Julien Amic


Photographer Mer & Nature Author of the book "Ouessant, haute terre d'Iroise" published by Glénat. I am passionate about all aspects of the marine and island world. 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 let's evolve. Thanks to photo-identification, I studied bottlenose dolphins in the Mediterranean with the Mediterranean Cetacean Study Group and my images have been published in numerous books and magazines ("Atlas of Mammals of France" from the National Museum of 'Histoire Naturelle, newspaper "la Provence", magazines "30 Million d'Amis" and "Terre sauvage", "La Calanquaise" and "Nature de Provence", "PACA Mammal Atlas"…). I worked for several years in the Calanques National Park before finally coming to settle in Brittany. The magic of the sea is that it constitutes a thousand borders. A border with the earth, when the steep cliffs throw themselves towards it in a vertiginous verticality. A border with the sky from which countless birds look at us with pity, us poor humans unable to rise to them. A border towards unfathomable abysses. A border between the security of the mainland and the adventure of the high seas. I work with several cameras including two Canon SLRs (5DMkIII and 7DMkII) and a Fuji X100F. My images are never deeply modified, 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 that is most faithful to that felt on the ground during my shots. Hope you like these few images, enjoy your visit!

2018: 1st prize in the photo contest "Cetacean, I respect you" organized by the Marine Institute of the Seaquarium of Grau-du-Roi. 2009: 9th prize in the photo contest "Terre Sauvage" in the Flora category.

2019: collective exhibition at the Seaquarium du Grau-du-Roi (January-February)