil, Sébastien Dru, Shannon Templeton, Sharon Ashton, Sharon Goldberg, Simon Emm, Sonia Paul, Ulises Stegmayer, Stuart Ward, Sylvie Lecointe, Thanh Nguyet Vu, Tikki Olgado, Tim Horrox, Tim Venn, Tom Long, Veronica Roach Chaussade, Yan Arthus Bertrand, Yves de Lanascol, etc. Remerciements à Sarah Hasselman, BSc (Honours), BA, MA in French (2015), McMaster University, for her help on some translations. Thanks to Sophie Vélissariou-Audé for the French proof reading. 

Fashion, advertising, industry, reportage, conventions and weddings, etc.

Photo taken on a tripod with a remote control in 2013. As you will see further along, I have mastered the art of remote control.
Take note of the magnificent, somewhat low-angled lighting which outlines the wrinkles. Better than Harcourt. This is Christian Fournier lighting!

I was born in Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France, in 1953.
Masters in Mathematics in 1975.
1976-1978: School photo in England (City and Guild Diploma, photo 745 from Berkshire College of Art and Design)
1978-1979: Obligatory Military Service, paratrooper.
1980- 1993: Professional Freelance Photographer based in the United States
1993 - now: Professional Freelance Photographer based in Paris, France.


CHRISTIAN FOURNIER is a professional freelance photographer based in Paris, France, specializing in fashion, advertising, industry, reportage, corporate and weddings for the last 20 years

CHRISTIAN FOURNIER is a true independent photographer who attended a British photo school (view all my diplomas), is very experienced, passionate and creative. Despite its diversity, prisedevue.photos is not an agency, it is CHRISTIAN FOURNIER himself (no sub-contracting) who will carry out your photo shoot and the post production with the best equipment (always two cameras at all times for safety).

CHRISTIAN FOURNIER has a complete knowledge of the graphic chain which allows him to deliver fully finished pictures, even very complicated ones. Among his clients: Nike, Etam, Ober, SFR, Comme des Garçons, Dessange, Conde Nast, Alcatel, L'Oréal, Hachette, GEFCO, Schweppes, Holiday Inn, Peugeot, etc.. See a larger list.

CHRISTIAN FOURNIER is a true professional, well organized, polite, who will set everything up to carry out his undertakings, from preparation to delivery. His equipment is always the very best. See his large list. He delivers his photos fully optimized within a day, on DVD, by post or via DropBox pro with fibre optic Internet.

CHRISTIAN FOURNIER does not hide anything: all his tariffs are clearly shown on prisedevue.photos; the sales terms are also visible. CHRISTIAN FOURNIER is properly registered as a business within the French legislations (Siret 41139772200017), he produces legal invoices (Agessa: 038756), his book keeping is checked by a government regulated boby: AARP (n° adhérent: 006185).

CHRISTIAN FOURNIER is insured for you: assurance multirisque commerciale et professionnelle à responsabilité civile chez Aviva numéro 74153215. Coverage in case of accident in your premises or his studio.

My Toyota Yaris Verso car/van is an extension of my studio and contains a lot of photo equipment (all cameras are doubled) to ensure a quality shoot on location.

CHRISTIAN FOURNIER "prisedevue.photos: for all your photographic services" 14 square de Port Royal, 75013 PARIS FRANCE Tel: + 33 (0)6 60 94 33 80

Acces map to my studio with parking info

I know what you’re thinking, yes, I take a lot of photos. There’s nothing strange about that! It’s my profession, my passion, I always have a camera within arm’s reach, a friend on hand to make a “making-of”, or of course my remote control.
Obviously I won’t be putting them all on this website, it would end up bigger than Wikipedia! Choosing isn’t easy.
Furthermore, many photos have been lost or damaged (I lead a life that is, in a very literal way, turbulent: I travel a lot), as a result of “The Great Flood” of 2000 (see page 44).
Until 1993, there was only conventional (film) photography. This was not only more difficult but also a lot more expensive (one had to pay for film and developing). Then, from about 1993 to 2008, digital sensors improved from terrible to decent. From 2008 onwards they became extremely good. I have experienced each of these phases.

Websites have also evolved a lot. Nowadays you can display much heavier and richer photos, but unfortunately I created my template for 800px wide photos and cannot easily change thousands of photos.

My biography, created in 1993, obviously works better on a desktop computer than on a smartphone.

I started writing this bio over 20 years ago and have updated it with new photos. I now find (2021) everywhere in social networks my comments and humor from a long time ago.

Here I’m adding photos of me over the years so that you are able to identify me in the making-ofs.

The older the photo, the younger I look!

When I take photographs, I am always 20 y.o.
Mainly with Photoshop!


So you can recognize me after my death!

Descrea: "A photograph is a piece of the puzzle that paginates our life."

I already have the biography, now I just need to become famous.

Christian Fournier, a chameleon photographer, a powerful professional.

Sitting behind his digital cockpit style Airbus 380, Christian Fournier puts a finishing touch to the latest pictures of a costume party at the Carnavalet Museum in Paris. Several hundred shots travel between the two 30-inch screens, the MacPro 3.7 GHZ mill at full throttle. Tomorrow morning, it will send the 658 photos, individually optimized, to the customer, via DropBox, the optical fibre ensures the transmission of perfectly calibrated images in a few minutes.
For over twenty years the photographer has cultivated his reputation as ultra-pro, something to seduce and retain a clientele as demanding as versatile, solicited today by dozens of low-cost photographers little seasoned. Christian Fournier specializes in fashion, advertising, industry, reporting, corporate and wedding. It is therefore not surprising that L'Oréal has always been using its services for a dozen years. Like other major brands such as Renault, GMF or Tollens, the global cosmetics giant confided its event knowing that the man is able to deliver 5000 irreproachable photos within three days to illustrate its international network

Behind his looks as a teacher from his past as a mathematician, the sexagenarian photographer, shoots with the precision and speed of an elite hunter dubbed the creativity of a art director. Professional digital pioneer, he seized technology twenty years ago to make it a formidable tool without ever falling into strafing. In a few moments, he analyzes the scene, the scenario is put in place, his fingers caress the knobs of the Nikon or Hasselblad. After so many years of experience in the four corners of the planet, the adjustments are made today instinctively, releasing all his attention on the essential: the emotion. Unlike others who spend their time controlling if the photo is good, he knows! Focus on the moment and especially do not miss moments of grace that will never come back. Beyond his now flawless mastery of photography, Christian Fournier remains a character in this environment, appealing guy, who has kept all the British humour acquired during his years studying photography in England. Self-deprecation is part of his daily life, as is the meaning of gag. At ease in all situations, a supermodel or the CEO of a CAC40 company, will not make him lose his means. Authoritarian without ever losing his courtesy, Christian Fournier directs, advises, models or clients but remains the prime contractor. The client will discover the results later, always pleasantly surprised by unexpected angles and a science of almost magical light.
After a long career in the US, advertising, editorial and cruise ships, Christian Fournier has since anchored in Paris. From his small ship in the 13th district where he has a photo studio, he puts passion, reactivity, reliability and imagination at the service of a perfect photograph. A suitcase always at hand to carry out a reportage at the end of the world, scuba diving or aboard a helicopter!

