Artist portrait: Jérémy Calvo

For the artist portrait of the week, we introduce you to a member of the Quechua Team: Jérémy Calvo, a young photographer already talented. Through his lens, he is able to enhance wild animals!

[Hiking on the Moon] Can you introduce yourself to our readers?
Jérémy: I was born in 1988 and I get the chance to grow up in a small village, very close to the Mont Blanc. All my childhood, I clambered in the wood, to perch myself on the mountain crests. I was attracted by the wild side of nature, so I slipped out of the paths as soon as I can, to follow my own way or animal footprints.
With a pair of binoculars, I observed chamois, ibexes, and deer, then I dissected the books dedicated to the alpine fauna.

[Hiking on the Moon] Is it this passion for animals which encourage you to become a photographer?
Jérémy: Yes, mainly. I started photography after my design studies in 2007. Animals were very important in my work, but I also tried others subjects, as urban environment and portraits. Nevertheless, I never found the same feelings as the contact with wild animals.
With hindsight, I realised that without knowing it, I have always mixed passions that still excite me today: nature observation, mountain, and photography.

[Hiking on the Moon] Which atmospheres do you like to photograph?
Jérémy: Crepuscular atmosphere and challenging weather have always drawn my attention, but compared to my first pictures, I changed the way to interpret and transcribe them.

[Hiking on the Moon] How do you work to photograph animals so close?
Jérémy: Alpine species as black grouse,  golden eagle,  or ptarmigan, are very sensitive to trouble and noise. That’s why, really often, I must hide myself to not disrupt the animals.

To discover the entire work of Jeremy, go to www.jeremycalvo.fr and have a look on his page Facebook page.

bouquetin des Alpes - capra ibex_juin2014

bouquetin des Alpes - capra ibex_nov.2014

Cerf sous un chêne

chamois - Rupicapra rupicapra rupicapra_déc.2014

chamois - Rupicapra rupicapra rupicapra_nov.2014

chevêchette d'Europe - Glaucidium passerinum passerinum_nov.2014

chevreuil européen - capreolus capreolus_juil.2011

gypaète barbu - Gypaetus barbatus barbatus_oct.2014

mouette rieuse - Larus ridibundus_sept.2014

renard polaire d'Islande - vulpes lagopus fuliginosus_mai2011

tétras lyre - Lyrurus tetrix_mai2014

vautour fauve - Gyps fulvus fulvus_oct.2011

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