Born in Montpellier in 1986. He grew up in Paris and followed a formation of upholsterer at the Ecole Boulle. In 2008, he left to New York for few months, he carries on small jobs, work in interior design and start a growing interest in photography. When he comes back to France, he set up in Bordeaux and work as an upholsterer during three years. He exhibits his photographies and participates to contests successfully and win some awards. This acknowledgment comfort him and give him the will to get into a deeper personal investment in that area. In 2011, he leaves to China with professional ambitions which doesn’t lead to the expected outcomes. And so, he undertakes a series of photography witnessing the intimacy and solitude that he finds there. It’s the project Lilong, Nocturnal wandering in the heart of Shanghai which he exhibits at the Manifestoff in 2013 in Toulouse, published at the time in the AaOa magazine. Today he lives and work in Toulouse. In addition of his personal practice, he participates to the Saint Cyprien workshops. This activity let him deepens his approach, and forge his photographic identity and allow him to involve himself into different projects. In 2016 he creates with Jean-Michel Maurice and Aurélien Ferreira the « Les yeux Fermés » Collective.
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