Julien Amic

Photographs

Photographer Mer & Nature Author of the book "Ouessant, haute terre d'Iroise" published by Glénat. I am passionate about all aspects of the marine and island world. Scientifically trained, naturalist specializing in seabirds and cetaceans, committed and involved for many years in the preservation of our beautiful planet, with a desire to make each of us aware of the beauty and fragility of the environments in which we evolve. Thanks to photo-identification, I studied Mediterranean bottlenose dolphins with the Mediterranean Cetacean Study Group and my images have been published in many books and reviews ("Atlas de Mammifères de France" du Museum National d 'Histoire Naturelle, newspaper "la Provence", magazines "30 Millions d'Amis" and "Terre sauvage", magazines "La Calanquaise" and "Nature de Provence", "Atlas of Mammals of PACA" ...). I worked for several years in the Calanques National Park before finally coming to settle in Brittany. The sea has this magic that it constitutes a thousand borders. A border with the earth, when the steep cliffs throw themselves towards it in a vertiginous verticality. A border with the sky from where countless birds look at us with pity, we poor humans unable to lift ourselves up to them. A border towards unfathomable abysses. A border between the safety of the mainland and the adventure of the high seas. I work with several cameras including two Canon SLRs (5DMkIII and 7DMkII) and a Fuji X100F. My images are never changed in depth, never edited. On the other hand, I rework the textures (grain, films, dust and scratches, to modify the general appearance), contrasts and colors to bring out an atmosphere which is most faithful to that felt in the field during my shots. We hope you like these few images, enjoy your visit!

2018: 1st prize in the "Cetacean, I respect you" photo competition organized by the Marine Institute of the Seaquarium of Grau-du-Roi. 2009: 9th prize in the "Terre Sauvage" photo competition, Flora category.

2019: group exhibition at the Seaquarium of Grau-du-Roi (January-February)