Angkor Wat, Cambodia

In the evening light, I noticed this buddhist monk who had just arrived with a tuk-tuk to the entrance of Angkor Wat. In Angkor, tuk-tuks provide a convenient form of transport around the temples for tourists and faithfuls. April 2010. Dans la lumière du soir, j’ai remarqué ce moine bouddhiste qui venait d’arriver avec un…

Maastricht, Netherlands

The European Fine Art Fair, better under the name ‘TEFAF’ is an annual art fair, organized in Maastricht. The fair is now so popular that there a selection process, involving international experts, and a waiting list of art dealers. March 2012. La Foire Européenne des Beaux Arts (The European Fine Art Fair), plus connue sous…

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale is sometimes known as the « Venice of America » because of its expansive and intricate canal system. It is also a paradise for retired people and tourists from the Northern States, like this girl. April 2013. Fort Lauderdale est parfois surnommée la « Venise de l’Amérique » à cause de son réseau important et…

Rethymno, Crete

Rethymno is one of the most interesting locations in Crete with Venetian and Turkish influences. In the streets, you may meet these very proud old ladies dressed in black. August 2013. Réthymnou est un des endroits les plus intéressant de Crète avec des influences vénitiennes et turques. Dans les rues, on peut croiser ces vieilles…

Ankpa, Nigeria

Masquerades are a traditional cultural expression in many parts of Nigeria. I took this picture in the small town of Ankpa in Kogi state. Masked people may even go into a trance and as a photographer you do not always feel comfortable. March 1990. Les processions masquées sont une expression culturelle traditionnelle dans beaucoup de…

Tokyo, Japan

This Japanese lady with sophisticated make-up and affected gestures is a real geisha. Geishas are elegant hostesses working for wealthy clients, whose life is dedicated to traditional Japanese arts. Their education costs their family a fortune. Their number is constantly decreasing in Japan. February 2012. Cette Japonaise au maquillage élaborée et aux gestes maniérés est…