Philip was born on the banks of the Loire river, and discovered La Trinité-sur-Mer when he was 4 years old. This is where his father gave him his first passion: sailing. The need of sea will not leave him anymore! At 9, he discovered his second passion: the photo thanks to his paternal grandmother who offered him his first camera. In the early 80's, Philip decided to live with his two passions: photographing to navigate and navigate to photographing. Named Painter of the French Navy in 1991, he testifies to the major events related to the sea world in order to preserve the memory of our contemporary maritimity, as had wished Richelieu creating the Corps of Painters of the Navy. Philip, as a sailor-photographer, has only one leitmotiv: to have every day a new desire of image to take and to share with you.
Passionate about photography since the age of 12, Guillaume Plisson has developed his sensitivity and a very personal look at this profession. For more than 15 years, Guillaume Plisson has been covering the biggest worldwide nautical events for magazines like Paris Match, Le Figaro ... He is also dedicated to a new form of photographic expression: Digigraphie, and demonstrates that the photographer is a self-taught artist, author, composer and performer of his images.
Emmanuel Deparis lives in the small village of Wimereux, on the beautiful "Côte d'Opale". Passionate about sliding sports and mechanics, traveling, nature, hunting and fishing, he began photography while traveling in India. Self-taught photographer, Emmanuel Deparis photographs large spaces, winter beaches, tormented and stormy skies, rough seas, and he is particularly fond of long exposure times.
Christine et Michel Denis-Huot
For over twenty-five years, Christine and Michel Denis-Huot spend several months a year in the bush, mainly in the heart of Masai-Mara, where they observe and photograph the African fauna and its environment. Special witnesses of the beauty and fragility of nature, for them, photography is not only a profession, it is above all the expression of a deep attachment to nature and freedom ... Their photographic work gives us a passionate and attentive look especially on the big cats - lions, leopards, cheetahs - they meet year after year. They know better than anyone how to capture the atmosphere and the light of these grandiose expanses, to show the tremendous richness and astonishing vitality of wild animal life.
Gilles Martin-Raget was born in Arles, and lives in Marseille where he holds a gallery on the Old Port. Internationally renowned for his sailing photographs, he is also present in all themes that illustrate his region of origin: Provence. Author of many books, photographer of known runners, prestigious sponsors or the biggest shipyards of the nautical industry, he travels the world for many years with a particular passion for major sailing events, especially the America’s Cup., of which he is one of the great specialists.
Olivier Föllmi describes himself as "photographer of the world". He was deeply influenced by the Himalayan world. It is by developing a passion for elsewhere that Olivier Föllmi became a great photographer on a trip. "It is at this price that you will have something to share, to say and to show. A perfect photo but empty of meaning will never equal a blurred photo whose message upsets ".