Always a pleasure to get an award. Much better to receive 2 in a row :-) See page "Publications"...

Welcome to this site, which presents my favourite photos.

I am a 60 year old amateur photographer living in the suburbs of Geneva (Switzerland).

I only started to use a "real" camera, which my father lent to me, at the beginning of 2016.  (I had previously used a simple smartphone for photography). I later acquired a Canon EOS5D MarkIV to be able to use all the lenses that my father bequeathed to me.

As an architect, I am particularly attracted by buildings or bridges with strong contrasts, colours and interesting details, but also like to focus on small objects such as a flower or a piece of electrical wire.

I would describe myself in three words : passionate, curious and eclectic !

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If you have any comments or criticisms (positive ones !), don't hesitate to send a message to my e-mail : or leave one on the special "Comments" page at the end of this site.

Many thanks for having visited my site.

Amicably yours,



14. Aug, 2018

New awards !

Today is a great day for 2 reasons : first I got 2 awards in a row for my pictures published in "Hot Shots Magazine #32" from CameraPixo Editions (click on the link here above), then the ceiling of 52'000 visitors on this site was exceeded until last month (2'200 people more) : I'm in heaven, thanks to all :-))

13. Aug, 2018

Trip around a bird feather...

Follow the links to see my last and short series, using special lighting arms from Adaptalux studio and macro lens.

11. Apr, 2018

Upgrade section Jean Chatelain

A special page dedicated to my father who transmitted (somewhat belatedly !) his passion for photography to me ...