• zola

    Emile Zola

  • bunker

    Jules Romains

    Les hommes de bonne volonté
  • montaigne

    Michel de Montaigne

    Les Essais
  • Montségur

    Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

    Montaillou - un village cathare
  • moulin

    Alphonse Daudet

    Lettres de mon moulin
  • ossuaire

    Henri Barbusse

    Le feu
  • swans

    Pierre de Ronsard

    L'isle verte
  • rabelais

    François Rabelais

  • Frederic Mistral

    Frédéric Mistral

  • Marie de Sévigné

    Marie de Sévigné


proust aquarium

The "aquarium" at Cabourg in Normandy from Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu


The cliffs of Entretat in Normandy are the setting for Guy de Maupassant's Pierre et Jean

As a French born photographer, it was a treat to follow in the footsteps of great French (and foreign) writers and poets in a solitary quest through France. I had the immense pleasure of re-reading their works and then finding the landscapes which inspired them as well as the places where they lived. The capricious weather required huge patience in order to achieve the right mood for each writer.