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Patience, Persistence and a Little Luck

The Mueller Hut, New Zealand After ascending and pressing forward through heavy rain and cold wind the evening before, my effort and perseverance has brought me here. Here, of all places. It feels like I shouldn’t be here, but there lies the glacier before me – in all its grandeur and magnificence. The streaks of […]

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The Olympian look

The photography was always a part of my environment to be begun with my dad, Daniel LAVAL, among whom it is the passion since the adolescence and which became for all these years, an experienced wildlife photographer. My friend, is also a photographer, we moreover met on Instagram. To date, I consider myself rather as […]

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My respect for Olympus

A decision several years ago to embark on getting more serious about still photography found me holding out my hand and having the beautiful E-M5 (the original) placed firmly in my palm. I was naively looking through a camera store on the hunt for the camera that would fit my needs the question aimed at […]

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Going Light – Micro Four-Thirds in Africa

My timing seems to be perfect. About 20 years ago my eyes started needing glasses. Along came really capable autofocus. Shortly after that, good slide film was getting expensive to shoot. Along came good digital. Last year, my shoulders were getting tired of hauling around big boy cameras and the lenses that go with them […]

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Urban exploration with Olympus E-M5 Mark II

After studying graphic design, I started photography in 2001 because my drawings were not realistic enough compared to what I wanted. In 2004 I discovered the urban exploration: the passion was born while exploring and photographing abandoned buildings, then it has not left me since. 
Explore, see what cannot be seen, get off the trodden […]

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