Richard Kirsch, journalist

10 000 photos, 25 bottles of aspirin, 2 pairs of glasses, 3 computers, 2 scanners, an iPad, an iPhone, 250 litres of coffee, and my 150 yellow-paged scrapbooks were used in necessary for this creation.

I hope you'll like it, it took me hours.

I took this photo of the incredible David Turner in Colorado in 1983. No he did not fly away.

Myself in 1983 in Cozumel, Mexico, photo by Allan Jones. Trombone loan by Rob Waterfield. You have to blow the water out of the trombone before you can produce any sound, so it is tough, but it worked and really impressed the local fish.

FYI, I'm looking for a publisher for this magnificent, very original, unique, abundantly illustrated work. I see at least three types of books:
- The life of a true professional photographer, adventurer and committed.
- A testimony of the evolution of photography from 1970 to the present day.
- A very professional photo course, very varied and very illustrated.

It contains some spectacular photos (I have all the high resolution versions on my hard drives), sociological studies, profound philosophical reflections, a bankrupcy or maybe two, unexpected developments, a plethora of pedagogical technical details, scuba diving, amourous escapades, travels, glaciers, fish, sailing, aviation, and some very pretty sometimes scantily-clad young women.

It has a huge archeological value. I have provided many photos so that the chief editor has more than enough to choose from.
You know, I could even have it adapted for the big screen, Hollywood style.
Although I can’t quite decide between Leonardo Di Caprio or George Clooney for the lead role.

“Anything that happens, happens.
Anything that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen.
Anything that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again.
It doesn’t necessarily do it in chronological order, though.” ― Douglas Adams

This site is not very recommendable, sometimes hilarious, sometimes fascinating, sometimes frightening.

I am an individual born on earth, of human race, western, white, not racist, of French and Anglo-Saxon cultures, bilingual French-English, tireless traveller, scientist, solid humour, atheist with only one "religion": love, heterosexual, feminist, professional versatile photographer, asthmatic, underwater diver, sail captain, airplane pilot, glacier climber, pacifist, ecologist, journalist without press card, completely independent, uncensored, political opinion: freedom, direct, naive.

I am not part of any school, church, institution, academy or system: Gustave Flaubert

"You should bring something into the world that wasn't in the world before.
It doesn't matter what that is. It doesn't matter if it's a table or a film or gardening - everyone should create.
You should do something then sit back and say: I did that."
Ricky Gervais

I have a photographic memory, but it has never fully developed.

I walked with broken shoes, but also with good shoes.
I ate bake beans cold from the tin without anything, but I also ate in very good restaurants.
I walked out with money in my pocket, but other times penniless.
I took pictures with rotten cameras, but also with the best ones in the world.
I owned a beautiful house in Canada but six months later was homeless in Paris.
I have just retired and will receive € 400 per month. My monthly expenses are 1265 €.
My life is like that, with ups and downs.

My first name is Christian. I had no choice in that. And I am not religious.
I believe religion was OK when people knew nothing about the world they lived in, like in the Middle Ages when the bible was written. Even though we do not know what or who created the big bang, we now understand the forces of nature and the sequence of events since then. Also the evolution of life is extremely slow, random and unconcerned with the well being of individuals. Not the work of an intelligent mind. Or a very very vicious one indeed. Still, some bits of life are very beautiful.

My parents just after WWII

A tribute to my parents. I hope my career would have made them proud.

My parents were poor, their photos almost non-existent.
But this photo is of unsurpassed quality, even with all our modern means.

His résumé, written in the third person for Wikipedia

In the end, he has three questions:
- Did he take beautiful photos?
- Did he have fun?
- Have his photos been useful?

The answers are here!

For the things you have not done yet, his bio can be useful for you to learn and laugh

For the things you have already done, his bio can help you reminisce or laugh

√ Birth place: Earth, Race: Human. Religion: Love, Politics: Freedom

√ Western, white, not racist, atheist, heterosexual, feminist, pacifist, solid humour

√ Born 1953 in Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France, very modest and broken family

√ Suffered from severe asthma, which runs in the family,
so not allowed to play any sports

√ Missing two front teeth by birth, a little like John Lennon or Vanessa Paradis but not as good

√ Learned English on his own, listening to the Beatles, 1970-1975

√ Bachelor's degree in mathematics, Université d'Amiens, France, 1975

√ War against the French National Education system, 1975. He changes career

√ Voluntary ecological work for The National Trust (England), 1975

√ Photo school in England, Royal Berkshire College of Art and Design, 1978

√ Military service at disciplinary air base for parachuting, Drachenbronn, Vosges, France, 1979

√ Summer 79 : photographer for Club Med in Corfu Greece.

√ Professional free-lance photographer, based in California, USA, for 13 years. Works as a freelance photographer for The Cruise Ship Picture Co. LTD, on cruise ships around the world (included the S/S Norway ex S/S France)

√ He also works from time to time, always for Cruiship Pictures Co, at Universal Studios, near his home in Los Angeles.

√ He makes a poignant report in 1991 on the horrible living conditions in Jakarta: "Smiles in the dirt"

√ Reportages on living conditions in Haïti in 1980, 1981, 1984 and 1985 for "Simply Living" et "New Men" magazines. Some see him as Sebastião Salgado...

√ Photographed and answered questions with Jimmy Carter in 1981, at the time the most powerful man in the world.
President Carter had just created a new CIA section for the Middle East and the USSR and was behind, among other things, Operation Argo. He had Christian Fournier added to his list of potential agents

I met Jimmy Carter there, on vacation with his wife Rosalynn. I took pictures despite the bodyguards.
He first thought I was a paparazzi, and complimented me on my super power of persuasion.
He asked me to describe my work as an independent cruise photographer and he told me that I had a great job being able to travel everywhere with my camera.
I did not know at the time that he had just created a new CIA section for the Middle East and the USSR and was behind, among other things, Operation Argo.

√ Private pilot's license (PPL) in Missouri, USA, 1982

√ He worked for the same company in the summer of 1982, for the Loewes Hotel, a luxury resort, in Monaco.

√ Photographed very pretty girls
Barbara, Pam and Petra Lindblad (Peter Lindbergh' s favorite) in California, Gwen in Martinique, Jacqueline for Penthouse, Susan Schott pour Playboy, Tess, Zu etc ...

√ Scuba dives all over the world, despite asthma,
402 dives, 61 countries, 5 continents and 5 oceans. Examples: Lake Erie, in wells and quarries, use of the industrial Kirby-Morgan dive mask, insulated dry suits in Alaska, Sharks in California, Flooded calcite caves on the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, Polynesia, PADI Enriched Air Diver certification, Whale sharks and cenotes in Yucatan Mexico, ice diving in a lake in Tignes, France, in an aquarium in Madeira.

√ Glacier climbing in Alaska 1983-1989.

