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Page 99: My résumé.


Answers to the questions of Page 1:

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! With images below.

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

√ 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) and also in Monte Carlo and Universal Studios USA.

√ Reportages on horrible living conditions in Haiti in 1980, 1981, 1984 and 1987

√ 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

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

√ Photographed very pretty girls

√ 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….

√ Invented and taught "Formal Portraits" on cruise ships, 1984…

√ 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 photographs 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 largest concentration of scientists and computers in the world

√ 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, le S/S Norway in 1989

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

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

√ Photographed sharks, outside the cage, California, 1990

√ Undercover photographer for the CIA in Leningrad, USSR, summer 1991,

√ Photographed the fire on board the S/S Ocean Pearl from French Paquet cruiseline in 1992 with proves that freedom of press in France is a joke.

√ He is an assistant for 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

√ 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, famous international top model, in a studio in Hollywood, in 1993 for the magazine Photography International for the cover in 1994. His photo also made the cover of the magazine 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, via Spéos International photography school, to give him introductory lessons, in digital photography and also in 2016 during a signing session at Taschen.

√ 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. See Page 41

√ Homeless in Paris, 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.

√ Met Raymond Depardon in 1994 during the creation of l'Atelier Fournier-Schneck
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, 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

√ 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.

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

√ 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

√ 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 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 Bristish 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.

√ 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

√ 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.

√ Photographs Stéphane Berne (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

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

√ 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.

√ Bought a 550,000 € apartment in Paris, end of loan in 2018
over 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

√ He photographs Prisca Lafleur, one of the Aubade (The French equivalent to Victoria's Secret) 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

√ Met 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 makes brochures of 4 star hotels

√ 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: Germany, England, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, Borneo, Brazil, Canada, Canaris, Cayman, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Dubai, Scotland, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, US and British Virgin Islands, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Madeira, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Nias, Norway, New Caledonia, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, San Blas, Sardinia, South Africa, St Eustache, St Lucie, St Martin, St Domingue, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkey, USA, Vanuatu.

√ 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 2005-2007

√ 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

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

√ He photographs naturist massage centers in 2010 and 2011

√ 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

√ 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, panoramic 130 MB, January 11, 2015

√ 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

√ He 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 Espagnol (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

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

√ Photography is his language, with his humour, his philosophical statements and his pedagogy

√ 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.

√ He 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.

√ 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

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

√ 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 2,970 m 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

√ 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

√ 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.

 

√ Some examples of his year 1900:

- Anno 1900 in Luxembourg,
- Victory Day in England,
- Mondial "Air Ballons Chambley",
- Le Diner En Blanc Paris,
- 130 years Tour Eiffel (zip line and lasers),
- Salon International de l'Aviation et l'Espace,
with Matthew McConaughey and Emmanuel Macron,
- Violent demonstrations 01 May in Paris,
- Fire at Notre Dame de Paris,
- L'Oréal La French Art of Hair Colouring,
- The "yellow jackets" in Paris, etc.

 

√ Committed to the promotion of science, ecology, justice and non-violence.
77 reportages so far:

- 1991: Jakarta: "Smiles in the dirt" for Photo Asia,
- 2002-2003-2004: Adriana Karembeu for the French Red Cross,
- 2005-2008-2009-2013-2014-2015: UNESCO for Women and Science,
- February 2007: Citizens of the Earth: The Paris Conference on Global Ecological Governance with Nicolas Hulot,
- May 22, 2010: Nature Capital: greenery at the Champs Elysées,
- May 22, 2014: Activist painter Louis-Pierre Promeheur protests against the visit to France of Chinese President Xi Jinping,
- January 29, 2015: Sidaction, HIV/AIDS Association at the Pavillon D'Armenonville
with Pierre Bergé, Julie Hantson, Pascal Obispo, Line Renaud, Pauline Lefevre,
Virginie Efira, Catherine Deneuve Augustin Trapenard and Alison Wheeler, etc.,
- July-August 2016: Official photographer of a day of holidays in Versailles for 2,500 children without holidays in the presence of the Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay and the artist Olafur Eliasson,
- September 24, 2016: Walk against extinction, with Adriana Karembeu,
- October 11, 2017: The 11th edition of Pasteurdon with Alexandra Lamy and Claude Lelouch,
- April 18, 2017: March for Sciences in Paris,
- March 15, 2018: UNICEF Shoot, Dan Carter in a large studio,
- February 25, 2018: Illegal looting of fish in Lake Meudon,
- September 8th, 2018: Walk for the climate at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris,
- October 2018: Reportage, a day of advertising: the stifling and growing invasion of advertising absolutely everywhere,
- November 2018: Reportage, The Paris region is the world champion of geothermal, yes, that's good!
- Gay Pride in Paris 29th June 2019,
- July 14, 2019: 25 years of commitment to the access to culture for all. More than 2,800 people benefit from associations supported by the ENGIE Foundation and the Opéra National de Paris,
- On July 20, 2019, the anniversary of the first steps of the man on the Moon, the evening Mooon at Grand Palais proposes to the public a program mixing conversations with Claudie Haigneré and Thomas Pesquet,
- September 21, 2019: March for the climate, black blocks and yellow vests… a mobilization Saturday in Paris,
- Walk against sexual violence on November 23rd, 2019. Stop seeing women fall under the blows of men: 49,000 people march in Paris against violence towards women.

 

Christian Fournier, the 2nd best photographer in the world!

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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  





"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

The same thing but with photos!


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 nonexistent. But this photo is of incomparable quality, even with all our modern means.


In the end, I only have three questions:
- Did I take beautiful photos?
- Did I have fun?
- Have my photos been useful?

 

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




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






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


√ 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







√ Learned English alone as a Frenchman,
listening to the Beatles, 1970-1975






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




Before clockwork Orange Mécanique






√ War against the French National Education system, 1975





In France, here is how I, perhaps like you, learned trigonometry: “Take out your notebook, write "definition: The tangent of an angle is the relationship between the opposite and adjacent sides". Learn it by heart for next week”. Fun.
As for myself, I tried to motivate my students by telling them how (in a somewhat simplified version) Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the Earth in the third century BC. It is an extraordinary tale: Eratosthenes (276-194BC) was a geographer, mathematician, and director of the library of Alexandria.
He had heard travelers say that in Syene, at noon on June 21st, you could see the image of the sun reflected in the bottom of a well. This meant of course that the Sun was precisely vertically above the well.
So on June 21st, at noon in Alexandria, Eratosthenes measured the length of the shadow of one of the city’s obelisks.
The Greeks had already figured out that the world was round, for they were great navigators, often in armadas, and they had remarked that when a boat disappeared over the horizon, it was always the prow that disappeared first, no matter where or in what direction they were traveling. From the Atlantic to the Black Sea, the same thing happened, and only a sphere could explain it. They had also understood that a lunar eclipse happened when the Earth’s shadow was projected onto the moon and that this shadow was circular. They had even understood that the sun’s rays, crossing such a far distance, were parallel.
Which allowed him to draw up the following diagram :



Angles A and B are equal as they are interior angles. So that gives him the angle and the opposite side of an isosceles triangle. Far from being an idiot, Eratosthenes knew that he only needed to calculate the two unknown sides, in this case, the SUN’S RADII! As you well may know, a triangle has only 6 variables: 3 sides and 3 angles. It is evident that once you have 3 of those variables, you can find them all. If you have an angle and two sides, your triangle is well-defined. So there must be calculations that would let you find the other variables. He was right, and so he invented “Trigonometry”.
Eratosthenes was able to find the length of the Earth’s circumference: 39,375km which isn’t too far off. Pretty good job for 300BC.
Bravo, Eratosthenes. Thanks to you, we can learn this so-called Trigonometry. Hurray!
I learned all of these motivating stories by talking to other math students I met while working for the National Trust.

√ Volontary ecological work for The National Trust (Angleterre), 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




√ Photographe professionnel free-lance, basé en Californie, USA, pendant 13 ans. Travaille entre autres, comme photographe free-lance, pour The Cruise Ship Picture Co Ltd, sur des bateaux de croisières dans le monde entier (y compris le S/S Norway, ex paquebot France), et aussi à Monte Carlo et Universal Studios USA




S/S Norway, ex S/S France, around 1985



√ Reportages about horribles living conditions in Haiti in 1980, 1981, 1984 and 1987








√ 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




√ Private pilot's license in Missouri, USA, 1982








√ Photographed very pretty girls














√ 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


Polynesia. There is a diver in back


Mexico. There is a diver in the bottom right corner.


