Cycling through Spain and Portugal.

It took me less than a month to reach Portugal by the east Portuguese border. Program, of course cycling but also learning Spanish the main goal of this trip, meeting faces and discovering more and more.  I am now in Porto. Here is a short resume in picture.

 

 

 

 

Magha Puja – Thailand

This week was a three day celebration called Magha Puja: One of the most important holy days in Buddhism. The spiritual aims of the day are: not to commit any kind of sins (and of course, I am drinking a beer while I am editing those pictures); do only good and purify one’s mind. I made a stop in some temples to capture the event.

Gabfai, Slow food and community theatre

Work for Gabfai,  an organization based in Chiang Mai that promote non-violence and use community theatre workshops to make light on some major society problems and sensitize people on various topics such as human trafic or domestic violence. Here is a two day workshop talking about the concept of slow food and others subject presented by a some NGO invited for the event.

 

Back In thailand – IEL

So, I am back in Thailand, I missed green tea aka “Cha Khiaow” too much.
My first job was for IEL. An event company ran by an independent guy organizing english camps for schools. Thai kids didn’t change since I left: Lot of smile and happiness. I definitely love this country.
I mostly took video and will wait for him to edit/upload to spread the world.
Here are some pics of the English Training Camp.

A liberian wedding.

I am back in France and I am cold. A few weeks before I left Liberia, my camera was stolen and my computer passed away. A good way for destiny to tell me to go out from this country. I will miss you LIB but I will definitely come back.

I had an assignment to picture a wedding. Since I had no camera, I had to borrow one. It’s a Panasonic GH4 with a 12-35mm lens. I already used this camera for video purpose, it create wonderful slow motion. But it’s my first time I am used it for photography.
I really appreciate the silent mode, absolutely no noise when activated and I didn’t feel any difference about perfs, absolutely perfect for discretion. The big problem of this camera is the numeric noise appearing when you are in low light condition. 1600ISO start to be very bad, but still better than nothing right?

Humans of Liberia.

Humans of my world made a big survey collecting people priorities in a lot of countries of our world. I was assigned to cover the Liberian side. The two priorities for the country are always the same for all ages and all social classes: Education & job opportunities.

Check the Human Of My Work Facebook page to access pictures description and thoughts from people. There is also some similar work on the More than Me instagram page.

By the Beach – Liberia

Sun is there, people are outside enjoying mama Liberia Beaches. People doing acrobatics, and playing football/rugby since we brought a ball. Funny thing is that even if people do not really know the rules, they are acting perfectly.

 

Thailand – Diving into the migrants life

That’s it.

Here in Thailand, Migrants coming from different countries (mostly form Myanmar in the case of my assignment) and are forced to work in bad conditions for a miserable salary. I worked for the Kids Home foundation, an NGO providing basic life skills such as hygiene, Thai and English lessons to migrants kids.  The Goal for this NGO is to go where the migrants people are living (mostly in slums) and check if some children are able to go to school. Kids Home will pay for scholarship and transportation.

I have been there for 9 months, mostly for a photographic work instead of making videos.

More pictures on the Thailand gallery