√ Chased by a bear in Alaska

√ Sailing licence, Florida, 1984 ….

√ In 1984, he organized and carried out an incredible one-month naturist cruise in the US and British Virgin Islands. A heavenly experience

√ Invented and taught "Formal Portraits" on cruise ships, 1984… All cruiseships in the world now use my invention.

√ Dogsledge expedition beyond the artic circle, 1984

√ Photographed a real Playmate, Susan Schott, 1984

√ He dates many fantastic women

√ He photographed, in 1985, the Music Cruise aboard the S/S Rhapsody (with Isaac Stern, James Galway, Keith Jarett, Maurice André, Vladimir Ashenazy, etc.)

√ 1985: He photographed an anthelion, a rare and magnificent optical meteorological phenomenon, at the front of a boat, from the rail, near Ketchikan, Misty Fjords, Alaska.

√ In love with Dr. Nicole Bordes, 1987-1992, superconductivity researcher at Los Alamos, the then largest concentration of scientists and computers in the world.
I am based in Torrance, California. I rent an apartment (here above) with Nicole in a building complex (swimming pool, reception room, etc...)
Close to the beach, downtown LA and Hollywood, Long Beach Harbor and LAX airport, perfect for a very itinerant photographer.

√ Photographed under the Cruise ship S/S Norway, former S/S France, US Virgin Islands, 1988

√ Photographed Henri Salvador, France most famous humorist at the time, on-board former Paquebot S/S France, the S/S Norway in 1989. HENRI SALVADOR : "CHRISTIAN FOURNIER, FLUENT IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, ALGEBRA, CH'TI AND SARCASM."

√ He met Shannon Templeton in 1989 aboard the M / V Stardancer. She became an astronomer and is now working (2018) with NASA's TESS planetary space telescope and is behind one of her "blood moon 2015" photos displayed on NASA and her name engraved on a chip electronics filed on Mars by Insight in 2018!

√ Bought a large property in Canada, 1990 and created "The Studio in the Woods"

√ Photographed sharks, outside the cage, California, 1990

√ Takes part in and photographs Survival suits tests in Alaska in summer 1990

√ Undercover photographer for the CIA in Leningrad, USSR, summer 1991, The result of my interview with Jimmy Carter in 1981.
Petrodvorets, Peterhof, St. Petersburg, USSR
Located 29 km west of Saint Petersburg, on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, Petrodvorets (or Peterhof), the former imperial residence of Tsar Peter the Great, can bear comparison with Versailles. The park, with its terraces, waterfalls, statues and fountains, bordered by several pavilions (Palais de Monplaisir and Palais de Marly), is a marvel.
I was asked to photograph the vacant lot behind the Petrodvorets because of suspicion of being an underground nuclear center.
With Putin's threats in 2022, I hope my work has been helpful.

√ He makes a poignant report in 1991 on the horrible living conditions in Jakarta: "Smiles in the dirt"

√ Photographs the fire aboard the ocean liner Ocean Pearl of the French company Paquet in 1992. Jacques Chirac, 1st Minister, in 1992, put a veto on my article bought by Sipa Press "FIRE ON BOARD OF THE PAQUEBOT OCEAN PEARL" because the shipping company was sufficiently.......... persuasive... .......... So much for freedom of the press in France.

√ He is an assistant to Dean Collins in 1992 in San Diego on "Heavenly Porsche", helping to create a mountain range, fog and building a lake in the studio around a Porsche with large sources of illumination. Dean Collins, who unfortunately died of cancer in 2005, is one of the greatest lighting teachers and commercial photographers in history.

√ He photographs fireworks since 1992 (at the beginning, on film, very difficult): Italy, Canaries, Sicily, London Olympics, Belgium, Paris, Rodin Museum, Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Saint-Cloud, Chantilly, Sully-sur-Loire, etc.

√ Reportage on the Yakel Tribe, who lives in the rain forest, deprived of all material possessions, on Tanna Island in Vanuatu in 1992-93

√ First one in the world to photograph the dugong (cousin of the manatee) in its natural habitat. √ Attacked by a dugong, 1993
The video of myself being attacked by the dugong. Note that I never let go of my camera!
Thanks to Claude Michaud, RFO cameraman for this video.

√ Official photographer of the inaugural 3-month cruise of the Club Med II, giant sail boat,
one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, from Le Havre to New Caledonia, with stops in Djibouti, Australia and Japan, 1992-1993

√ He photographed Petra Lindblad, a very famous model, in a studio in Hollywood, in 1993. His photo made the covers of the magazines Photography International in 1994 and of Amateur Photographer in 1996
Petra was also photographed, among others, by the famous German photographer Peter Lindbergh for Vogue magazine. He will meet Peter Lindberg in 1997, in his house rue de Savoie in Paris, to give him introductory lessons, in digital photography and also in 2016 during a signing session at Taschen. Peter Lindberg in 1997: "Christian Fournier is the best Photoshop teacher I have ever known"

√ Publications in Penthouse Magazine, described as very classy by the editor, Phil Abraham, met in Los Angeles in 1993

√ Ruined in 6 months by a crook. He received an offer he could not refuse, to be a photographer/diver/pilot/computer wizzard aboard an underwater archeology expedition off the coast of Mozambique. Christian left the life he had built in North America to take part in what was for him a dream come true, arriving and in LaRochelle, France in October 1993, ready to set sail.
Like others recruited for the expedition, Christian invested heavily in equipment and preparations, setting up a full photography lab aboard Eurotri, as documented in the magazine Chasseur d'Images. However, this would lead to his financial ruin, for Eurotri would never leave France. Instead, Christian and an ever-dwindling crew remained on board for 4 months awaiting approval that would never come and guarding the equipment. Like others who invested in Eurotri and the many other failed expeditions of its founder before that, Christian was left penniless, never receiving any payment or reimbursement. He could not return to Cruise Ship Photo Ltd. as the company went bankrupt.

√ Christian found himself homeless in Paris in 1993. Rumours of his death have been exaggerated

√ He becomes a professional free-lance photographer in Paris, 1994, specializing in fashion, advertising, industry, reportage, portraits, archi, deco, events, lingerie, press, beauty, sports, panoramic, celebrities, pageants, and more
Recognized as a great photographer by his clients:
L'Oréal, Unicef, Alcatel, Dior, Renault, Dessange, GMF, Ebay, Garmin, Medef, Tollens,
Etam, Nike, Sogaris, Agefiph, Cathay Pacific, Unesco, Conde Nast, Disney, etc.
His small studio at Square de Port Royal, in the middle of Paris, small, but a marvel of technology and efficiency. Perfect for portraits and still life. He rents large studios when needed.

√ His life is divided between personal artistic work and commissioned work. He says: "Being confined to a single subject, a single style is, of course, the key to the success of many famous photographers but is an offence to openness and creativity"

√ His series "painting on slides" is published in The British Journal of Photography, Glamour and Boudoir Photography and Canadian magazine Photo Sélection.