New Caledonia : the sunken calcite caves of the Isle of Pines.


Plongées dans le lac de Tignes, France en janvier 2012, avec Frédérique Gorsky



July 2011: Frédérique Gorsky and myself at 60 feet
in the scuba pool at Villeuneuve La Garenne, near Paris,
testing my Ikelite underwater housing and Light&Motion lights


√ Glacier climbing in Alaska 1983-1989. √ Chased by a bear in Alaska






√ Sailing licence, Florida, 1984







√ Invented and taught "Formal Portraits" on cruise ships, 1984







√ 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.)

I wasn’t allowed to take photos—which I find completely understandable – during the concerts. So here is a glimpse of the backstage

Isaac Stern
Né le 21 juillet 1920 à Kremenets (RSS d'Ukraine) et mort le 22 septembre 2001 à New York, est un violoniste américain,
l'un des plus illustres représentants de la première génération de musiciens entièrement formés aux États-Unis.


James Galway and Christian Fournier. In the back, commandant Delery
Sir James Galway OBE, est un flûtiste né à Belfast en Irlande du Nord le 8 décembre 1939.
Il a été première flûte à l'Orchestre philharmonique de Berlin entre 1969 et 1975 sous la direction de Herbert von Karajan.
Il se consacre aujourd'hui à une carrière de soliste et vit en Suisse avec sa femme Jeannie Galway, elle-même flûtiste.


Keith Jarret
Keith Jarrett est un pianiste, saxophoniste, flûtiste, percussionniste, organiste, claveciniste,guitariste et compositeur américain né le 8 mai 1945 à Allentown, en Pennsylvanie.


Maurice André
Maurice André (né le 21 mai 1933, à Alès, et mort le 25 février 2012, à Bayonne1) est un trompettiste français classique. Il a été professeur de trompette au conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris où il a introduit l'enseignement de la trompette piccolo notamment pour le répertoire baroque. Inspirateur de nombreuses innovations de l'instrument, sa grande maîtrise technique et son profond sens artistique ont contribué pendant cinquante ans à populariser la trompette dans le monde entier. Maurice André a joué et enregistré les grands concertos du répertoire avec les plus illustres chefs d'orchestre de son époque. Il est reconnu par ses pairs comme étant le plus grand trompettiste classique de ce siècle.


Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vladimir Davidovitch Ashkenazy, ou Achkenazi (en russe : Владимир Давидович Ашкенази), né le 6 juillet 1937 à Gorki en URSS, est un pianiste et chef d'orchestre russe, naturalisé islandais en 1972.


√ 1985: He photographs an anthelion, a rare and magnificent optical meteorological phenomenon, at the front of a boat, from the rail, near Ketchikan, Misty Fjords, Alaska.
A glory or anthelia (also known as the Broken Specter if not colored) is a rare optical phenomenon surrounding a material object, having the shape of an ellipse in the colors of the rainbow. It is one or more series of colored rings seen by an observer around his shadow cast on a cloud consisting mainly of many small water droplets, on fog.
It is sometimes surrounded by a luminous circle. It is only visible in the Sun-obstacle-cloud axis because the backscatter is weak towards the angles away from it. Each person can therefore only see his own spectrum.





√ In love with Dr. Nicole Bordes, 1987-1992, superconductivity researcher at Los Alamos, at the time the largest concentration of scientists and computers in the world





La série : The fun Couple, bien avant les "Des chiens" et les smartphones


Cabos st Lucas, des kilomètres de plages désertes.


Del Mar Fair, California. Nicole poses near the photo I made of her in Alaska.
The Del Mar Fairgrounds is a 370-hectare meeting place located in Del Mar, California. This is where the annual San Diego County Fair, which was called the Del Mar Fair from 1984 to 2001, is held.



Sipadan Island

Tracy Arms, Alaska



Stone Island, Mexico

Je suis basé à Torrance, Californie. Je loue un appart (ici dessus) avec Nicole dans un complexe immobilier (piscine, salle de réception, etc...)
Tout près de la plage, du downtown LA et Hollywood, du port Long Beach et de l'aéroport LAX, parfait pour un photographe très itinérant.


Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska



Le Mont Batur à Bali

La série "Tu Me Manques"




Other incredible archaeological discoveries:
- The famous photographer Christian Fournier was suicidal when he separated from Doctor Nicole Bordes, at the time a research scientist in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA, so the photo mentioned above could represent either a murder, either an accident, a suicide, or a natural death.
- The rope suggests a staging. So the first photo mentioned could also be a staging.
- This photo may have been taken by Graham Mitch in the quicksand of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, the country just below the USA.


√ 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, le S/S Norway in 1989





√ 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!





Her father had booked the entire ship for two Christian cruises for Templeton Tours.
I got her to participate in the survival suit drill in Tracy Arms in Alaska.
Shannon Templeton: "That's a memory I will never forget. The suit I was wearing had a tiny pin hole near my ankle and a little jet of icy water numbed the lower half of my leg really quick. I still have my "official suit tester" certificate somewhere written up in beautiful calligraphy. Thank you for this memory!"



Then I took her on Mendenhall glacier. We hiked, found an OK spot and I photographed her in a bikini next to an inflatable palm tree and a red painted iguana toy.
Shannon Templeton: "That's one of the things I've always loved about you, Christian, your sense of humour. Who else would take an inflatable palm tree and a stuffed red iguana out onto a glacier in Alaska?! In a few hundred years someone will be wondering how those got there..."
I noticed that she was very sharp and started sharing with her my enthusiasm for cosmology. Like me, she had read the Carl Sagan book "Cosmos"
She had also read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and was, like me, a fan.












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







This strange orange object floating on the water is not a new breed of seal but a human being wearing a survival suit. These suits are mainly made for people like fishermen, who navigate on cold waters. In low temperature waters (less than 45 °F), one could not survive more than ten minutes without special equipment. Based on the principles of a dry suit, a survival suit will allow a person immersed in cold water to survive for several hours (this length of time depends on many factors such as the water and the outside temperatures, the resistance against cold of the person... ) However, unlike dry suits, these suits are not designed for diving purposes but for survival only. They are about 1/4 inch thick. Boots and gloves are attached for better protection, as well as a hood. A front zipper closes the suit up to the chin, the front seal and a piece of neoprene placed over the mouth and the nose provide a relative waterproofing. Buoyancy is achieved by two different ways. As mentioned above, the survival suit is made out of neoprene rubber that contains millions of tiny insulating cells filled with air, making the suit very buoyant. In addition, a balloon-like ring attached to the suit under the arms can be inflated by mouth using a hose included in the suit. Apart from buoyancy, this ring provides a support to the neck and allows the person to float without effort, head out of water. Thermal insulation is not achieved, as commonly thought, by the suit itself, but by the air trapped in the suit : this air is warmed by the body and provides an effective insulation. Unfortunately, in cold water, the heat loss is high and the human body must continually compensate for this loss. At a certain point, it becomes impossible for the body to keep up and the body temperature drops ; eventually, the person will die from hypothermia. Hopefully, rescuers will be there before this happens. The color orange of the suit has not been chosen for fashion reasons but because this is the color the most easily detectable on the sea. These pictures were taken in Tracy Arm (Alaska) during a safety drill, demonstrating the efficiency of the suits. Six volunteers jumped from a lifeboat into the ice cold water of Sawyer glacier, under the indifferent eyes of harbor seals. After some paddling around, these special bathers were given a flare used to draw attention. Wet or even immersed, these flares continue to glow with a bright orange "flame" signaling the position to the rescuers. This drill has been conducted every week, for more than three years now, on board the M/V VIKING SERENADE, formerly M/V STARDANCER, during the Alaskan season, for the delight of the passengers. Many crew members are looking forward to this "icecapade", but the waiting list is very long and only six suits are available on board !
Text by Dr Nicole Bordes and Christian Fournier

√ Buys a large property in Canada, 1990 and creates "The Studio in the Woods"








√ Photographed sharks, outside the cage, California, 1990






√ Undercover photographer for the CIA in Leningrad, USSR, summer 1991. Obviously not the photos given to the CIA, this is just to show the context








√ Photographed the fire on board the S/S Ocean Pearl from French Paquet cruiseline in 1992 with proves that freedom of press in France is a joke.





√ He is an assistant for 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.







