I’m a French-born photographer and psychology professor residing in the Los Angeles area. I have a studio attached to the house, and beautiful scenery in the mountains, ocean and desert all around. I’m lucky. So I spend a significant amount of time with photography, whether it’s in nature or photographing models. Generally speaking, I’m more interested in finding meaning in a picture than finding a “niche”.
I also teach psychology at Citrus College in Glendora, CA. I was trained in the field of visual perception as a biopsychologist at Emory University and was further trained as a postdoctoral research scientist at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Center in San Francisco, a lab that has since moved to Stanford.
It’s All About Human Perception
The visual scientist in me wants to know how we process visual images, but the psychologist in me wants to understand how those images can impact us emotionally. Images can be incredibly powerful in eliciting responses from us and I wonder why. Finding this out is the key to making better images. It is not enough to say, “Oh, this picture is awe-inspiring.” or “It makes me feel sad.” The question really is, “What is it about the quality of the light, the shadows, the combination of colors, the choice of lens, the composition, etc…” that gives this picture its emotional depth.
Other Artsy Stuff
If you’re a fan of science fiction or horror, my previous publications in horror anthologies are listed on my amazon author page.
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Nikkor 28-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens
Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G lens
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 lens