√ He is the king of corporate events photos, the eye of the evening. 330 reportages since 1980

√ Since 1993 he has been reporting with the Paris firefighters.

√ He shots lingerie since 1995 for Amsterdam International Fashion Weeks, Etam, Dior, L'Oréal, etc..

√ Met Raymond Depardon in 1994 during the creation of l'Atelier Fournier-Schneck (he was our neighbourg) and in October 2016 for his film "Les Habitants"

√ He created a website site with Noos (later on to become Numéricable, then SFR) around 1995

√ Photo for the Windows 95® launch. He's a Macintosh guy, but the customer is king, thank you Bill Gates, the richest man in the world. Windows 95 was a real success and, a year after its release, it became the most popular operating system ever designed.

√ He made a reportage on the sewers of Paris in 1995: He considers himself privileged to have been chosen to photograph them

√ Publication of an underwater photography book: "Émotions sous-marines" 1996

√ In 1997 and 1998, he photographed, with 5 other photographers, the "Disney Children Summits", the children's meetings at Disney, a children's charter for society.
The Charter is a list of the main concerns of children regarding society. It was presented by nearly 700 young ambassadors from 39 countries during a moving ceremony at UNESCO. The Director-General of UNESCO, Federico Mayor, accepted the Charter, which he distributed to the United Nations and to the 185 Member States of UNESCO. With Olivier de Kersauson, Alberto Tomba, François Hollande, Pierre Sissmann, etc.

√ 1997: He teaches digital photography to Peter Lindbergh, in his house/studio photo rue de Savoie in Paris, via the international photo school Spéos. They both photographed Petra Lindblad in 1993 in Hollywood! He meets Peter later in 2016 during his signing session at Taschen

√ Photographed Paul Newman and Carole Bouquet, at a Charity Gala In Aid of L'Envol At Hôtel Ritz In Paris 1998

√ Photographed and assists photographer Peter Beard in 1998 with the Chaplin sisters as models and Topolino as makeup artist. Peter Beard in 1998: - "Christian Fournier is the most creative photographer I have ever known"

√ Photographed in 1998 a hidden laboratory for making black powder in Sicily by the italian mafia. No French press agency dears to publish it!

√ Cannes Film Festival in May 1998 for Studio Magazine with Jean Reno, Hugh Grant, etc.

√ He is the king of cosmetic photography: make-up, hairstyling, beauty. Thanks to L'Oréal, Dior, Maybelline, Redken, Etam, Dessange, Camille Albane, Forum Make up, SleekHair, Ober, Celio, etc, to all the make-up artists and hairdressers and hairdressers and models

√ Photographed L'Abbé Pierre, beloved French priest, WWII hero, then deputy, founder of the Emmaüs charity organisation in his home, 1999

√ From 1999 to 2015 he works voluntarily and tirelessly to promote the career of Sabine Crossen but unfortunately when she becomes famous she is not grateful to him. See page 74. ... In my little studio in 1998. Make-up and fan holding: Fabienne Laffly, styling and throwing petals Joëlle de Montille. My voluntary work. As usual, I pay for Polaroids, films and their developments. ... November 19, 2015: The preview of Sabine Crossen's short film: "Love makes you blind" on the premises of TF1. My voluntary work. In the presence of Bernard Werber and Nikolaus ROCHE-KRESSE.

√ Created a human logo in Bercy with the Minister of finances, DSK (Dominique Strauss Kahn), and the 100 most important personalities in the French Economy in 1999. In the front row, Dominique Strauss Khan, known as DSK, then Minister of Finance. He, at the last moment, asked to stand out, thus spoiling my super number 100.

√ Photographed Yann Arthus Bertrand in his home in 1999 and at the Salon de la Photo in 2014. He is the luckiest photographer in the world.

√ He photographs on November 20, 2014, in their home and in his studio, Kristine Dzidziguri, model for Dior and Juan Bagration-Mukhrani, Georgian prince of Spanish origin, member of the House of Mukhrani of the Bagrationi dynasty and a relative of the royal family Spanish. They got married on June 29, 2019.

√ In June 2014, he made a complete reportage of the 70th anniversary of the landing of the Second World War in Normandy

√ He photographed Jean-Paul Gaultier during the inauguration of the Hôtel George V in Paris on March 30, 2000, December 20, 2001 at Espace Cardin and at Sidaction in 2015

√ His life is divided between personal artistic work and commissioned work. He says: "Being confined to a single subject, a single style is, of course, the key to the success of many famous photographers but is an offence to openness and creativity" His series "painting on slides" is published in The British Journal of Photography and Canadian magazine Photo Sélection.

√ He created his website www.prisedevue.com in 2000, with logo and T-shirt. Constantly enriched, its site is by far the largest site (46 GB) of any freelance photographer in France. 83 domain names.
As of December 8, 2019, when one types professional photographer in Paris into Google, he appears in eighth position of "not paying"

√ He masters Photoshop, green backdrops, HTML, etc.

√ He is passionate about photos of historical reneactments: England, Breteuil, Vaux le Vicomte, Nemours, Waterloo, Longueville, Provins, Waterloo, Samara, Recogne, Fontainebleau, La Coupole, D-Day, etc.... Other eras . Travels in the past. Somewhere in time.

√ Photographs Lionel Jospin (French prime minister at the time) in July 2000, during the Concorde crash

√ Reportage at Fort Boyard (Fort Boyard is a French game, set and filmed on the real fortress of the same name in France) in June 2001. Fort Boyard is a fortification located on a shoal formed by a sandbank originally called the "longe de Boyard", between the island of Aix to the northeast, the island of Oléron to the southwest, with Île Madame to the southeast and Île de Ré to the north, belonging to the Charente archipelago.
In 1990, the building, freshly bought and rehabilitated, became the filming location for the program Les Clés de Fort Boyard, renamed Fort Boyard the following year.

√ He photographs the first Western fashion show in Russia, in Moscow from April 16 to 20, 2001, with fashion designers Alexandre Barthet, Erik Schaix, etc. Problems with the Russian mafia.
Jean-Paul Gaultier, Claudia Cardinal, Ms. Bernadette Chirac, Caroline of Monaco, and other celebrities had planned to go there. But problems with the Russian mafia.
The mafia confiscated the designers' clothes (worth 2 million Francs), instantly bankrupted our Russian communications agency, confiscated our passports, threatened to make us pay our hotel bills Baltschug Kempinski and rewrote a new contract for our team to reap the financial and media benefits. After a week, we had to capitulate. I took advantage of this week, stuck in Moscow, to photograph the models Elena Milevskaia (whom I had already photographed in Paris), Saesha Bazhanova and Vika Belausava and sightseeing.
The castings run by the Russian Mafia were bogus, the mobsters just wanted to place their friends and forced the girls to take their clothes of.