Catalogue prêt à porter Ober vers 2005. J'utilise toujours mes panneaux Lightform (il y en a 6 ici, faciles à assembler et à ranger dans ma voiture) inventés par Dean Collins, mon prof de photo en Californie en 1990. Les Lightform sont des armatures en tubes plastique sur lesquelles on fixe des toiles opaques ou transparentes, devant ou derrière ou les deux, blanches, noir, or, argent, avec ou sans trous pour les problèmes de vent en extérieur. Les armatures s'emboîtent pour créer toutes les tailles voulues et des petits pieds permettent de les faire tenir. Le tout est très léger et tient dans un gros sac souple. Si vous venez suivre un de mes cours photo, je vous expliquerai comment faire un fond blanc immaculé sans retour.






√ First one in the world to photograph the dugong, a large herbivorous aquatic mammal, in its natural habitat. √ Attacked by a dugong, 1993






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





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







√ He photographed Petra Lindblad, famous international top model, in a studio in Hollywood, in 1993 for the magazine Photography International for the cover in 1994. His photo also made the cover of the magazine 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, via Spéos International photography school, to give him introductory lessons, in digital photography and also in 2016 during a signing session at Taschen.

Black panels all around to prevent white light from creating a loss of contrast due to the white background.













Peter Lindbergh and Christian Fournier at a signing session at Taschen in 2016.










√ Official photographer of the inaugural 3-month cruise of the Club Med II, giant sailboat, 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 photographs fireworks from 1992 (on film, very difficult) to 2019: Italy, Canaris, Sicily, London Olympics, Belgium, Paris, Rodin Museum, Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Saint-Cloud, Chantilly, Sully- sur-Loire, etc







8 juillet 2011 : Les Fêtes Venitiennes à Versailles






Two cameras, film ones. It was not easy then!













√ Ruined in 6 months by a crook. See Page 41



√ Homeless in Paris, 1993
Rumors of my death have been greatly 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.


























√ 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 offense to openness and creativity" His series "painting on slides" is published in The Bristish Journal of Photography and Canadian magazine Photo Sélection.



















































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




√ He created a website site with Noos (later on became 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 by Eiffage to photograph them

Eiffage had just finished installing laser sensors throughout the Paris sewer network and could thus know in real time the flows in the pipelines.
At this remote era, we used Kodak slides, the exposure was delicate, there were only 36 photos in a reel and reloading a waterproof housing in a humid environment was complicated. Since everything was very dark, I had to add light in the backgrounds with another remote flash. We had to give all those best slides to the client and we only had the rejects left. So here are the rejects and the making of.











Here, you can see me holding my flashgun in my right hand
(and on the left hand its trigger) to light the tunnel behind us.



 

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




At the FNAC store. What a pleasure to see your book published! I recommend it to everyone!



√ In June 1997 and May 1998, he photographed, with 5 other photographers, the "Disney Children Summits", the annual 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, 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, at a Charity Gala In Aid of L'Envol At Hôtel Ritz In Paris 1998





√ Photographs and assists photographer Peter Beard in 1998 with Chaplin sisters as models and Topolino as makeup artist



How fanstatic to be photographed by Peter Beard with the Chaplin sisters



√ Photographed in 1998 a hidden laboratory for making black powder in Sicily by the Italia mafia




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




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




√ 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 1999




√ Photographed Yann Arthus Bertrand in his home in 1999 and at the Salon de la Photo in 2014




Yann Arthus Bertrand (His book: Earth from Above): the luckiest photographer in the world
Very rich parents, great for hot air balloons, helicopters, trips around the world, Roland Garros, Paris-Dakar, etc.
- Just before the invention of drones (now everyone can make aerial photos for cheap, without pollution, without noise disrupting migration and broods).
- He escaped death on January 14, 1986 by giving his place to Daniel Balavoine in a helicopter that will crash a few hours later.
- He is described as "eco-tartuffe" for his role as a photographer for the Paris-Dakar for ten years and his regular use of the helicopter that earned him the nickname of "helicologist".
- His active support for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (fully air-conditioned stadiums!) Has been severely criticized because of the environmental impact, the media does not hesitate to link this support and the financial assistance from the Qatar Foundation for the production of his film "Home".
- Yann Arthus Bertrand is a member of the board of the luxury giant LVMH.
- One good thing: On July 1, 2005, he created the foundation recognized by public utility GoodPlanet.




√ 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
As of December 8, 2019, when one types professional photographer in Paris into Google, he appears in eighth position of "not paying" √ Photographs Lionel Jospin and Jean Claude Gaysseau in July 2000, during the Concorde crash








His 83 domain names
http://www.photostourismparis.com    http://www.photographe-de-mariage.com 
http://www.blog-photographe.fr   http://www.photographe-beaute.fr 
http://www.photographe-groupes.fr   http://www.photographe-humour.fr 
http://www.photographe-informatique.fr   http://www.photographe-petit-studio.fr 
http://www.photographe-spectacles.fr   http://www.photographe-sport.ovh 
http://www.prof-photographe.fr   http://www.photos-coulisses.com 
http://www.photographe-reconstitution-historique.fr   http://www.photographie-professionnelle.com 
http://www.photographe-people.com   http://www.chronique-parisienne.com 
http://www.photographe-de-reportage.com   http://www.photographe-industrie.info 
http://www.photographe-archi-deco.info   http://www.photographe-mode.com 
http://www.photographe-objets.com   http://www.photographe-pub.com 
http://www.photographeevenementiel.com   http://www.photographepanoramique.com 
http://www.photographeportraits.com   http://www.photographenuartistique.com 
http://www.photographe-sous-marin.com   http://www.photographer-press.com 
http://www.photographe-charme.com   http://www.photographepanoramique.com
http://www.photographerparis.biz

http://www.christianfournier.com
http://www.christianfournier.fr
http://www.famousphotographer.com

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http://www.prisedevue.net  http://www.prisedevue.info
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http://www.prisedevue.tv  http://www.prisedevue.cc
http://www.laprisedevue.com  http://www.enprisedevue.com



As of December 8, 2019, when one enters "photographe professionnel à Paris", he appears in eighth position of "not paying"






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






Should I explain? Photoshop can undress women?



His custom buit computer station.





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





 

√ 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, Mme Bernadette Chirac, Caroline de Monaco,
et autres célébrités avaient prévu de s'y rendre. Mais problèmes avec la mafia russe.
La mafia a confisqué les vêtements des créateurs (d'une valeur de 2 millions de Francs),
mis en faillite instantanée notre agence de com russe, confisqué nos passeports,
menacé de nous faire payer nos notes d'hôtel Baltschug Kempinski
et réécrit un nouveau contrat pour notre équipe
pour en récolter les bénéfices financiers et médiatiques. Après une semaine,
nous avons dû capituler. J'ai profité de cette semaine, bloqué à Moscou,
pour photographier les modèles Elena Milevskaia (que j'avais déjà photographiée à Paris),
Saesha Bazhanova et Vika Belausava et visiter la ville.
Les castings dirigés par la Mafia russe étaient bidons,
les mafieux voulaient juste placer leur amies.



Casting style la mafia russe.






√ 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




Conchita Wurst et Jean-Paul Gaultier.



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









√ Photographs Stéphane Berne (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







√ 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


Quote fromBoris Vian.

The end of pain, the newspapers in colour, all the children happy, and so many other things that sleep in the skulls of the brilliant engineers.














√ Photographs Jacques Chirac from 2001 to 2007 and his funerals in 2019

September 30, 2019: Solemn Mass in honor of Jacques Chirac, celebrated at the Saint-Sulpice Church in Paris. His last crowd immersion.












Jacques Chirac was a merry unscrupulous lad.



It was him, when he was Prime Minister, in 1992, who put a veto on my article bought by Sipa Press "FIRE ON BOARD THE OCEAN PEARL" because the shipping company was sufficiently ........ .. persuasive .............
So much for press freedom in France. 

√ Photographs Marion Cotillard aged 26 for "Les Sapins des Créateurs" at l'Espace Cardin on 20th December 2001


Marion Cotillard is a French actress, starred as the French singer in 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







Laetitia Casta 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 modeled 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

√ Bought a 550,000 € apartment in Paris. End of loan in 2018 + over 200,000 € of photo and computer equipment + a Toyota car Yaris Verso




His photo equipment



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







√ He photographs Prisca Lafleur, one of the Aubade (The French equivalent to Victoria's Secret) 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











√ 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.
PSG : L'equipe complète au Parc des Princes en sept 2005. Système panoramique en très haute definition.











