Where does this name come from? Who are you?
My name is Murielle Etc.. (which is short for "etcetera" because my last name does not really matter for me). I am a frenchwomen and fortunate to live in Brittany (the most beautiful region of France), at the seaside.I started photography when I was young. My dad took a lot of photos (family, travels,...) and I was interested. My parents gave me a small camera when I was 8 years old. I took pictures of my dog, sunsets, and the small moments of my life. And later, I "borrowed" the cameras' father... and never given back !
What kind of photography do you do?
I mainly take photos of landscapes, and particularly images of seaside: I have a very iodized universe ;) . In fact, I observe what is around me: nature is an artist and I try to capture its works. My style is quite peaceful and minimalist ... sometimes with a touch of poetry. I am also interested in details and textures ...
A lot of blue in your photos?
Yes, blue is an essential color for me. it has imposed itself quite naturally. It's a relaxing color, a hue that fascinates me. It's also the color that surrunds me, with the sky and the sea. This tone correspond with my style of pics, I think.
For a very long time, I only worked in B&W. I have always liked this type of images, especially for their timelessness. And then doing B&W forces me to concentrate on the essential : the subject, the light, the framing ... the eye is no longer distracted by the colors and only retains the important.
What camera do you use?
For a long time, I was equipped with a Nikon FM2 (analog). But for a few years, I have traded this one for hybrid cameras from Fujifilm (X-T20). I like light and small cameras which does not weigh me at the end of the day, and which are discrete.