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I was born in Marseille in 1971. I grew up in the exotic "Panier", Marseille's oldest suburb, before my familly moved to a small village outside Aix en Provence. After two years as a school assistant there, I moved to Sydney Australia, in 1990. I spent nearly seven years there, living of various casual jobs and forced to travel a lot to renew my Australian visa. I also took many photos with my dad's Canon ftb QL. In 1998 I relocated to Dublin in Ireland after completing the entire journey from Sydney overland (and seas). In Dublin I graduated with a degree in Photography, at the DunLaoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (DLIADT). I absolutely loved Dublin and Ireland but in 2004 I moved to London to completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Institute of Education, London University.

I am currently working on The Other Africa. This photographic project documents the rise of an African middle class. This archival project is in perpetual development, my ultimate aim being to photograph in every African nation to create a 54 images exhibition: one portrait for each African country.

I now live in South West London with my Irish partner and our two children.

early selfportrait