I shot this yesterday during a hike in the countryside.
I found a wheat field, cluttered with poppies.
This is getting more and more unusual these days over here, what with the use of chemicals and fertilizers…
Who I am
Pierre Pallez, originally from France, now living in Switzerland.
I caught the photo virus when I was 10, and it never went away since. I am self-taught, and keep on learning, every day. I have attended Broncolor creative lighting classes, and many other workshops in France, Switzerland, and the US.
More info about me and photography in this Interview.
I'm a curious person, and I like discovering new things. I like travelling a lot too.
I guess my main interests at the moment are probably portraits, travel photography, nature.
I don't pretend to be an artist - an artist has a message, or a distinctive style, or both. I don't. All I'm doing is try to make images that represent what I feel, and give my own version of reality as I saw it. As a former musician, I believe feeling is more important than raw technique, or what the latest fad is.
Congrats to those who read up to here - I hope you enjoy my images.
From time to time, I get questions about what gear I'm using. Here's a summary of what I answer : "Gear is not important. What matters is what you can do with what you've got. Ask yourself - will purchasing a 500$ frying pan make you a better cook ?"
Now that we got that settled, I use gear from Nikon, Elinchrom, Gitzo, Pocket wizard, SanDisk, Corsair, and Apple. I use Lightroom and Photoshop.
Please don't steal my images. I spend a lot of time making them, and they're my property. If you'd like to use them feel free to get in touch with me.
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I had two panoramic images selected at the international epson pano awards 2011.
Photoblogs.org's hall of fame
I was interviewed By Mike from PetaPixel.
I got published in JPGMAG
I have won dozens of noteworthies and other chocolate medals at photofriday.com and other assorted online competitions. Always nice to win, even if I don't keep tabs on those. Thanks to the people who voted for my images :)