Even as a child, I always sought after beauty and harmony in my drawings and early paintings. Every element had to be just in the right place; the size of the items and their position on my sheet of paper had to be as perfect and as beautiful as possible.
Much later, when I decided to pursue photography as my profession, my parents remembered that whenever they let me use their camera, the best photos on the film (of course, there was only film photography then) and the most well-centred ones were those that I took.
Since moving on to digital photography, my pictures are the result of the many changes made to the original shot: I move, remove, enlarge or make smaller a cloud, a large stone, or a section of a watercourse, for example. I widen a certain curve, I take an item from an earlier picture to include in a new one, with the same quest for harmony that has remained with me since my childhood.
In tis sense - and apart from py animal photographs which of course d not undergo any modification! - my pictures are in fact closer to digital art than to photography.
Translated from french by Janet Ormrod