√ He photographs the models Saesha Bazhanova and Vika Belausav in Moscow in April 2001

√ Photographs Stéphane Bern (well known French journalist, radio host and television presenter) on June 27, 2001 at the Château de Versailles

√ Seen his photos on the covers of magazines in France's news stands

√ Photographs Jacques Chirac (Prime Minister of France from 1974 to 1976 and from 1986 to 1988, as well as the Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995, President of France from 1995 to 2007)
from 2001 to 2007 and his funerals in 2019

√ Photographs Marion Cotillard aged 26 for "Les Sapins des Créateurs" at l'Espace Cardin on 20th December 2001. She is a French actress, starred as the French singer Édith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose". She won the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, the César Award, and the Golden Globe Award for best actress

√ Photographs Laetitia Casta at the Swarovski Party at the "Club de l'Etoile" on January 20, 2001 and on March 6, 2015 at the reception of the Dior fashion show at the Louvre. She is Victoria's Secret Angel model from 1998 to 2000 and as a spokesperson for cosmetics company L'Oréal. She has appeared on over 100 covers of popular magazines as Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Elle and Glamour, and has models for designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Lolita Lempicka, and Vivienne Westwood

√ May 2004: he was subjected to a muscular, abusive and ridiculous interrogation by the DST (The Directorate of Territorial Surveillance was an intelligence service of the Ministry of the Interior, abusive and incompetent). He did not commit any offence. He loses 3 very large clients. No compensation. He still often wakes up at night, 90 ° on his bed, thinking about this interrogation.

√ In 2003 and 2005, he photographed the EuroMoney conferences at the Grand Hôtel Scribe with finance ministers Francis Mer and Thierry Breton and Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, etc.

√ He is the official photographer of a Pfizer working cruise at the beginning of May 2003. A corporate working week around the Mediterranean (Venise, Olympie, Dubrovnik) with 1200 delegates. Plenaries, workshops-working sessions, marketing strategy discussions. Immediately after the marketing of Viagra.

√ He photographs the historical reenactments at Vaux le Vicomte castle on July 2003, May 8, 2006, May 22, 2011, May 20, 2012, June 16, 2013, May 26, 2014, June 21, 2015, May 25, 2014, December 23, 2019, May 30, 2020, Sep 26, 2020, June 10, 2021, Dec 18, 2021, April 23, 2022 with Frédérique Gorsky, Natasha Milady de Winter, Franck de Betrancourt, Marina Davin, Cécile Grima, Christian et Liliane Parramont, Orel XIV, Coco Durel, Isabelle Vimont, Josée Vanthemsche, Julien Badré, Anna Carlotta, Virginie Vivi, Alexandra Jacquet, Iseult, Swan Venezia, Odile Troesch-Varlet, Jean-Bernard Ruet, Anne Alias, Kavalière Arverne, Jeanne Fleur, Mr et Mme Vast, Anne Gestin, Anna Breeze, Thierry Liard, Amélia Xantia, Allan Mac Horn, Didier Louis Fourot De-Kerfadec, Bergère île, Karl Von Schneeberg, Kavalière Arverne, Hugo Knight et sa femme Bubu, Thierry Moisan, Alexandra Praëtz, Marie Dominique Rosoli, Vanessa Lelièvre, Maïna Le Gall, Blaise Martin, Anne Delauney-Ladevèze, Marquise Des Aubrais Comtesseendunois, Elya Bloncourt, Maïna Le Gall, Christine Marquise des ïles, etc ....

√ He photographs Pierre Cardin at Maxim's on March 02, 2006 and in October 2004, for his fashion show "France-China happiness days"

√ He photographs Prisca Lafleur, one of the Aubade girls for lessons n °50, 52 and 53, on the shooting of the film CarAcademy in July 2005. Then in May 2006, during a shoot with Jean-Pierre Danel, the son of musician Pascal Danel (the snows of Kilimanjaro) with Sabine Crossen.

√ Summer 2005 he takes spontaneous and lively photos of the two young sisters Vanessa and Jessica Spencer in Paris

√ He photographs the entire PSG team at the Parc des Princes privatized for the photo, in September 2005. Panoramic system in very high definition, poster for the Champs Élysées boutique.

√ A summary of his photos of historical reenactments of the Second World War WWII.
Tribute to his father: His father: Military service for 2 years, maintained under the flags as the threats of war were strong, then 8 months of war, 4 and a half years of captivity in Germany. No medals, No thanks. He returned to France in 1945 very weak. He was anti-militarist and atheist. He died of cancer in 1985.
When he had to fill out his retirement form, around 1980, the French administration reproached him for having no proof for the years 1940-1945, he wrote in large in the middle of the page: "ask Hitler!"
Auschwitz, Boulevard du Général Leclerc in Paris, Château du Taillis, Poissy, D-Day in Normandy, Scotland, La Ferté-Alais, Serris, Sully-sur-Loire, Leicestershire in England, Giverny, Cernay, Musée Aéronautique and Spatial Safran, Compiègne-Margny, etc. Thank you to all the participants.
His father: Military service for 2 years, kept in the flag as the threats of war were strong, then 8 months of war, 4 and a half years of captivity in Germany. No medals, no thanks. He returned to France in 1945 very weakened. He was anti-militarist and atheist. He died of cancer in 1985.
When he had to fill out his retirement form, around 1980, the French administration reproached him for not having any proof for the years 1940-1945, he wrote in large letters in the middle of the page: "ask Hitler!"

√ Bought a 550,000 € apartment in Paris, end of mortgage in 2018. Plus 200,000 € of photo and computer equipment + a Toyota car Yaris Verso

√ Photographs Nicolas Canteloup (France famous humorist) at Kensington in 2005 and at l'Olympia with his step brother René Ghérardi in April 2011

√ photographed over 300 celebrities, 5 heads of states,
25 ministers, 7 Miss France, 1 Miss Universe, 7 famous photographers, 11 famous scientists

√ He makes educational photos
√ He photographs behind the scenes
√ He photographs conventions
√ He takes sports photos
√ He rents large studios
√ He photographs make up, hair, beauty and lingerie
√ He photographs architecture and decoration
√ He photographs film stages
√ He photographs historical reenactments
√ He photographs shows
√ He photographs tourists in Paris
√ He photographs weddings
√ He photographs animals
√ He photographs still life
√ He photographs industry
√ He photographs luxury hotels for their brochures
√ He photographs 74 "cultural" reportages
√ He photographs 99 humanitarian reportages
√ He photographs 227 press reportages.

√ Photographs Pierre Cardin in 2006 at Maxim's, Paris

√ Fully independent journalist, without press card,
committed to the promotion of science, ecology, justice and non-violence.
Met the Russian and Sicilian mafia, the CIA and the French DST, etc.

