- Born and raised in Dunkerque, France.
- Master Degree in journalism. Ecole Superieure de Journalisme. Lille. France.
- Moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1979.
- Editorial, news-magazine free-lance photographer from 1979 to 1984.
- First film unit work in 1983 for John Cassavetes (“Love Streams”).
Over the years worked repeatedly for such directors as John Huston, Peter Weir, Danny DeVito, Mike Nichols, Neil Jordan, Roman Polanski , Robert Zemeckis, Terry Gilliam, Ridley Scott, Sam Mendes, Oliver Stone or David O. Russell.