Welcome to the world of Arthur Peyronnet, a leading professional surf photographer currently residing in Morocco, capturing some of the best images of the famous breaks up and down the coast!
Hi Arthur! For those reading, tell us a little about yourself...
My name is Arthur Peyronnet, I'm originally from the north of France and I've been living in Morocco for three years now. Four years ago I broke my hand so I couldn't do much and was trying to find a good way to spend my time. I bought a camera and cruised around with it, not that much at first... I moved to Morocco after I quit my job in import-export business. I took some free time and though I'd see what would happen. Turns out I met my wife here and fell in love with Morocco. I was thinking about a way to work here permanently so decided to take my camera out of my bag and start to shoot some tourist surfing to make some money! After a year I created my little business called "MSP Morocco Surf Photography" with my wife Nadia, who shoots alongside me! Even now I don't consider myself as a proper photographer, I just keep going with my feelings and see what happens with time...
Describe your photography in 5 words
It is all about feelings.
What are some of your passions that influence your photography style?
I go with the flow! I'm really attentive to people and different cultures. I keep watching what's going on around me and learn, I think it helps in photography!
Where is your favourite place to shoot?
Any place... there is always a story to tell or a light to seize!
Have you any trips or exciting projects coming up?
I'd love to travel in Africa! I'm thinking about doing some videos about local surfers here in Morocco,there are some characters with strong personalities and really good surfing skills here.
What is your preferred equipment to shoot on?
I bought a 7D mark2 and I'm still using it so.... I'll say its my favourite camera! For the lenses, I especially like the 50mm for the human eye! SPL for water housing.
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What would you like viewers to take away from your work?
Don't be afraid to go out of your confort zone, there are a lot of strong stories in this world...
Who are some photographers that you admire and respect?
My friend Jordane Devos and Sebastiao Salgado.
What tips or advice would you give to someone wanting to get into photography?
Charge your battery, make sure you've got some space on your SD card, put some sunscreen on if you go to the beach and let your feelings take over...
And finally, if you could shoot with one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Sebastiao Salgado and Cliff Kapono are two really inspiring people. I dont know Salgado personally but I like his message and his vision of the world. I met Cliff this year and he is a true human being with a good heart.