√ Seen your photo on 4x3 meters posters throughout France

√ He travels constantly, about 96 countries : South Africa, Alaska, Germany, England, Antigua, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Balearic Islands, Bali, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, Borneo, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Colombia, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Denmark, Djakarta, Dubai, Egypt, El Salvador, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Cayman Islands, Canary Islands, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Barbados, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Madeira, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Monte Carlo, Nias, Nicaragua, Norway, New Caledonia, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Polynesia, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Sipadan, Slovenia, Santo Domingo, Saint-Eustache, Saint Lucia, Saint-Martin, San Blas, Sardinia, Scotland, Singapore, Sipadan, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Thailand, Tobago, Trinidad, Tunisia, Turks and Caicos, Turkey, Tobago, Trinidad, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

√ Met Frédérique Gorsky, an extraordinary girl, during a scuba diving expedition
in Madagascar for the magazine "Plongeur International" in 2001, Pacs (legal French fake wedding: almost, but not quite, entirely unlike marriage) in 2013

√ Photographed Liliane Bettencourt from 2003 to 2009. Thanks Liliane, the richest woman in the world

√ From August 10 to 12, 2006: he photographs a tourist report on Paris for Condè Nast. Condé Nast is an American publishing group belonging to Advance Magazine Publishers, and holding major titles in the American or world press such as The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, etc.
Thanks to the management of Hôtel Le Meurice, to Claudia Schall, to Gillian Garfinkel, the management of Hôtel Plaza Athénée, to Laeticia Emile Zola-Place, to the management of the Eiffel Tower, to Lawrence Robin, the management of at Colette, Linlee Allen, the management of the Quai Branly Museum, Frédéric Piller, producer Fred Rendina, video director Francisco Aliwalas, Guillaume de Ginestel for Paris logistics, and coordinator Jillian Horgan from Manhattan.

√ Reportages on living conditions in India in 2005 and 2007. Channeling his inner Sebastião Salgado ...

√ He photographs a surgical operation, in a sterilized room, at La Polyclinique Mantaise, near Paris, in June 2006.

√ Photographs Claude Lelouch on 11 April 2007 in Paris. He is a French film director, writer, cinematographer, actor and producer. His famous movie A Man and a Woman won the Palme d'Or at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival, as well as two Oscars including Best Foreign Language Film

√ He photographs on July 7, 2007 (07/07/07), with another photographer Pat Denton, the wedding of Valérie Martin and Mansoor Ljaz in Monte Carlo (Hôtel Colombus, Yacht Jackie "O" and Villa Key Largo Cap d'Ail). Mansoor Ljaz has ties to former CIA director James Woolsey. During Clinton's first term, Ijaz opened informal links between Washington and Khartoum in order to gain access to Sudanese intelligence data on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, and contributed to the death of Osama bin Laden.

√ On September 18, 19 and 20, 2007, and in June 2009, he photographed the École Centrale de Paris in CHÂTENAY-MALABRY. École Centrale Paris is a large French engineering school founded in 1829. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious in France. His pupils and former pupils are called "Centraliens" His hero Boris Vian was one of the prestigious graduates

√ June-July 2008: he sets up a fashion studio at the Buttes Chaumont and plays his role as a photographer on the set of an episode of the famous French series "Femmes de Loi" with Noémie Elbaz.

√ Referee in a model vs agency conflict. TF1 "Sans Aucun Doute" in his studio. Weekly then annual “zapping” of Canal+ 2008

√ Photographer for Redken and Maybelline of the "Amsterdam International Fashion Weeks", AIFW, the fashion weeks in Amsterdam, two weeks a year from 2008 to 2010. Backstage, studio, shows.
Even though cities like Paris and Milan are more famous when it comes to fashion, Holland is now also playing a significant role in the world of fashion design. Amsterdam International Fashion Week takes place twice a year in Amsterdam and confirms Holland's place in the world of fashion.

√ Photographs Lenny Kravitz in Concert at Bercy in May 2009 for English people agency Wenn

√ He photographs Reza twice: during Fajer Alrajaan's graduation on May 25, 2009 at the American University à Paris in Théatre du Châtelet and during the presentation of the Lucas Dolega Prize on January 17, 2014 at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris with Nikon, Reporter Sans Frontière, etc, as sponsors. Reza is an internationally renowned photojournalist, notably with National Geographic for the portrait of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan Girl'.

√ Photographs Eric-Colmet-Daage, chief editor of The French magazine PHOTO in 2010

√ Photographed Leonard Cohen in concert in november 2010

√ Photographs Karl Lagerfeld, the greatest Chanel stylist (he says so himself) in November 2010

√ He photographs naturist massage centres in 2010 and 2011? What ever happens in those centres, stays in those centres. Yes, that's a tough job!

√ Met a whale shark, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, 2011

√ Photographs Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon renewing their wedding vows at Plaza Athénée, Paris, France on 27 April 2012

√ His incredible panoramic shots immortalize the London 2012 Olympic Games

√ Since 2013, he photographs the International Air and Space shows and the Eurosatory weapons shows at Le Bourget and Villepinte

√ In the spring of 2013, he photographed for his client Ireland cryogenic valves for fluids at very low temperature and very high pressures, intended for Ariane rockets. They can be seen at the Safran Aeronautical and Space Museum.

√ In the summer of 2013, he photographed the impressive installation of the 173 km long gas pipeline in Northern Europe from the ground and from helicopter flights. This gazoduc has become worrying topic in 2022 du to the Russo - Ukrainian war

√ Photographs Usain Bold, the fastest man in the world in 2013, during the Samsung advertising campaign 4 to 6 July 2013 at Circuit Ducatti in Le Mans and at Stade de France

√ Photographed Emmanuel Macron, for Renault, 2014

√ Photographed The Republican March "Charlie", January 11, 2015, about 1.8 million people. The largest gathering in the history of France, January 11, 2015. Demonstrations in reaction to the jihadist attacks of January 7, 8 and 9, 2015 - the main ones of which were the attack on the editorial staff of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the taking of hostages in a kosher supermarket - which claimed the lives of seventeen people . Following the considerable impact of these events, both in France and abroad, forty-four leaders from various countries participated in the Parisian procession of January 11, 2015
130 MB Panoramic, 20 vertical photos, taken with a 14mm Nikkor lens, with a Nikon D750 of 25 million pixels, at the end of a 2.5 m high monopod.

√ Photographs Francis Ford Coppola on 28 January 2015 at Festival Toute La Mémoire Du Monde in Paris. Francis Ford Coppola is the director of the Godfather Trilogy and Apocalypse Now, etc. He is considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time

√ Photographs Cédric Klapisch in 2015 at the Festival TOUTE LA MÉMOIRE DU MONDE at La Cinémathèque Française. Cédric Klapisch's trilogy is a series of French films, directed by Cédric Klapisch, and composed of L'Auberge Espagnole (2002), Les Poupées russes (2005) and Casse-tête chinois (2013). The best French romantic comedy trilogy ever made according to AlloCiné.

√ Photographs Charlize Theron at avant-première for the film Dark Places on 31 March 2015. She is one of the world's highest-paid actresses, as of 2019

√ April 4, 2015: He records a timelapse of the display of a giant ad for Netflix in Paris. He will from then on work often to photograph the big backstages of Netflix in Paris with 12 pages confidentiality contracts.