√ Bought an apartment in Paris. Loan repaid in 2018





√ Met 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

Sa version simplifiée du théorème de Thalès



Le théorème de Thalès est un théorème de géométrie qui affirme que, dans un plan, une droite parallèle à l'un des côtés d'un triangle sectionne ce dernier en deux triangles semblables.
La légende raconte que Thalès de Milet (environ 626-547 av JC) avait été invité par le roi Amasis, averti de ses grandes connaissances. Thalès se montra à la hauteur de sa réputation : le roi déclarait ne pas connaître la hauteur des fantastiques pyramides déjà presque bimillénaires.
Les droites (AP) et (BC) sont parallèles donc les triangles DBC et DPA sont semblables et les côtés AP, PD, AD sont proportionnels aux côtés BC, BD et CD. Comme les lignes PD, BC, CB et BD sont mesurables, on calcule AP. Magique. Non : mathématique. Bravo Thalès.
AP/PD = CB/BD => AP = (CB x PD) / BD
Exemple : si Christian Fournier mesure 2m, que son ombre portée mesure 5 mètres et qu'il est à 10 m de l'arbre, l'arbre fait 2x20/5 = 4 m de haut.


A model with the "fashion" expression
Her smile reveals her youth




P = programme; S = speed vitesse; A = aperture diaphragme; M= manuel









Example of the importance of perspective: exhibition in 2013 on the huge columns of the Grand Palais.

You have to be at a single precise location to see the drawing correctly.
A good photographer must master perspective.





EXEMPLE DE PORTRAIT CORPORATE 
Rouleau de fond uni gris neutre. Storm Grey 05 ou Mineral Grey 51.
L’éclairage doit être presque plat et doux avec une légère ombre modélisant pour structurer et donner du volume au visage. Parapluie ou boîte à lumière à droite et nid d’abeille à gauche. Des panneaux sombres de chaque côté du visage permettent de créer des ombres, surtout si les murs de la chambre sont clairs.
Obtenez une expression honnête, agréable et positive.
Maintenir le contact visuel / se concentrer sur les yeux.
Évitez les reflets sur les lunettes. Les éclairages doivent être plus hauts que les yeux. Les montures de lunettes ne doivent pas couvrir les yeux.
Utilisez un objectif portrait (105 mm sur 24 x 36 mm) et conservez une faible profondeur de champ ( F4) pour permettre la mise au point optimale sur les yeux et les traits du visage.
Évitez les postures rigides et anormalement droites, genre debout très droit avec les mains derrière le dos.
Au besoin, utilisez un tabouret pour le sujet.
Laisser votre sujet trouvait une posture qui lui semble naturelle.
Utilisez un tabouret pour vous-même pour être à la hauteur des yeux de votre sujet. Cet exemple montre que le sujet est à l'aise mais toujours en équilibre et engagé. Une inclinaison très douce de la tête, des épaules et du corps font partie d'une pose naturelle.
Toujours demander aux sujets de faire (presque) face à la caméra.
Votre sujet doit porter une tenue adéquate, sans motifs ni formes trop marquantes.
Aucune main ou autre objet ne doit apparaître.







Photos "aériennes" corporate pour GMF Vie



1 - Assistante Christine
2 - Assistante Camille
3 - Nikon D600 de 25 millions pixels avec Nikkor 18-35mm en mise au point auto et déclencheur Profoto sur un clamp Manfrotto déclenché à distance par le logiciel Nikon Camera Control Pro en LiveView / Nikon D600 with Profoto remote trigger on a Manfrotto clamp and software Nikon Camera Control Pro in LiveView mode
4 - Parapluies géants / giant umbrellas
5 - Profoto flash D1 air déclenché à distance par le logiciel / Profoto D1 air studio flash remote triggered via software on the Mac
6 - Pied d'éclairage Manfrotto / Manfrotto light stand
7 - Gueuse Manfrotto pour girafe / Manfrotto counterweight for the giraffe
8 - Escabeau pour installer l'équipement en hauteur / Stepladder to install all the tall stuff
9 - Gueuse Manfrotto pour pied d'éclairage / Manfrotto counterweight for the light stands
10 - Ordinateur Apple 17" pour un contrôle complet avec le logiciel Nikon Camera Control Pro via un cable USB auto alimenté / Apple 17" computer with heavy duty USB cable to link it the Nikon camera for full control with software Nikon Camera Control Pro
11 - Imprimante / printer
12 - Table avec accessoires de déguisement / Table top for fun props
13 - Barre transversale pour maintenir l'appareil D600 choisi pour sa légèreté / Horizontal bar to hold the lightweight Nikon D600
14 - Papier blanc de 2,72 m x 2,72m / Sheet of white paper 2,72 m square
15 - Coussins pour permettre aux invités de s'allonger plus agréablement / Cushions to make mike more pleasant for guest to lie down






√ He photographs behind the scenes

His second selfie: On board a helicopter to photograph the first cruise of the boat/ferry Le Piana, from Split, Croatia to Trieste, Italie, before its regular cruises in december 2011.
I took this photo, like a selfie, with my Nikon D4 and a Nikkor fish-eye 16mm lens F2.8. With the vibrations and the wind, it was not easy.
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His first selfie: circa 1986.


Before / after for Dior in 2014.

Mister photographer, do you really need to use a makeup artist?

20 novembre 2017 : Réalisation d'une carte de voeux corporate.

1 - Le fond blanc est à F22.
2 - Le retour derrière le modèle est à F8.
3- La face est à F11.
Le flash 5 donne F8 pour un peu de lumière sur les vêtements blancs.

Donc une belle silhouette, bien nette, bien noir, sur fond blanc immaculé, sans retour,
et les parties claires des vêtements plus blanches.
Nikon D3x de 25 millions de pixels, 1/250e de seconde, F11, 100 ISO, MAP manuelle.
6 - Sac Manfrotto pour les 3 pieds, les câbles et le gaffer.
7 - Valise Pelican protégeant Le Nikon D3x, l'objectif Niikor 105mm, le fashmètre, un Nikon D600 avec Nikkor 24-70mm pour ce making of et la sécurité.
8 - Sac pour 2 flash Profoto, leur câbles alim et déclencheur à distance.







Il livre à mes clients ses photos en RVB.
Elles sont calibrées dès la prise de vue en température de couleur grâce à une charte Kodak certifiée (CAT 152 7654) incluses dans ma première photo de chaque éclairage et remise à l'imprimeur.
Ses flashs sont de vrais flashs de studio haut de gamme (Profoto) garantis en stabilité de couleur.
Puis mes images sont traitées dans les règles de l'art avec Lightroom puis Photoshop (point noir et point blanc adéquats pour éviter les blancs sans détails, les noirs bouchés et les couleurs sursaturées) avec une lecture à la "pipette".
Ses écrans sont aussi calibrés avec un thermocolorimètre Greta MacBeth.
Mes photos sont donc parfaites en RVB, prêtes pour une conversion CNJN optimale.
CNJN = Cyan, Magenta, Jaune, Noir = quadrichromie. La "quadri" est le système d'impression le plus utilisé (d'autres sont le jet d'encre, sublimation thermique, roto-sècheuse, etc.).
La conversion CMJN est très délicate pour le respect des couleurs.
Si votre client vous demande de convertir vos photos de RVB en CMJN, il faut dire : "Oui, mais quel CMJN ?" Il en existe des centaines, chacun adapté à une imprimante et un papier précis. On ne peut faire une bonne conversion que quand on a les infos de l'imprimeur, genre : la table de séparation du système qu'il va utiliser. Surtout ne passer de RVB en CMJN avec Photoshop sans régler à l'avance quel CMJN sera utilisé.
Attention : l'espace colorimétrique CMJN est restreint. Nos yeux voient un très grand espace colorimétrique, c'est la référence absolue bien sûr. Le RVB est celui des écrans et des capteurs, plus restreint. Le CMJN est celui d'un procédé qui, sur un papier (plus ou moins blanc, en général) étale une couche de cyan, puis de magenta, puis de jaune, puis de noir sur la même feuille et donne une impression de couleur. Cela n'est pas parfait. Les couleurs "fluo" ou "or" ou "argent", par exemple, ne passent pas. Il faut rajouter d'autres couleurs (d'où un surcoût de rouleaux supplémentaires et de calibrages) pour se rapprocher des couleurs de l'original. Les catalogues de bijoux coûtent donc très chers.
Exemple : les couleurs d'une reproduction de tableau ne peuvent pas être à 100% fidèles. J'ai dû expliquer longuement ceci à un éminent peintre. Il m'a expliqué qu'il faisait ses tableaux avec des coquilles d'œufs d'autruche, de la terre de Sienne brûlée (oxyde de fer rouge et d'oxyde de manganèse), de pépites de chocolat importées d'Afrique, des ailes de papillons, de la soie de chine, des vernis de Léonard de Vinci, etc... Beaucoup de ces couleurs ne sont pas reproductibles en CMJN, même si on dépense une fortune et utilise les meilleurs spécialistes. Il faut faire des compromis, ou aller voir l'original au musée. Et encore, il faut que le tableau soit éclairé avec la même lumière que celle de l'atelier du peintre. Si le tableau est éclairé par des lampes tungstènes, il apparaîtra plus jaune, en tube néon, plus vert, etc... Mon peintre a beaucoup souffert lors de ce petit cours, mais il m'a dit être très content d'avoir enfin compris tout cela et que sa vie venait de changer.
Merci Christian.
Pour les objets qu'un graphiste a créés avec une couleur Pantone (RVB ou CMJN) à la conception, je peux injecter cette couleur référencée dans la photo et cela permet une couleur plus fidèle selon le procédé utilisé.
J'adapte aussi mon RVB, si on me le demande, pour une optimisation maximale (sur iPad Rétina, par exemple).




