GallimardAlbums Photos / Editions Gallimard
" Communicating, expressing myself have always been my passion; I first did it through singing; then I discovered on a sailboat, the pleasure of writing, then of photographying and filming... "
Antoine's books have not, so far, been published in english, but the language of photographs, which constitute the largest part of these books, knows no borders! Here is, then, a short account of Antoine's four latest albums, published by France's leading publisher, GALLIMARD
Iles... était une fois (Once upon an Island)
The book that started it all...
30 islands or archipelagoes at the end of the world, Antoine's paradises.
An island just rose on the horizon. A dream ? An illusion ?... No, islands are for real; some dream about them from a distance, from the dephths of a big town, others fight to make them appear, one morning, at the bow of a little sailboat, but everyone eventually finds one's own island... Here are a few hundreds of them, about thirty archipelagoes that Antoine has been lucky enough to discover. He offers them to you in this book, with their touching nakedness and their unbelievable wealth.
Amoureux de la Terre (In love with the world)
Around the world in 80 days...
20 boats, 80 flights (from a Boeing 747 to a hot air balloon), trains, horses, elephant, oxcarts and horse drawn trailers, that's the journey Antoine performed... the travels of a man in Love with the World.
A very special invitation to traveling under the shape of a manifesto for the preservation of these beautiful natural environments, its often threatened Gardens of Eden. Antoine bears witness of endearing encounters with those that spend their life protecting Nature.
Sur trois Océans (On three Oceans)
Since Magellan, those who dream of ocean journeys have discovered a natural route to circle the planet : just follow the Trade Winds, these regular winds that once ruled world trading, and that only fill the sails, nowadays, of a few pleasure sailors, curious of discovering the enchanted shores of distant longitudes.
It's the route preferre by Antoine, who brings you here leisurely tropical strolls, the endless variety of landscapes, meetings, people and solitudes, fruit and flowers, celebrations; in a word : Life.
A few hundred ports of call, and the way to reach them : A dream, and the directions for its use.