It was during a summer workshop in Arles that the artist's late vocation for photography was revealed and that, after a long scientific and entrepreneurial career, he decided to change his life to devote himself entirely to this new passion.

He studied the history of photography at the Jeu de Paume museum, refined his technique at the Atelier des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and also took courses in studio photography and artistic research with Carlo Werner at the Centre Verdier-Photo. He also trained in platinum and palladium printing techniques with Dominique Laugé, Carlos Barrantes and Laurent Lafolie.

After participating in several workshops under the direction of photographers such as Julien Mignot or Corinne Mercadier, he perfected his artistic practice for a year with Ljubiša Danilović, Sabrina Biancuzzi and Grégoire Eloy by participating in a session of the Milk Photography Masterclass, and recently designed the series and book entitled "Ainsi fut le noir" during a session of the Masterklass hosted by Klavdij Sluban.

He is now working exclusively on the development of Quantum Photography®.
©2020 François J. Bourdoncle