Au Golden Gate Bridge (en anglais, littéralement « le Pont de la Porte d’Or ») à San Francisco avec le modèle Sharon Stanley.
Assistants : Nick Lellelyn et John Cable.


Sharon Stanley : "Christian, you make everyone so beautiful with the gift of your gaze in the camera :)"



He works at home and he lives in his office.




Lors de l'événement Nature Capital où les Champs Elysées ont été remplies de végétation en mai 2010.
Mon appareil photo est sur un monopod avec déclenchement à distance.
Je me souviens de mon inquiétude sur la netteté de ces photos car il y avait du vent et le monopod oscillait un peu.
1/200 ou 1/250 ème de seconde ? this is the question.
Une dame a commenté derrière moi à son mari : "Regarde chéri, lui, c'est un professionnel, il utilise un pied, ses photos seront plus nettes !"
Photo de Florence Coufourier de l'Agence de presse MaxPPP. Merci Florence.





Des grands parapluies pour de beaux portaits dans les locaux du client ebay.


Catalogue de 300 paires de lunettes FRED :
Ma tente d'éclairage est des fois bien utile, plus de la lumière par dessous, via un plexi transparent.





Le Hasselblad, aussi, incontournable pour les pro.
Hasselblad un moyen format (6x6cm) réputé pour sa grande qualité.

Dites-moi quelle autre profession lui'aurait permis de commander un commandant de positionner son bateau de 24 000 tonnes au meilleur endroit pour sa photo ?




Merci à Gaëtan pour les photos de making of.
Je ne reste jamais plus d'une seconde à la fois debout devant la scène
pour ne pas géner les spectateurs derrière moi.
Je suis un pro.






Then the Leica M4P with the English Company Cruiseship Pictures Co.UK.
Fantastic for the cruiseship work. We had up to 10 Leicas on board. No mirror, rangefinder camera. So we could see the flash on subjects’ faces and know if their eyes were open. The viewfinder’s field was larger than the photo, which permitted us to anticipate external elements that entered into our view at the last moment, for example waiters in our photos in the dining room.

Now you can see why we liked the Leica.


Here is exactly what you see in the viewfinder of the Leica MP4. The white lines are the frame of the final photo with the Summicron 35mm lens, the inside lines are the frame of the final photo when taken with a 50mm. If a shark approached the frame we would see it before it entered the photo.
You can also see a part of the lens to remind you which one you were using. You can see here that it wasn’t me taking the photo, since I am in it, the faces are cropped and the horizon isn’t straight. Copyrights were added for reasons that did not exist at the time (1980).
You could also focus in near absolute darkness.

Just as tireless as us, the photographers.
It’s only shortcoming: the synchronised flash at 1/60th of a second, too slow for photos taken outside of moving subjects, in which case the Nikon F3 was used.





Edito Gangster Fashion de 2005.
Stylisme féminin : Pauline Pô Maquillage : Marianne Bobet et Djénète; Coiffure : Alexandra Bredin.
Modèles masculins : Alexandre Bartet, Antonio Estevens, Dominique Rideau et Stéphane Krahenbuhl.
Modèles féminins : NGuyet, Albane Fioretti, Sophie Thouvenin Armes à feu : Rony Sfedj; Assistante : Isabelle Nèry Acquisition numérique : Florence Coufourier Location des cannes : Regifilm; Location vêtement hommes et feutres : Le Souk Support moral : Sabine Crossen; Scénario : Albane Fioretti et Christian Fournier Conception, réalisation, photographie, infographie : Christian Fournier.





Desert Storm, Comme des Garçons, Marité François Gerbaux au studio Top Models à Paris en 1998
Vêtements : Comme des Garçons
Modèles : Laura Druskinyte, Patricia Palmasso, Estera, Marina Nikta et Anne d'Alguerre
Studio : Top Models à Paris
Paysages : La Vallée de la mort en Californie
Coiffure et maquillage : Anabelle Behotas et Luc et Simon
Assistant : Olivier de Felice, régisseuse : Cil de Kolda, stylisme : Vida
Photographe et infographe (désert, studio et imbrication numérique) : Christian Fournier
Mise en page : Joëlle de Montille











√ He takes sports photos

2 juillet 2011 : Taïg Khris bat le record du monde de saut en roller au Sacré-Coeur


1 février 2015 : 36e festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain
Les trois filles sont perchées sur le trapèze, celle du milieu se jette dans le vide,
se cambre et est rattrapée de justesse. Cela dure un quart de seconde !


Wise Fools



I stop time because I stopped Prisca in mid air and because this photo is from 2006.
Prisca Lafleur was then an Aubade model













Royal Air Force Falcons Parachute Display Team, England 2019.




√ He photographs conventions







27 mai 2014 : le groupe Aarhus Karlshamn au restaurant Le Jules Vernes au 123ème étage de la Tour Eiffel




√ He photographs film stages




Nathan Lee, Claude François junior (le frère de Claude François), Tex et Amanda.

21 janvier 2015 : Filage de la pièce Le Tombeur avec Michel Leeb au Théâtre des Nouveautés.

De Jean-Luc Moreau Assistante et Anne Poirier Busson avec Michel Leeb, Guy Lecluyse, Julia Duchaussoy,
Pascale Louange, Chick Ortega, Camille Solal, Coralie Audret, Laurence Porteil, Xavier Goulard. Décors Charlie Mangel et costumes Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz.




√ He photographs shows

1 février 2015 : 36e festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain
Les trois filles sont perchées sur le trapèze, celle du milieu se jette dans le vide, se cambre et est rattrapée de justesse.
Cela dure un quart de seconde !




La Coupole


Les Blue Men à Las Vegas en 2013

Océan en voie d'illumination au Jardin des Plantes 24 et 26 dec 2019


19 mai 2018 : La Fête Aérienne 2018 « le Temps Des Hélices » à La Ferté Allais

Wingwalker Danielle sur Pink Lady @aviationWingwalkerDanielle

22 Octobre 2017 : Concert des Rolling Stones à Paris : No Filter.


Vaux le Vicomte le 23 décembre 2019






√ He photographs animals


Le tisserin est le nom donné à des nombreuses espèces d'oiseaux de genres variés, appartenant à la famille des Ploceidae dans l'ordre des Passeriformes.
Ces oiseaux sont remarquables par la structure de leurs nids, et leur comportement sociaux variés et originaux. Le tisserin est très agile avec son bec et ses pattes : il sait parfaitement tisser.





Aucun animal n'a été maltraité durant ces prise de vue.





√ He photographs still life for Ariane Space, Nike, Converse, Terraillon, Hachette, Comme des Garçons, Fred, Google, Etam, Bratz, Pomme de Pains, Sweppes, Club Med, L'oréal, PSG, Ober, Courir, Levis, Cacharel, Alcatel, Forum Make up, Garmin, Lafuma, Maybeline, Nexans, Renault, WWF, Saatchi & Saatchi, Le Nain Bleu, Maple, etc ...



These valves must withstand 110 bars at -253 ° centigrade in space and hot gases at +3300 ° C because they are made for Ariane rockets.

























Cacharel


Début janvier 2020 : 138 photos de matériel médico-chirurgical ophtalmologique. Chirurgie lamellaire rétinienne, microkératômes et chirurgie LASIK, etc.

