My name is Fabien, passionate about nature and wildlife. I have spent most of my life among the mountains and forests of Vosges, a breathtaking rural region in the north-east of France (Lorraine). These valleys are home to two magnificent and equally ever-so elusive animals: the Western Capercaillie and the Lynx.
I started photography in the second half of the 90s, I guess a bit before doing my military service in Djibouti, Africa, with the purcahse of the iconic Canon EOS 500 N, yes a film SLR camera.
After several years away from my land, first in Italy then in Mauritius, I have been back in Vosges with my wife Francesca, and it's especially among my native enchanted landscapes that I love to go back to hike, trying to capture the ethereal mists, the ancient woodlands, the mossy stones, the mysterious ponds - and all the creatures that silently dwell there.
My life is a mix of dichotomies: I love classical music and black metal, the modern world of information technology and the sublime simplicity of a life lived in the woods, among the trees... One thing remains constant though, my fervent love for nature, animals, the wilderness.