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I am Richard. I was born in Madagascar and lived there for 22 years. I then migrated to South Africa where I spent 10 years of my life (8 years in Johannesburg area and almost 2 years in Port Elizabeth). Since 1984 I live in a small town called "Brou-sur-Chantereine" located at about 30 kilometers east of Paris. I started shooting very young with my father who for me was the greatest amateur photographer! At that time it was mainly B&W, we used to have a dark room at home where I spent thousands of hours. Due to a revolution in the country in 1972, I had to quit Madagascar in 1974 leaving everything behind me. I also shot thousands of slides, part of them (the ones shot in Africa between 1969 and 1998) can be seen on a site called "DIAPOSITIVES" which I started in May 2007. You may have a look at them by clicking on the following link: Some of shutterchancers know it already as I came here because of them after their visits. I am new in digital photography and still experimenting it. I'll be glad to receive constructive advices. Since July 20th 2008 I live in Carquefou, near Nantes.


A Sony Cyber-shot for the time being A flash Starblitz 3000BA I bought a tripod in December 2007 Since January 23rd 2008: A Pentax K100D A Pentax lens DA 18-55mm A Pentax lens DA 50-200mm A Tamron lens AF70-300mm DI LD since December 9th 2009

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