√ Photographed the blood moon, with "Association Française d'Astronomie" Photo exhibited at NASA. Thanks to Shannon Templeton, met in 1989

√ Photographs Christopher Lloyd, alias doctor Emmett Brown, from "Back to the future" in 2016 at the Paris Manga Sci-Fi-Show. Christopher has won three Emmy Awards. The best sci-fi and comedy trilogy of all time according to TimeOut. In 2020, the famous "almanac" is no longer useful.

√ Photography is his language, with his humour, his philosophical statements and his pedagogy. Photographing and living are just one word for him.

√ August 2016: went to Douglas Adams's grave in Highgate cemetery, near London, to pay his respects. So long Douglas, and thanks for all the books. Just like Zaphod Beeblebrox, I think the third arm suits him.

√ 2017: Photographed Sebastião Salgado, for Christian Fournier, the best photographer in the world

√ Photographed for L'oréal: many still life products in 2001,
the heads of departments for the Division of Produits de Luxe in 2001, the ad for the launch of Infinium in 2003,
2004 in Bari Italy, Cannes in France in 2005, in Croatia in 2006, in 2007 in Greece,
in 2008 in Sardinia, in 2010 in Canary Islands, in 2011 in Greece again, in 2012 in Sapin,
in 2013 in Malta, in 2014 in Dubai, in 2015 in Cannes again, in 2016 in Lisbon,
in 2017 in a studio in Paris, International Style & Color Trophy in 2019 in Paris
L'oréal au Louvre on 27 April 2022 in Paris. Mannequin Odessa. Coiffeur Nicolas. Organisateur Ulises Stegmayer

√ Photograph Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe 2017, the most beautiful woman in the world in 2017

√ He photographs the historical reenactments at Sully-sur-Loire le 21 mai 2017, le 20 mai 2018, le 19 mai 2019 et le 18 juin 2021 avec Josée Vanthemsche, Virginie Vivi, Alexandra Jacquet, Swan Venezia, Anne Alias, Kavalière Arverne, Amélia Xantia, Didier Louis Fourot De-Kerfadec, Vanessa Lelièvre, Blaise Martin, Marquise Des Aubrais Comtesse en Dunois, André et Aurore Berteau, Main Le Gall, Christine Marquise des îles, Main Le Gall, Ludo Dalmacé, Léa Pellicier, Ludo Dalmacé, Alain Warnier, Martine et Michel Vaast, Jean-Christophe Peyrard et Corinne Warnier, Sophie Crampé, La Brigade Lucien et Ferdinand, une vraie Massaï, Amé Lie, MissTic Millésine Constance, Gegenedj Capitol, Léa Talacchia, Franck Cartwright et son groupe de dance, Drak Louis-Vi, Association les Héros du Passé Denis Maire, Patricia Duhec, Lea Naquin, Myriam Lucas, Freija Lucasdottir, Gilles Leval, Romain Proult, Alain Grumelart, Emma Dardeau, Odile Troesch-Varlet, Allan Mac Horn, David Juarez, etc ...

√ March 2018 : Shoot UNICEF, Dan Carter in a large studio in Paris. Dan Carter has been named on 24 déc. 2019 the World Rugby's player of the decade

√ In July 2017, he photographed a rescue operation by the Paris river brigade on the Seine

√ Photographed the most beautiful classical music concerts in Europe:
- March 2016: The Royal Albert Hall of London, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler's Symphony No.2
- June 2016: Palau de la Música, The Palace of Music in Barcelona
- January 2017: Hector Berlioz's concert Te Deum at The Philharmonie de Paris
- April 2018: Concert at the Victoria Hall of Geneva, Saint-Saëns, Mendelssohn and Dvořák

√ 2018 in Switzerland, near the summit of the Schilthorn, at 2,970m above sea level, between sun and clouds, he photographs a white rainbow, a rare and magnificent phenomenon.

√ 2018: Photographed Ennio Morricone, for Christian Fournier, the best composer in the world, at Cinémathèque de Bercy

√ Chosen by Lockheed Martin Weapon Systems security as their official and unique photographer for the signature of Israel’s Advanced Defence Systems
and Lockheed Martin Weapon Systems for missile guidance systems, at Eurosatory, International Weapon Show in Paris France, 14th June 2018.
Millions of dollars and the face of wars at stake

√ In 2018 and 2019 he is the official photographer of Le Dîner en Blanc: Each year since 1988, thousands of people from around the world (16,000 in 2019) meet for a big white dinner in Paris, in a place fixed at the last moment and without the authorization of the authorities.

√ He knows how to capture people's personalities for memorable portraits

√ Name engraved on a chip deposited on Mars, 26th November 2018 by Insight.
Thanks to Shannon Templeton, met in 1989. She works for NASA on the TESS program, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which searches for exoplanets.

√ July 2019: he canceled, two hours before departure, a luxury safari job for which he invested hundreds of euros in professional equipment, when he understood that he had been lied to: he should ultimately not photograph a tourist safari but hunts where his clients were in fact psychopaths who went to kill large animals with spectacle guns from 3 km away.

√ He photographs a 3-year 2018-2020 site follow-up: Renovation of a group of 400 apartments in the Square de Port Royal in Paris

√ He is one of the first to photograph the Notre Dame de Paris fire on April 15, 2019

√ THE GREAT CONTAINMENT March April May 2020 = 55 creative, funny and technically perfect photos.
After the first few days and rather than sinking into a kind of lethargy, we (Christian Fournier and Frédérique Gorsky) decided to take one photo a day in our small apartment with the means available, which turned out to be very varied and full of surprise. We decided to tell a story in each photo and have fun and so that there is something left from this strange period.

√ 25th July to 7th Aug 2020 : Road trip Paris --> Czech Republic. 3500 km with a 15 y.o. car.
Special thanks to Frédérique Gorsky for her permanent help, to model Tereza Tranová, to Petr Strbacka for his help finding the model and the locations, to Jana Vanourkova for the logistics and some of the making of photos and to Marina Davin for her lingerie.

√ September 2021: Paris-Eastern Europe road trip. 2500 km.
Thanks to Frédérique Gorsky for her permanent help, to Sandrine Lugardon Folzenlogel and her kittens, and to La Roulotte des Amish, in Mattexey.

√ 1 318 "Amis" sur Facebook au 26 sept 2020. Une de mes photos a obtenu 1265 "J'aimes". 556 publications, 980 abonnés, 722 abonnements abonnés Instagram.

√ In 40 years: over 9 millions photos
130 Fashion sessions, 487 Conventions, 56 Editorials, 380 Celebrities, 104 Weddings,
400 Species of animals including 7 species of squirrels, 200 Still life, 366 Architecture,
250 Press events, 252 Industry, 216 Ads, 35 Historical reenactments,
202 Humour shots, 112 Personal artistic endeavours, 502 Scuba dives, etc.

√ 2019: The Crisis: Photography has never done so well, pro photographers never so badly. There are fewer and fewer photographers living in their profession, professional photography is slowly dying. His fellow friends go bankrupt, his clients go bankrupt. His income is constantly dropping and is now below my fixed costs.
In 2019: The fastest way to make money with your camera is to sell it.
Pro photographer in 2019: person who carries € 20,000 worth of gear in a € 500 car and travels 100 km to earn € 50.

