Soul of Mountains

Soul of Mountains

Client: Personal project

I have lived in Chamonix, with the Mont-Blanc looking down at me for nearly all my life and I still find that doing justice to mountains is a rather difficult job.

There is a long tradition of mountain photography around here. The work of masters like Tairraz and Gay Coutet is a constant source of inspiration.

Over the years, my pictures have been featured in Russia and Japan several times. Japanese say that mountains have souls of their own and I tend to believe them. Here are my humble attempts at proving them right.

  • Italy


    On the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Massif.

    • Italian Alps
    • June 5, 2012
  • A view from my garden

    A view from my garden

    L'aiguille Verte and les Drus, as seen from my garden in Chamonix.

    • Chamonix, France
    • May 10, 2011
  • Sun, clouds and mountains

    Sun, clouds and mountains

    The Aiguille du Tour. Part of this picture was used by Rossignol in one of their campaigns.

    • French Alps
    • June 4, 2004
  • Windy


    The Mont Blanc during a very windy day.

    • Chamonix
    • April 4, 2013
  • First rays of sun

    First rays of sun

    Arrête des Grands Montets, Aiguille Verte: the sun is starting his journey

    • Chamonix, France
    • May 10, 2011
  • Moutains with a scarf of clouds

    Moutains with a scarf of clouds

    Les aiguilles de Chamonix. I could stare at this all day long.

    • Chamonix, France
    • May 10, 2011
  • Sunset


    The sun sets on the Grands Montets.

    • Chamonix, France
    • May 10, 2011
  • Balmat


    The Balmat bivouac on the way to Mont Blanc. This picture was taken with a Leica M in very low light conditions.

    • French Alps
    • July 12, 2002