210 heures de travail : installation, tests, déballages et tri des objets, prises de vue, détourage, optimisation.




Tri par tailles et surfaces réflchissantes


1 - Pied colonne Manfrotto, indispensable pour photographier des objets au zénith
2 - Nikon D850 de 45 millions pixels relié en USB à mon ordi pour contrôle et acquisition instantanés
3 - Plaque plexis opaline transparente diffusante épaisse
pour pouvoir éclairer par-dessous si besoin est
4 - Tête éclairage Profoto D1 Air avec OCF Magnum Reflector
5 - Déclencheur Profoto Air remote
6 - Objectif Nikon AF-S 60mm micro f/2.8 G ED
7 - Coupe flux Manfrotto
8 - Miroir pour maîtriser les reflets
9 - Bras flexible Manfrotto
10 - Flashmètre Minolta pour mesurer la lumière flash au 1/10 de diaph près
11 - Charte de couleur certifiée Kodak
12 - Réflecteur carton plume blanc troué pour laisser passer l'objectif et tenu par pince et flexible Manfrotto. Il coulisse sur le pied colonne en même temps que l'appareil photo, donc gros gain de temps et un effet ring flash géant
13 - Câble USB qui relie l'appareil photo Nikon à l'ordinateur pour un contrôle complet avec le logiciel Lightroom. Il passe par le plafond pour éviter de se prendre les pieds dedans. Les photos haute def (80 Mo par photo) au format Raw arrivent instantanément dans l'ordinateur et sont visualisées sur mes deux écrans 30" calibrés
14 - Hors champs : le photographe professionnel Christian Fournier qui a fait les photos
15 - Prise électrique murale 220v qui alimente l'adaptateur secteur Nikon EH-5b + connecteur EP-5F compatible Nikon D850. Donc pas de perte de connexion ou d'interruption de prises de vue pour changer les accus de l'appareil photo.
16- Tréteaux en bois qui supportent la plaque opaline transparente.
17 - Gaffer = ruban adhésif toile noir mat
18 - Cartons noir / gris / blanc
19 - Filtre polarisant pour atténuer des reflets
20 - Pâte à modeler spéciale photo (non grasse et bien cher)
21 - Support plexis transparent et poli pour présenter des objets vers la verticale
22 - Gants en coton pour éviter les traces de doigts sur les surfaces brillantes
23 - Poire à lavement pour souffler les poussières loin des objets. Les bombes aérosol fonctionnent mal la tête en bas
24 - Flexible et pince croco qui tient et oriente le miroir. C'est au millimètre près ! Sur la vue de face, j'ai retiré le miroir de devant pour voir mieux
25 - Tête 3D Manfrotto
26 - Outil fabriqué par Christian Fournier pour contrôler les reflets localement trop brillants
27 - Outil fabriqué par Christian Fournier pour contrôler les reflets localement trop sombres
28 - Mon assistante imaginaire
29 - Canapé bien utile pour inviter les clients à prendre le café, trier les 138 objets sur la planche adéquate, draguer l'assistante imaginaire
30 - Ma Photographie de la Marche républicaine "Charlie", le 11 janvier 2015, environ 1,8 million de personnes, le plus grand rassemblement de l'histoire de la France, panoramique de 130 Mo
31 - Pied d’éclairage Manfrotto




Rassurez-vous, le chapeau haut de forme et l'assistante sont imaginaires.












√ He photographs industry









√ He makes brochures of 4 star hotels
Example: Hôtel Opéra Cadet; Models: Magda and Eric; Stylist: Anna; Make-up artist: Lucky;
Assistant 1: Camille; Assistant 2: Laurent; Production, Direction and photography: Christian Fournier















√ He rents large studios

Juin 2011 : publicité pour Ciel Compta. Agence Mediaprism à Paris.

1- Sabine Crossen : Modèle
2 - Antoine Huber : Modèle
3 - Christian Malette, gérant du studio MG
4 - Christelle Bontemps, maquilleuse
5 - Styliste Eve Prangey. Derrière elle, les portants, plein des vêtements prévus pour cette séance photo.
6 - Eclairage Broncolor : 4 têtes avec différents réflecteurs et nid d'abeille
7 - Réflecteurs en polystyrène
8 - Ecran Mac 30 pouces calibré
9 - Papier blanc arctique de 2,72 x 11 m
10 - Support en V pour maintenir et transporter deux polystyrènes qui font la lumière principale
11 - Appareil photo Nikon D3x de 25 millions de pixels et objectif Nikkor macro 105mm F2.8
12 - Petit tabouret qui permet au photographe (moi) d'être à la même hauteur que les mannequins (qui font 1,80m la plupart du temps)
Plus les autres personnes sont les équipes de l'agence de pub Mediaprism et du client Ciel Compta : directeur artistique, graphiste, chargés de communication, stagiaires, etc…





Prisca pour le magazine Entrevue, chez le musicien Jean-Pierre Danel.
Prisca travaille entre autres pour Aubade.





√ He photographs make up, hair, beauty and lingerie
Loréal, Dior, Dessange, Camille Albane, Maybelline, Dessange, Redken, Etam, Forum Make up, SleekHair, Ober, Celio, etc,


















√ He photographs architecture and decoration








Boeing 777 de chez Cathay Pacific.


Aux Galeries Lafayette



√ He photographs historical reenactments












√ He photographs tourists in Paris



Le 27 mai 2019 : Kristina Moshenskaya 5 fois championne du monde de Danse Latine et Rock Acrobatique.
Stylisme Ekatarina Savich, coordinatrice Natasha Milady de Winter.

21-22 Août 2017 : Monica et Andrew à Paris.










√ He photographs weddings





3 Août 2017 : TOYOYUKI and SHIORI in Paris.










 

√ 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.




Francis Mer





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









√ 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






Le 01 mai 2017 : Grands rassemblements CGT, FO, FSU et Solidaires anti Front National à Bastille.





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





√ Seen your photo on 4x3 meters posters throughout France





√ He travels constantly: Germany, England, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, Borneo, Brazil, Canada, Canaris, Cayman, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Dubai, Scotland, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Guadeloupe, Haiti , Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, US and British Virgin Islands, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Madeira, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Nias, Norway, New Caledonia, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, San Blas, Sardinia, South Africa, St Eustache, St Lucie, St Martin, St Domingue, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkey, USA, Vanuatu.



La seigneurie du Triton, près du lac Édouard, Canada 2010, une des plus belles pourvoiries (auberge forestière) d’Amérique du Nord. Un territoire sauvage et vierge.

Lechlade près de Buscot, Angleterre, 2012.


Mondial Air Ballons Chambley 29 juillet 2019, dans l'est de la France


Orage près de Verneuil sur Avre le 26 mai 2018



29 mars 2018 : Schilthorn entre soleil et nuages, avec Frédérique Gorsky. À 2 970 m d’altitude, le sommet du Schilthorn offre une vue à 360 degrés sur les Alpes Suisses, notamment l’Eiger, le Mönch et la Jungfrau. L'accès au sommet du Schilthorn est impossible par la route. Pour s'y rendre depuis la vallée, il faut prendre une série de téléphériques. Le Schilthorn a servi de décor dans le film Au service secret de Sa Majesté de la série des James Bond.





28 mars 2018 : Jungfraujoch avec Frédérique Gorsky, sous la neige par -20°C. Le Jungfraujoch est un col entre le Mönch et la Jungfrau dans les Alpes Suisses. C'est le point le plus bas sur l'arête entre le Mönch et la Jungfrau, à 3 471 mètres d'altitude. Il est souvent appelé le « toit de l'Europe » dans les guides touristiques.





San Blas Islands. The fun was to row from one island to the other.


Aux alentours du Keukenhof


06-16 avril 2015 : Costa Rica, La "pura vida"

Le Yéti mâle, Christianus Fournierus, en voie de disparition, à 100 à l'heure au-dessus de la canopée. Près du volcan Arenal.


Colorado environ 1984



Pagsanjan Falls also known as Cavinti Falls (indigenous name: Magdapio Falls) is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines.
Located in the province of Laguna, the falls is one of the major tourist attractions of the region.
The three-drop waterfall is reached by a river trip on dugout canoe, known locally as Shooting the rapids,
originating from the municipality of Pagsanjan.
The falls can also be reached from the top by a short hike from Cavinti.
The boat ride has been an attraction since the Spanish Colonial Era with the oldest written account in 1894.
The town of Pagsanjan lies at the confluence of two rivers, the Balanac River and the Bumbungan River (also known as the Pagsanjan River).


