I am a professional free-lance photographer in Paris, France, specialised in photography for tourists in Paris: proposals, weddings, honeymoons, portraits, families, fashion, press and corporate.

I am is a true independent photographer who attended a British photo school, I am very experienced, passionate and creative. It is myself, CHRISTIAN FOURNIER (no sub-contracting) who will carry out your photo shoot and the post production with the best equipment (always two cameras at all times for safety). I have a complete knowledge of the graphic chain which allows me to deliver fully finished pictures, even very complicated ones. Among my clients: Renault, Dior, Nike, Etam, Ober, SFR, Comme des Garçons, Alcatel, L’Oréal, Hachette, Schweppes, Holiday Inn, Peugeot, etc …

I am a true professional, well organized, polite, who will set everything up to carry out his undertakings, from preparation to delivery. My equipment is always the very best. See my large list. I deliver my photos fully optimized within a day, on DVD, by post or via DropBox Pro.

I do not hide anything: all my tariffs are clearly shown here; the sales terms are also visible. I am properly registered as a business within the French legislations (Siret 41139772200017), I produce legal invoices (Agessa: 038756), my book keeping is checked by a government regulated boby: AARP (adhérent: 006185).

I am insured for you: assurance multirisque commerciale et professionnelle à responsabilité civile chez Aviva numéro 74153215. Coverage in case of accident on location, in your premises or my studio.

CHRISTIAN FOURNIER « for all your photographic services » 14 square de Port Royal, 75013 PARIS FRANCE
Tel: mobile : + 33 (0)6 60 94 33 80 Tel: fix + 33 (0)1 43 31 73 14




Born in 1953, Arras, France

Education and professional experience

• July 71 : Baccalauréat (Math & Physics) with honors, Lycée d’état de garçons, Arras, France.

• October 71 to June 74 : Math Sup., Math Spé. in Arras, France and D.U.E.S. Math & Physics, Lille University, France.

• October 74 to June 75 : Licence de Mathématiques in Amiens University, France

• October 75 à June 76 : Math teacher in Arras, France

• October 76 à June 78 : Berkshire College of Art and Design, Reading, England, diploma in photography.

• June 78 to June 79 : Military Service, parachuting, Vosges, France.

• June 79 to March 80 : Free-lance photographer/journalist in London, England

• March 80 to October 93 : Free-lance photographer/journalist in California : Fashion, cruiseships, advertising, underwater, expeditions to the North Pole, Amazon, U.S.S.R., China, Vanuatu, etc…

· October 93 to present : Free-lance photographer/journalist in Paris, France. Digital photography.

Publications and clients (see the section « publications » in « varied themes »)

Hachette (France), Peugeot (France), Alcatel (France), Schweppes (France), Newmen (France), Scuba World (U.K.), FNAC (France), Comme des Garçons (France), Applied Arts (Canada), Living (U.S.A.), Photo (France), Sport Diving (Australia), American Photo (U.S.A.), Amphora (France), Popular photo (U.S.A.), Asian Diver (Singapore), Photographie Magazine (France), Hebdo (New Caledonia), Glamour Quest (U.S.A.), Info PC (France), Mega Press (Japan), Disney Consumer Products (France), Photographer’s Forum (U.S.A.), Photo Selection (Canada), Photo Asia (Singapore), Chasseur d’Images (France), Stern (Germany), Diver (Canada), Christofle (France), Bellevue (Germany), Télé 7 jours (New Caledonia), Rodale Scuba Diving (U.S.A.), Océans (France), BBC Wild Life Magazine (U.K.), Simply Living (Australia), Wunderman Cato Johnson (France), Picture Perfect (U.S.A.), Amphora (France), Photography International Magazine (New Zealand), Glamour Photographer Magazine (U.S.A.), Photo Technique (U. K), Schweppes (France), Christofle (France), Warner (France), Europe 2 (France), Wunderman Cato Johnson (France), FNAC (France), Comme des Garçons (France), Info PC (France), Mercedes (France), Hachette (France), DB2A (France), LNDB (France), Peugeot (FRANCE), Alcatel (France), Célio (FRANCE), Carré d’AS (FRANCE), Ludéric (FRANCE), Sensation! (FRANCE), Clipper (FRANCE), Arizona (FRANCE), GEFCO (FRANCE), Renault, L’Oréal, Dior, etc.. 

Photo exhibitions

Amiens 1975 (France) ; London Camera club 1978 (England) ; Scuba 92 (Long Beach, California) ; Del Mar Fair 1993 (California) ; L’Hôtel, Saint Germain, Paris, 1995.

Professionnel associations

« Professional Photographers of California », « International Free-lance Photographers Organisation », « American Press Association », « Professional Photographers of America ». Carte de Presse « National Union Journalists », U.K.

Digital photography

20 years of Macintosh : word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, page layout, digital cameras, QuickTime VR, scans, panoramics, optimization and image retouching, digital creation, cataloging, transmissions, Internet, Web pages, Video from mini DV to DVD and Internet, etc..


• Certifications : Open Water, Advanced, Dive Master, Rescue, Photo Specialty.
·Dives : France, Italy, Greece, Malta, Red Sea (El Gouna), Bahamas (Nassau, Freeport, San Salvador, Eleuthera,), Haiti, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix), British Virgin Islands, Saint Eustatius, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Barbados, St. Lucia, Aruba, Curacao, Grand and Little Cayman, Mexico (Cozumel, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Acapulco, Sea of Cortez), Florida (The Keys, Clearwater, Tampa), California (Los Angeles, Catalina, Monterey, San Francisco), Ohio (lake Erie), Alaska (Juneau, Ketchikan), Canada (Vancouver Island), Bermuda, Honduras (Roatan, San Blas), Venezuela, Colombia, Amazon, Hawaii, Malaysia (Sipadan Island, Kota Kinabalu on Borneo), Indonesia (Bali, Pulau Sepa), Philippines, Thailand (Puket), China, Micronesia (Guam), Madagascar, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
• Publication in October 1996 of a luxury book of underwater photos : « Emotions sous-marines »
• Publication of my reportage « Dugong » in the French magazine Chasseur Français in April 2002
• Expédition to the Red Sea, Madagascar, Sipadan, French Polynesia and Saint Eustatius for the French magazine Plongeurs International.
• Certification Padi Nitrox in may 2003

Other diplomas, courses, hobbies

• Bilingual French/English.
• Private Pilot License, FAA, USA, 1982.
Photo courses with Dean Collins (San Francisco 1992) and Jean Paglioso (Santa Fe, 1992)
• Sailing, glacier climbing, horseback riding, trekking, classical music, cosmology.

• I bought a beautiful property near Vancouver, see The Studio in the Woods, at the bottom of the « Reportage » section, chapter « varied »
• In 1993 : ruin. I take part in a major international underwater archeological expedition with fails and leaves me penniless and homeless in Paris.


• from 1994 to now : Freelance photographer in Paris France


Paris professional photographer for tourists in Paris