Julien Amic

Photographs

Photographer Mer & Nature Author of the books "Ouessant, haute terre d'Iroise" published by Glénat in 2020 and "Geopark Armorique" also by Glénat (May 2021). Specialized in the landscapes of Armorica for several years, I work a lot within the Regional Natural Park of Armorique / Geopark Armorique and the biosphere reserve of the islands and the sea of iroise (Sein, Molène, Ouessant). I am passionate about all aspects of the marine and island world and about nature and the close ties people have with it. Scientifically trained, naturalist specializing in seabirds and cetaceans, committed and involved for many years in the preservation of our beautiful planet, with a desire to make each of us aware of the beauty and fragility of the environments in which we evolve. Thanks to photo-identification, I studied Mediterranean bottlenose dolphins with the Mediterranean Cetacean Study Group and my images have been published in numerous books and reviews ("Atlas de Mammifères de France" du Museum National d 'Histoire Naturelle, newspaper "Provence" and "La Croix", magazines "30 Millions d'Amis" and "Terre sauvage", magazines "La Calanquaise" and "Nature de Provence", "Atlas des Mammifères de PACA" ...) . I worked for several years in the Calanques National Park before finally coming to settle in Brittany. I work with several cameras including two Canon SLRs (5DMkIV and 7DMkII) and a Fuji X100F. My images are never changed in depth, never edited. On the other hand, I rework the textures (grain, films, dust and scratches, to modify the general appearance), contrasts and colors to bring out an atmosphere which is most faithful to that felt in the field during my shots. A good image must, in my opinion, combine aesthetic qualities and documentary value. This is the case with all the photographs you will find here, and I thank you for your interest in them!

Prizes - rewards: 2018: 1st prize in the "Cetacean, I respect you" photo competition organized by the Marine Institute of the Seaquarium of Grau-du-Roi. 2009: 9th prize in the "Terre Sauvage" photo competition, Flora category. Publications: 2021: [Book] Geopark Armorique, © Glénat éditions - Author & photographer 2021: La Croix, illustration article "La Maison de Bretagne (March) 2020: [Book] Ouessant, haute terre d'Iroise, © Glénat éditions - Author & photographer 2019: Terre Sauvage, illustration article Ouessant (April issue) 2017: Terre Sauvage agenda of the National Parks of France 2018 (month of December) 2017: Provence 07/31/2017 “Marseille: the dolphins back in the waters of la rade «2017: [Scientific publication] 20 years of Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) photo-identification along French provençal coast (Mediterranean sea) J. Jourdan, J. Amic, F. Dhermain, H. Labach 31st Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Denmark 2016: Atlas of wild mammals of France Vol. 1: marine mammals, © Scientific publications of MNHN, IRD Editions - Paris, Marseille 2016: Journal La Calanquaise n ° 8, © Parc national des Calanques 2016: Atlas of mammals from Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, illustrative images, © Editions biotope 2016: Calanques National Park (web) “monitoring of cetaceans in the National Park” 2016: National Inventory of Natural Heritage (web), illustration of the Blue and White dolphin species 2015 : 30 Millions d'Amis, illustration article “A label for whales” 2015: Life Alpilles (web), eagle illustration by Bonelli 2013: “Nature de Provence” magazine, eagle illustration by Bonelli

2021 / July 30 - September 07: "Images of Armorique", a photo exhibition on the heritage of the geopark 2021- (in progress): Restoration of the dry stone walls of the Ile de Sein (biosphere reserve of the islands and the Iroise Sea) Exhibition in front of the Abri du Marin on the Ile de Sein, report highlighting the dry stone walls, their historical and cultural role, their place in the landscape and related biodiversity. 2019: group exhibition at the Seaquarium of Grau-du-Roi (January-February)