A Madère en 2017



Canada, côte est 1990

Du 2 au 7 mars 2017 : Madère avec Frédérique Gorsky.



Islande


08 février 2018 au Bois de Boulogne.


08 mars 2014 au Bois de Boulogne.



19 juillet 2014 au Bois de Boulogne.


09 Nov 2014 au Bois de Boulogne.



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


Nous nous sommes pacsés le 11 décembre 2013, après 12 ans de vie commune.




The entire team of "prisedevue.photos". This haystack does exist.



Deux zooms sur ce panoramique de 46 747 x 5 953 pixels, 796,2 Mo

















Le 29 mai 2017 : Visite très privilégiée de l'observatoire de la Sorbonne grâce à la Société Astronomique de France.
L'observatoire est le dôme vert au dessus de la tour carrée. J'ai fait cette photo dans la rue Saint Jacques.






Merci à Frédérique pour sa patience. On voit bien mon monopode, mais sans l'appareil photo, car je l'ai mis dans les mains de notre voisin spectateur.

En Ecosse en Août 2014




Oui, on a chaviré !




Tyrolienne près de Las Vegas.




Frédérique Gorsky et Christian Fournier lors de la journée "Le Grand Siècle" en 2013 à Vaux le vicomte.
Costumes par Carole Hivet.
Prise de vue à la chambre 4x5 pouces, procédé collodion humide.
Certes double anachronisme, car le procédé photographique n'existait pas encore sous Louis XIV,
et la chambre photo n'existe plus en 2013, mais bon, comme l'a dit Napoléon Bonaparte, il ne faut pas croire tout ce que l'on voit sur Internet.






Lors de l'événement Paris Capital, sur une grue.




En Islande


Au Mont Saint Michel


En Inde



Frédérique à Sipadan
Sipadan est la seule île océanique de la Malaisie, avec une élévation de 600 mètres au-dessus du fond marin. Elle est située à l'est de la ville de Tawau dans la mer de Célèbes. L'île s'est formée à partir de coraux vivants qui se sont développés pendant des milliers d'années au sommet d'un volcan éteint

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





√ Reportages on living conditions in India 2005-2007












√ 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.

« colette Paris », orthographié en minuscules, est devenu en vingt ans un géant des concept store de luxe.
Au 213, rue Saint-Honoré, dans le Iᵉʳ arrondissement, chaque matin avant l’ouverture à 11 heures, c’est une foule de gens branchés qui se presse là avant de se jeter sur les chaussures aux modèles uniques, le tee-shirt introuvable, les montres ou gadgets que l’on s’arrache à petits (ou gros) prix.



L'Hôtel Le Meurice





L' Hôtel Le Plaza Athénée



Le Musée des Arts Africains, au Quai Branly



Prises de vue en accéléré du coucher de soleil sur les Champs Elysées pour Condé Nast en août 2006.
Je n'ai pas ajouté de musique (inutile de régler votre ampli).






√ Photographs Claude Lelouch on 11 April 2007 in Paris



Claude Lelouch 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.








√ 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.
Alizés Film, TF1, Femmes de loi, saison 2, épisode 34 : Une femme parfaite
Séries TV, Genre : Policier, Date de sortie : mai 2008, Durée : 1h
Réalisateur : Hervé Renoh Avec : Natacha Amal (Elisabeth Brochène), Noémie Elbaz (Emilie Jeanson), Esteban Carvajal Alegria (Aymeric Delarive), Sabine Crossen (Fantomas)






 

√ Referee in a model vs agency conflict. TF1 "Sans Aucun Doute" in my 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




√ A summary of my photos of historical reneactments of the Second World War WWII.
Tribute to my father: My 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 Séronautique et Spatial Safran, Compiègne-Margny, etc ... Thank you to all the participants.



















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





√ He photographs naturist massage centers in 2010 and 2011
Make up : lucky; Assistant : Camille; Models : Dominika, Vicky, Anthony











√ 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 im
mortalize the London 2012 Olympic Games





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





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



15 juin 2015 : Remise des prix SkyTrak au Salon aéronautique du Bourget


5 juin 2015 : François Hollande au Salon aéronautique du Bourget


15 juin 2015 : Le Salon aéronautique du Bourget.

EXTRA AIRCRAFT EXTRA 330 – Catherine Maunoury.



13 juin 2016 : Salon International de Défense et de Sécurité Paris 2016 = salon de l'armement
Defense and Security International Exhibition Paris 2016.

17-20 juin 2019 : Salon Paris Air show = SIAE = Salon International de l'Aviation et l'Espace



Ursula von der Leyen, la première femme nommée à la présidence de la Commission européenne et Emmanuel Macron



Matthew McConaughey en famille au Salon de L'aviation 2019



√ Photographed Emmanuel Macron, 2014 for Renault





√ Photographed the Republican March "Charlie", January 11, 2015, about 1.8 million people, the largest gathering in the history of France, panoramic 130 MB, January 11, 2015





Panoramique de 130 Mo, 20 photos verticales, réalisées avec un objectif de 14mm Nikkor, avec un Nikon D750 de 25 millions de pixels, au bout d'un monopode de 2,5 m de haut.

Ci-dessous, un extrait à 50%.


Ci-dessous, un extrait à 100%








√ Photographs Francis Ford Coppola on 28 January 2015 at Festival Toute La Mémoire Du Monde in Paris



Francis Ford Coppola est le réalisateur de la Trilogie du Parrain et Apocalypse Now, etc. Il est considéré comme l'un des plus grands cinéastes de tous les temps


√ He 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 Espagnol (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



Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, an American Cinematheque Award, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016, and she is one of the world's highest-paid actresses, as of 2019.
Theron came to international prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading lady in the Hollywood films The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). In 2003, she received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first South African to win an Oscar in an acting category. She received another Academy Award nomination for playing a sexually abused woman seeking justice in the drama North Country (2005). Theron has since starred in several top-grossing action films, including Hancock (2008), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Prometheus (2012), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and Atomic Blonde (2017). She also received praise for playing troubled women in Jason Reitman's comedy-dramas Young Adult (2011) and Tully (2018), and for portraying Megyn Kelly in the drama Bombshell (2019), receiving Golden Globe Award nominations for all three films.
Since the early 2000s, she has produced numerous films, in many of which she had a starring role, including The Burning Plain (2008), Dark Places (2015), and Long Shot (2019).


√ Photographs the blood moon, September 2015 with "Association Française d'Astronomie"
Photo exhibited at NASA. Thanks to Shannon Templeton, met in 1989.





√ Photography is his language, with his humour, his philosophical statements and his pedagogy.






















Concert for guitars







I came, I saw, I photographed.



















P = programme; S = speed; A = aperture; M= manuel






I think of myself as James Bond !



Space Odyssey 2025: NASA promises 'definitive evidence' of alien life by 2025.
Space Odyssey 2025: NASA promises 'definitive evidence' of alien life by 2025. Left to right: Kepler 452b2015, space cowboy Chris Fournier, the CFSS (Chris Fournier Space Station).
Photographed with iPhone 34.
















√ 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





Tim Horrox: "Christian Fournier is Zaphod."
"Zaphod Beeblebrox, adventurer, ex-hippy, bon vivant, (crook? Most likely), self-taught personal promoter, terribly bad at relationship, often considered completely" absent for lunch ". (From "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Complete Trilogy of the Five (English Edition)" by Douglas Adams) = Christian FournierMike Gould: "You're like Zaphod"
"One of the major difficulties Trillian (his girlfriend, a scientist) encountered in his relationship with Zaphod was to discern:
- If he pretended to be stupid just to surprise others,
- If he pretended to be stupid because he did not want to get tired thinking and wanted someone else to do it.
- If he pretended to be very stupid to hide that he did not understand anything.
He was known to be incredibly intelligent and was clearly - but not all the time, which obviously worried him, hence his simulations.
He preferred people to be puzzled rather than contemptuous. This seemed to Trillian really stupid, but she could not discuss it anymore.


√ He 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.






