Originally from France, Virgil was born on September 26th 1988
He grew up in a small town between Lyon and Switzerland, and left France in may 2011 to explore the world, and discover his passions for the great outdoors and photography.

Virgil discovered completely diverse environments which helped him working on his photo compositions & technics, and becoming a full time outdoor guide in April 2016.

His travels helped him to find his tastes and led him to some enriching experiences. He started guiding tourists and friends for the first time as a passion in 2011, when he discovered the incredible Daintree rainforest in Queensland - Australia. He felt the need to learn the fauna, the flora, and realised how much he felt in love with this place.

After building connections though-out the world during few more backpacking years, he began cumulating guiding experiences from 2016 as he led 4WD Jeep safaris in Southern Greece. After that, he decided to test challenging environments the following winters, guiding snowmobile trips in Finland - Lapland, on Icelandic glaciers, and finally in Svalbard.
He has now been teaching and photographing the Northern Lights in the Arctic regions for couple of years and it quickly escalated as his main focus.
During these last summers, he gained knowledge and confidence by guiding white water rafting trips on Icelandic glacial waters, and Norwegian rivers. In 2020, He spent his first summer as a nature guide and sea kayak guide in Spitsbergen - Svalbard.

In between seasons, his main idea is to travel the world. With a quick stop at home to hug family & childhood friends, he rapidly escapes and changes climate, to find sun & heat, taste some different cultures, and fill up his photography portfolio with new destinations on a ''To Visit'' list that keeps on growing every year.
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Virgil concentrate mainly on Landscape and Night Photography as It has always been a way to express his feelings and emotions linked to a place, to a friend or a special moment.



He was appointed as  the Vice Chairman of Aurora Association Norway in late 2020, and was chosen to be one of the 32 Aurora Borealis experts in the world by the Aurora Association.


Patience and creativity is all you need.
Virgil believe in self teaching, as he has never taken any photography course or lesson.
This huge passion pushes him everyday and night to improve and became now part of his everyday life. 

The photos you find in his gallery are the result of thousands of hours spent outside under snowstorm, strong winds, heavy heat, freezing cold temperatures, long drives, great hikes, early mornings, late evenings, and tremendous amount of time spent waiting and facing nature without knowing what will come.
That's what keeps him in love with Landscape and Night Photography;
The No Control aspect of it.

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PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDED

DECEMBER 2020
Appointed as the Vice Chairman of Aurora Association Norway
Chosen to be one of the 32 Aurora Borealis experts in the world
by the Aurora Association.

NOVEMBER 2020
HONORABLE MENTION in Nature: Landscapes category in
ND AWARDS 2020 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
With the series
 "Faces Of The Far North" - Svalbard (Series Professional)

FEBRUARY 2020
HONORABLE MENTION WINNER in LANDSCAPE CATEGORY
in ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2019
For winning entry : ''Light Season''

NOVEMBER 2019
Winner of Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 - photography competition
Presented by Heart of The Lake in UK
WORLD-RENOWNED 'KENDAL AWARD





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PUBLICATIONS

Published in July 2020 on Le Routard
ARTICLE & INTERVIEW with PORTFOLIO & BEST TIPS ON
 '' HOW TO CAPTURE THE AURORAS ''

https://www.routard.com/photographier-les-aurores-boreales

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Published late January 2020 in Ársrit Íslenska Alpaklúbbsins 2019. -
The Annual magazine of the Icelandic Alpine club - 
cornerstone of the alpine and climbing community in Iceland since the 70's.

Winner of ISALP Photography Competition -
Category "Mannlíf á fjöllum" - Human Life in the Mountains with the capture  "Eternal"

Second place at ISALP Photography Competition-
Category "Klifur" (Climbing) with the capture  "Rise from the deep"-







CAMERA GEARS

SONY A7RII - 42.4MP

Laowa 15mm Wide angle F/2.0 - MF - 0 Distortion
Tamron 28 - 200mm  F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD

ND Filter Tyffen 3 stops
CPL Filtre - 72mm - MRC16 - from Breakthrough 
67-72 Step-UP Ring ADAPTER
Tripod - Rollei C5i Carbon BLACK


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