Portrait Arnaud Frich Phototheque

Q : You were born on a Sunday, April 13 ?

A : Exactly. It was the year man planned to walk on the moon for the first time and I didn't want to miss it !

Q : And from where did you see them land on the moon ?

A : From Paris. That's where I spent my childhood and my adolescence. Today, I live in Auvergne but my work takes me away from home often.

Q : what about your photography while living in such a beautiful city ?

A : Ah, photography! Before the purchase of my first camera, there was a memorable Christmas, one that remains one of my most wonderful emotions. Among all the gifts, there was a small book about the sky and space. What a shock! It was then that I knew I would be someone who likes to contemplate, someone who loves the sky, nature and "beautiful things".

Q : Which explains your taste for photography!

A : Yes, but I didn't have my own camera in 1983. I finally bought my first camera two years later. It was an Olympus OM1, well-known to astronomers not so long ago! There were tell-taling signs just before ! Like the two trips to the Gallo-Roman region in southern France and...

Q : ... And?!

A : Roma, Roma! What a beautiful city! It was an enchanting voyage... with a little Instamatic 126 Kodak and its square format. And I was already feeling a special interest for unusual formats!!!

Q : Here we are!

A : Yes, indeed. I've always liked this format that "doesn't say anything!" We can choose to read the photo horizontally or vertically. But very quickly, I developped a passion for the panorama format. It's a natural format for me. I feel it instinctively. Do not ask me how I centre, I don't know, I feel it, that's all! whatever the subject is, and of course, for urban or natural landscapes.

Q : It is true that you lived in town.

A : I lived in town all year and I was lucky to spend my vacations in the country, under a very black sky. During the year I photographed Paris. And on vacation, the sky and nature. Each time I returned to Paris, I rediscovered this very beautiful city !

Q : Did you want to be a photographer, at this time?

A : Frankly, I did not know. Or, rather, I wasn't thinking about it in those terms. It was a passion, … a devouring passion.... enough to keep an honest man busy during the weekends and vacations !

Q : And yet, today...!

A : Yes, I'd come a long way to arrive at the conclusion: "No, it's not possible, not just on weekends! ". While I studied to be a teacher, all the jobs I had throughout France would invariably bring me back to photography.

In fact, it was during this period that I began to constitute my photographic library of landscapes and European cities. This long journey also helped me to realize how much I liked to share my knowledge and to meet new people.

Indeed, I only like to be alone during my shooting or while writing...


My another websites...


  My website... www.arnaudfrichphoto.com (in french)

Guide de la photo panoramique par Arnaud Frich

  My Panoramic Photography Guide  (in french)

Guide de la gestion des couleurs par Arnaud Frich  

  My Color Management guide ( in English)