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



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



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, en 2017 in a studio in Paris, International Style & Color Trophy in 2019 in Paris


























My computer gear carried to Cannes for L'Oréal LBF 2015:
1- MacPro 3,7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5. No, it is not an ashtray or a vase ! It broke down during the first change hotel room of the first night. Lucky, I had a plan B : see ref 11.
2 - Sreen 23" Cinema Display matt, special photo. The large black box underneath was lent graciously by Hotel Gray d'Albion Cannes. 3- Professional Secret (XQD card reader for my Nikon D4).
4 - External hard disc Seagate Barracuda 4 Tera.
5 - Professional Secret (5 aspirin boxes).
6 - Professional Secret (My badge to enter the Palais des Festival).
7 - External hard disc Thunderbolt 2 Lacie 3 Tera.
8 - Compact Flash and SD en USB 3 card reader.
9 - 4 USB memory sticks 20G given to my L'Oréal client every morning.
10 - Xpress CF and SD card reader specially for my MacBookPro.
11 - MacBook Pro 2x3Ghzquadcore Intel Xeon/32G_RAM/2xDVD-R/CDRW/airport/2xATI Radeon HD 2600 for safety, with special mat screen for photography.
12 - Green Tupperware box to protect exposed cards (green is vital).
13 - All photographed with iPhone 6 !







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






√ 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









√ En juillet 2017, il photographie une opération de sauvetage par la brigade fluviale de Paris sur la Seine


The entire response, from telephone call 112, lasted less than 5 minutes. Bravo.





√ 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 2,970 m above sea level, between sun and clouds, he photographs a white rainbow, a rare and magnificent phenomenon.
A white arc, or white rainbow, is a meteorological light phenomenon due to refraction and reflection by very small water droplets contained in the mist or fog. It consists of a white band, usually bordered by a thin red fringe on the outside and a thin blue fringe on the inside. It is known in English as fog bow. The arc is formed in the same way as a classic rainbow. The light source behind the observer illuminates the mist or fog and the light refracts by passing air through the drops, followed by partial diffraction, then an internal reflection and a new refraction by exiting the drops before to reach the observer. The light is very little broken down into different colors because the droplets are very small, less than 0.05 mm in diameter, which gives the white appearance. A white arc is almost as big as a rainbow and much wider. The Sun should not be more than 30 - 40 ° above the horizon unless its viewer is on a hill and therefore the mist and the arc can be seen from above. If the mist is at a distance of more than 50 m, it is possible to see it for a longer time. The white arcs are formed at about 145 ° east or west of the Sun.





√ 2018 : Photographie Ennio Morricone à la Cinémathèque de Bercy





√ 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.







√ 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







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


























Which one is her real hair ?











√ 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.




One of the InSight chips containing the names of people who participated in the campaign
including Frédérique Gorsky and myself.







√ 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


View from an apartment.

View from an inside yard.






An almost complete view of the entire site.


Monsieur Razak, the project manager.












The top of the scaffolding



√ 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.


It seems that when we die, we see the images of our life. I have thousands, it should buy me some time.




√ Some examples of his year 1900:

Anno 1900 in Luxembourg


Show Prestige from Dessange at Cirque d’Hiver


Victory Day in England


Mondial "Air Ballons Chambley"


Le Diner En Blanc Paris


130 years Tour Eiffel (zip line and lasers)





Salon International de l'Aviation et l'Espace, with Matthew McConaughey and Emmanuel Macron



Demonstrations 01 May in Paris


Fire at Notre Dame de Paris


L'Oréal La French Art of Hair Colouring


Walk against sexual violence on November 23rd, 2019. Stop seeing women fall under the blows of men: 49,000 people march in Paris against violence towards women.



The "yellow jackets" in Paris


Les Galeries Lafayette






√ Committed to the promotion of science, ecology, justice and non-violence. 77 reportages. View page 96 for the photos.

- 1991: Jakarta: "Smiles in the dirt" for Photo Asia,
- 2002-2003-2004: Adriana Karembeu for the French Red Cross,
- 2005-2008-2009-2013-2014-2015: UNESCO for Women and Science,
- February 2007: Citizens of the Earth: The Paris Conference on Global Ecological Governance with Nicolas Hulot,
- May 22, 2010: Nature Capital: greenery at the Champs Elysées,
- May 22, 2014: Activist painter Louis-Pierre Promeheur protests against the visit to France of Chinese President Xi Jinping,
- January 29, 2015: Sidaction, HIV/AIDS Association at the Pavillon D'Armenonville
with Pierre Bergé, Julie Hantson, Pascal Obispo, Line Renaud, Pauline Lefevre,
Virginie Efira, Catherine Deneuve Augustin Trapenard and Alison Wheeler, etc,
- July-August 2016: Official photographer of a day of holidays in Versailles for 2,500 children without holidays in the presence of the Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay and the artist Olafur Eliasson,
- September 24, 2016: Walk against extinction, with Adriana Karembeu,
- October 11, 2017: The 11th edition of Pasteurdon with Alexandra Lamy and Claude Lelouch,
- April 18, 2017: March for Sciences in Paris,
- 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,
- February 25, 2018: Illegal looting of fish in Lake Meudon,
- September 8th, 2018: Walk for the climate at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris,
- October 2018: Reportage, a day of advertising: the stifling and growing invasion of advertising absolutely everywhere,
- November 2018: Reportage, The Paris region is the world champion of geothermal, yes, that's good!
- Gay Pride in Paris 29th June 2019,
- July 14, 2019: 25 years of commitment to the access to culture for all. More than 2,800 people benefit from associations supported by the ENGIE Foundation and the Opéra National de Paris,
- On July 20, 2019, the anniversary of the first steps of the man on the Moon, the evening Mooon at Grand Palais proposes to the public a program mixing conversations with Claudie Haigneré and Thomas Pesquet,
- September 21, 2019: March for the climate, black blocks and yellow vests ... a mobilization Saturday in Paris,
- Walk against sexual violence on November 23rd, 2019. Stop seeing women fall under the blows of men: 49,000 people march in Paris against violence towards women.











"I've seen government inconsistencies every day, do you know why I failed to ban the import of palm oil, because we have arms deals with Indonesia."














I came, I saw, I photographed.





If you are born in Israel,
you are probably a Jew.
If you are born in Saudi Arabia,
you are probably a Muslim.
If you are born in India,
you are probably Hindu.
If you are born in North America,
you are probably Christian.
Your faith is not inspired
by divine truth,
it's just geography.






√ 2019 The crisis: Photography has never thrived so well, the photographers never so badly. There are fewer and fewer photographers living from their profession, professional photography is slowly dying. My colleagues go bankrupt, my clients go bankrupt. My earnings are constantly falling and are 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 transports 20 000 € of gear in a car worth 500 € and makes 100 km to earn 50 €.



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Mat Jacob's shoots: Do not tell anyone that I'm a photographer
Mat Jacob, photographer and co-founder of Zone I, takes the pen to draw up a sad inventory of the profession of photographer ... He reviews everything in this business that suffocates. More than a joke, it is especially a cry of alarm that, we hope, will reach the ears of those who make sure that photography only exists in our "leisure" ...
Source: 9lives-magazine.com • Estimated reading time: 6 min. • Scooped on June 20, 2019 • Keyword (s): Photography market, Controversy

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Photojournalists 'wailing more and more', worries CEO of Visa's for the image.
"What has dramatically changed is the decline in budgets. In a newspaper, it's always the picture that toast first. There are many fewer newspapers that publish photojournalism than 30 years ago, many have disappeared "
Source: liberation.fr • Estimated reading time: 3 min. • Scooped on September 8, 2018 • Keyword (s): Photo market, Photojournalism

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Christian Fournier: The crisis is everywhere: many companies have an AQCG drawer. It's a drawer in which they put the bills of the providers they used. AQCG = Wait until they yell. So you have to yell many times to get paid. Tough. Thank you Frédérique Laurent, one of my clients (who, yes, he always pays me immediately) to explain me this special drawer.
I did a lot of work for Renault in 2015: it took 5 months to get paid! The entire Renault account is located in Romania. And Carlos Ghosn steals the profits!

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Christian Fournier: yes, he has a retirement plan, he will take pictures! Except that according to his official estimate IRCEC + AGESSA in May 3, 2017: if he retires at 64, he will earn 466 €per month !!!!!!!!!!!!!





Less pollution












To revive my career, my agent advises me to die.

He must sell his apartment, but to go where ?



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

Christian Fournier, the 2nd best photographer in the world!









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Here are about 620 examples of my photographic event coverage since 1984.
I know, it is monstrous.
This list begins with the compilations: Fashion & Models, Lingerie, Beauty, Makeup & Hair, Portraits, Events, Objects, Archi & Deco, Industry, Press, Celebrities, etc.

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

My blogs


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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.

I am at your disposal for any query you may have.

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