√ 2020: With COVID-19, no more orders because no more events, no more fairs, no more weddings, etc. ... He decides to retire, and following the AGESSA scam, the social security for artists-authors, the social security for artists-authors which is part of URSAAF, he only has 400€ per month! So back to poverty!

55 creative and funny daily photos. "Photographer's guide to not going crazy during a pandemic, part 1"; In the 13th arrondissement of Paris, Christian Fournier, professional photographer and Frédérique Gorsky, restaurant executive, are confined to their 43 m2 apartment.
For 55 days, the couple will cheat boredom and escape by designing and posting on social media their daily 360 ° photo of this confinement. With a Sigma fisheye lens, the kind of lens that allows you to get a photo that encompasses the entire space in front of you. We can summarize the agreed mission in these terms: take a photo, if possible funny, every day with a different theme, in an over-inflated optical field, in totally artificial lighting, in a thimble, with the means at hand in terms of accessories and decoration!

√ Summer 2020: Paris-Prague road trip.
Many thanks to Frédérique Gorsky for her permanent help, to models Tereza Tranová and Zuzana, to Petr Strbacka for his help in finding the models and locations, to Jana Vanourkova for the logistics and the making of photos, and to Marina Davin for her lingerie.

30 daily photos. "Photographer's guide to not going crazy during a pandemic, part 2". Frédérique and Christian are remaking their cinema for you. Parody of their favourite movie posters. All the photos are made by themselves, even the background ones, without any outside help. Photos are taken especially for this series, in their small Parisian apartment of 43 m2. They have a small stock of accessories there. The choice of films therefore depends on it.

√ April 2021: THE 3rd COVID-19 CONTAINMENT. "Photographer's guide to not going crazy during a pandemic, part 3"
One day One dessert. "Photographer's Guide to Not Going Crazy During a Pandemic". 41 daily photos. Positive news during confinement in Paris. Exploration the best Parisian pastries offering take-out.

√ August 2021 : Model Bougnia in Paris, in Sotteville (Normandie) and Claye-Souilly in Seine-et-Marne

√ September 2021: Paris-Eastern Europe road trip. 2500 km.
Thanks to Frédérique Gorsky for her permanent help, to Sandrine Lugardon Folzenlogel and her kittens, and to La Roulotte des Amish for the hens, in Mattexey. Artistic nude photos of beautiful girls with airplanes in Czech Republic.

√ On 13th oct 2021, he photographs the synchrotron Soleil at Saclay, near Paris.

√ Since 1993 he photographs the Paris firefighters.

√ May 13, 2022: He creates "the essential lighting accessories for the sophisticated studio photographer"

√ May 14, 2022: He photographs the Painters of the Belle Époque at the Château de Maisons-Laffitte

√ : During Eurosatory June 2022, I create a catalog of very high definition 2863 photos, very sharp, flashed, of most weapon buyers in the world!

√ For 47 years, without fail, since 1974, he creates his personal and business Xmas cards, with his unfailing creativity and humour.

√ Since 1970, he covered without fail 110 reportages "committed", 93 "cultural" reportages and 150 press reportages.

√ "Do you have any enemies?" Good. It means you stood up for your beliefs at some point in your life". Winston Churchill. People he hates: - Sniper rifle hunters - Religious hardliners - Racists - Smokers - Pro Putin- Anti vaccines, - Those who think only of their rights, never of their duties, etc..

√ He created an amazing biography: https://prisedevue.photos. Without doubt the most complete and illustrated bio of any photographer. No censorship. He shows his qualities and his faults. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes fascinating, sometimes frightening.
In short: My work CV:
- 1 - Mathematics teacher for 3 months
- 2 - pro photographer for 40 years.

I did not entirely chose my life, but I did not settle for it.

Take advantage of your time because it won't come back. What comes back is regret for wasting time.


My life one shutter click at a time / Illustrated Visual Biography /
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This biography is a literary and journalistic work: Photography, the Universe and Everything!

I observe and sometimes I take a picture.


All earlier rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated,
but how will I die?

1 - Sexual exhaustion
2 - COVID-19
3 - Boredom
4 - During camera implant surgery
5 - Rots in prison
6 - Stabbed by Brutus
7 - Climbing his own window
8 - Ran over by a train
9 - Plane crash
10 - Obesity
11 - Murdered by Andrea Dorfmeister
12 - After second head implant
13 - Lost in the Paris sewers
14 - Robbing a bank
15 - Thrown in garbage
16 - Killed by humourless extremist Christians
17 - Suicide
18 - Following my agent's advice to boost my career

I have met a lot of nice people in my life, but also some horrible ones.

Dalaï-Lama: "When you are criticized, remember that you will never be criticized by someone who does more than you, you will be criticized by someone who does less or nothing."

I put at the end of each page a poster from my favorite movies, and one of my favorite female star.

Here are about 620 examples of my photographic event coverage since 1984, that is to say, 30 years. This is without counting those which my clients have requested that I do not show and photos that have been lost.

I know it's enormous.
No, I am not a photographic robot: my mother had me tested

This list begins with the compilations: Fashion & Models, Lingerie, Beauty, Makeup & Hair, Portraits, Events, Objects, Archi & Deco, Industry, Press, Celebrities, etc.

The sensors and web capabilities from 1995 to 2005 were horrible compared to now (2021). 40 KB max by images. My uploads at this time were therefore bad. I replace them little by little. It's long. Thank you for your indulgence.

Conclusion 1: I must not be bad, so that all these people trust me.
I have loyal customers, a sign that they are satisfied with my services. Examples: Tollens, MEDEF, Dior, GMF, Unesco, L'oréal, Anaé, Agefiph, Essilor, Genzyme, Embassy Ireland, The Advertisers Club, Garmin, VW, etc. ...

Conclusion 2: Thanks to all these varied clients (industry, wedding, corporate and personal portraits, press, events, objects, medical, culinary, diving, sports, pageants, etc. ..), I see extraordinary slices of life, confidential or public, trades and fabulous countries. I do feel very privileged. Real life, live. Thank you customers.

In rough estimation, I take 5,000 photos a week. 5,000 x 52 = 260,000 a year. For 35 years = 9,100,000 photos. Well, I would like to reach 10 million anyway!

Conclusion 3: Photography is my language

There is also a search command, not always up to date, but pretty comprehensive on all my reportages.

Due to manipulations between prisedevue.photos, prisedevue.photos and famousphotographer.com, some links may be broken. Sorry. I'm working on it !



Not many photographers have the courage to show their photos on a daily basis. I do it to show that in a wide range of photography, I always take good photos for my clients. Technical perfection and an obvious sensitivity. If you imagine the logistic necessary for these missions (estimates, preparations, equipment, transports in traffic jams, safety, etc.), you can see that I am a photographer who achieves results in all circumstances.

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Most of the photos on my web site are for sale, except, of course, the ones for which I do not have the models or decor releases.

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