When did you start with photography?
I discovered photography at the end of the nineties. I had to do photo developement and I was in charge of the printing of the films. It is how I had a good command of colors ! I started my first portraits with my wife as a model, by the way she is still my very first model.
Why are you doing it?
I began photography by chance. At that time, I was looking for a job and I found a request. I was really interested in it so I decided to be equiped. My first reflex was a Minilta X700 manual body. I learn a lot with this. I photographied a lot of scenes from sports world (especially motocross). Then, at the beginning of the twenties, I have made several reports for wedding as a professional.
What is your main focus in photography?
Now, my activity is around weddings and portraits. I'm fond of these activities because it is complementary. I like creating and doing new things. I'm always looking to meet new people from different worlds. It motivates me!
What gear are you using at the moment?
I've worked with film camera (135 and medium format) for years but now I use with a digital Nikon. I have a lot of cameras (D800, D3, D700, D300) and lenses. My favorite are 35mm, 50mm and 85mm.
What are your plans for the future?
My goal is to expand my business with wedding coverages all over the world. I would like to travel everywhere, take pictures again and again...
Tell us some personal things about you!
I am thirty year old man from france, married to Ludivine who is also photographer. We discovered this hobby together and we are still connected. I live close from Paris, France. I own 5 cats because I love pets.
Would you do anything different if you could start all over again?
Everything didn't go as planed during my career. I had marvellous moments but horrible moments as well. I owned a photo shop when the digital era began. Now I'm happy to be freelance and I can focus on what I really want. Despite that, I have no regrets. I have accomplished almost all my dreams. I feel like being favoured and that is wonderful.
What are your thoughts on the Lookslikefilm project?
Photography increased during the past 15 years. Lookslikefilm represents what I love. We can find diverse pictures and worlwide talented photographers. It inspirates me. VSCO opened new possibilities. The creative side and the exhange are highlighted.
Here is one of the latest shootings from Patrice ! A wonderful take on a bridal boudoir session.
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