Lines and light: I tried to emphasize only a part of the body,suggesting it rather than really showing it. There again, you will recognize African models, even if little is shown of them.
In the second part of this book; Colored black and white: The natural beauty of African women led me to shoot sexy glamour photographs in my photo studio. The brown caramel shades of African skin catch light in an astonishing way and gives extra quality to the photo.
I took my inspiration from advertising and introduced color in an originally black and white photo.
I matched the skin with another type of material such as plants, wood, netting...
Biography I am a French photographer specialised in developing countries ( in particular the African Continent). I first completed expedition trips in (more or less) 30 countries before taking up residence in Yaoundé (Cameroon) for a few years. After four years devoted to Cameroon, I am now based in Dublin (Ireland). I gained most of my experience through the various photo projects I completed for many NGO’s such as: World Wide Fund (WWF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Organisation Mondiale du Tourisme (OMT) or international Cooperation services, among them the German Cooperation (GTZ), the Dutch Cooperation (SNV), the Belgian Cooperation (CTB), … At the same time I developed a project about the African nude in my studio. I am presenting this work in my book.