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about me

My name is Nico,
I’m a Photographer.

Shanghai based photographer, originally from France, I spend most of my time shooting between the Middle Kingdom and the rest of Asia.

I specialize in commercial projects, architecture & design photography, portraiture and travel/adventure series. I also enjoy shooting BTS and events, and often experiment with personal photo or video projects. (blog)

I started being curious about photography when I was a teen. My sister Stephanie introduced me to the dark room and taught me how to develop film. A couple of years later I started traveling, living in different countries and continents, through my studies and career as an engineer.

Photography then helped me to make sense of drastically different and constantly changing environments, people and cultures. What started as a way to document my adventures quickly turned into a means of expression and exploration. Photography allows me to show a personal interpretation of my surroundings, communicate a message or an emotion, and express myself in ways that words can’t.

In 2018, I finally decided to base my life on two of my passions: Photography and Scubadiving. I have been freelancing since then, as a photographer/videographer most of the year, and a PADI instructor whenever the ocean calls!

Having lived in Europe, South America, North America, Africa and Asia has helped me to develop a unique aesthetic sense and perception skills that I use to tell stories with flair and elegance. My versatility, passion and understanding of clients needs have earned me the trust and respect of the people I work with.

From international corporations and advertising agencies, to local startups, magazines, galleries and individuals, my clients are very diverse. I strive for flexibility and delivering high quality images that create emotions and surpass expectations. My work is published in several countries. I am comfortable working in French, English, Spanish and Mandarin, and am available for booking worldwide!

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Latest news

Tschüss! A farewell roll
July 12, 2020

SHANGHAI 2020. Bye bye Marco! Scans from a roll of Kodak gold 200 shot at my friend's compound in Shanghai, as a farewell gift. He told me he felt attached to this place and vibes. He wished ...

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SH Stargazing
June 26, 2020

SHANGHAI, 2020. "SH Stargazing": First shoot produced by my talented friend Suann! Thanks to Olga for styling, Kylie and Coco for the make up and hair, Loyal and ShingEr for the posing and d...

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Stretching for meaning
June 18, 2020

SHANGHAI, 2020. "Flexible essence": How we can reconnect with our own body and find balance, by just experiencing its flexibility. A very quick session in the studio with YongZhenFu, shooting...

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Back in the pink studio!
June 17, 2020

SHANGHAI, 2020. A last minute full TFP day of beauty photoshoot, creation and studio fun in Shanghai, with MUA Elizabeth, models Marjorie and Marina, photographers Mattias and I, and Suann an...

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