About Christian Fournier, short version.

(for the long version view here)
I am a professional free-lance photographe in Paris, France, specialising in still life.
 I am a true independent photographer who attended a British photo school, I am very experienced, passionate and creative. Despite its diversity, prisedevue.com is not an agency, it is myself, CHRISTIAN FOURNIER (no sub-contracting)who will carry out your photo shoot and the post production with the best equipment (and also 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: Nike, Etam, Ober, SFR, Comme des Garçons, Alcatel, L’Oréal, Hachette, GEFCO, Renault, Dior, Schweppes, Holiday Inn, Peugeot, etc. See a larger list. I am is a true professional, well organized, polite, I will set everything up to carry out my 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 with fibre optic Internet. I do not hide anything: all my tariffs are clearly shown on prisedevue.com; 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 (n° adhérent: 006185). I am insured for you: assurance multirisque commerciale et professionnelle à responsabilité civile chez Aviva numéro 74153215. Coverage in case of accident in your premises or his studio. 

CHRISTIAN FOURNIER « prisedevue.com : for all your photographic services » 14 square de Port Royal, 75013 PARIS FRANCE Mobile tel : + 33 (0)6 60 94 33 80 / Fix tel +33 (0)1 43 31 73 14


Amongst my clients

more ….


L’Oréal 2016

Amsterdam International Fashion weeks.
Commercial Brochures

Renault 2016, launching the « Zoe »

Still life




Ad LEVIS in ELLE magazine.
Stage assistant: Melissa; Model: Eva; Make up artist Djenete;
Client: Levis; Photographer: Christian Fournier

Croisière Pfizer.
Ready wear

For Ober, largest manufacturer of ready wear pants in France.
Tourists in Paris



2nd July 2011: Taïg Khris beats the world record for roller jump at Sacré-Coeur in Paris. 

Iris Mittenaere, Miss Univers 2017, for Farouk Systems, Chi, Biosilk and Saga Cosmetics.

For Etam

Photographe Christian Fournier; 1er assistant Christian Malette; studio photo Le Petit Oiseau Va Sortir; assistant plateau Chidé; assistant making of film Olivier de Felice; assistant making of vidéo Nathalie Camidebach; montage vidéo iMovie Christian Fournier; stagiaire Gaëlle; stagiaire Nao; modèle 1 Loren Denis; modèle 2 Henda; maquilleuse Murielle; cliente Etam Olivia Portaux; agence pub FlyAway Frank Brussel. Merci à toutes et tous.


PSG : The full team at Parc des Princes in Sept 2005. High resolution panoramic system.
View page 73 of my bio « digital »
View my short compilation « pano »
View my large compilation « pano »

Paris, Saturday, September 24th, 2016: Fight for « ethical meat ».
We are more likely to want to eat meat from animals treated well, from birth to slaughter. Is it possible ? If so, which labels guarantee meat « ethical »?
« We all pay so that animals are slaughtered to enrich industrials and their shareholders ».
Animals in factory-farms live in appalling conditions, locked in tiny dens, where they can not even turn around, in the proper sense of the term. Their babies are at birth immediately taken away from them, with no chance to see, or smell, or cuddle them. Animals have a great maternal sensitivity and must suffer terribly.
The book « Sapiens, a Brief History of Humankind » by Yuval Noah Harari describe clearly this problem: the treatment of domesticated animals is among the worst crimes in history.

Charlize Theron
List of celebrities I photographed until now

Iris Mittenaere, Miss Univers 2017, Jean Jacques Annaud , Yves Corbassiere , Francois Morel , Olivier de Kersauson , Laetitia Casta , Jean Baptiste Mondino , Abbe Pierre , Frederic Beigbeder , Adriana Karembeu , Yann Artus Bertrand , Jean Paul Gaultier , Remy Poinot , Paul Newman , Peter Beard , Genevieve De Fontenay , Jean Pierre Castaldi , Jean Claude Dreyfus , Henri Salvador , Karl Laerfeld , Tiki Olgado , Grace Jones , Rufus , Mareva Galanter , Bernard Werber , Claude Montana , Cyrielle Claire , Alexandre Devoise , Alexandre Barthet , Daniele Gilbert , Bruno Lochet , Emmanuelle Seigner , General Morillon , George Pernoud , Gilles de Gennes , Sonia Roland , Francis Mer , Guy Lux , Guy Marchand , Ines Sastre , Inna Zobova , Sabine Crossen , Cesar , Isaac Stern , La Boule , Carole Bouquet , Barbara Schulz , Laurent Rouquier , Laurent Gerra , Loana , Steevy Boulay , Loic Perron , Lolita Lempika , Louis Le Prince Ringuer , Lucien Clergue , Linda Hardy , Magloire Delcros Varaud , Marc Autheman , Marcel Desailly , Maria de Mederios , Marie Christine Marek , Michel Leb , Mme Genevieve De Fontenay , Christian De Duve , Annie Cordy , Francois de Clauset , Regine , Anouk Aimee , Nicolas Sachy , jean Pierre Papin , Elodie Gossuin , Cendrine Dominguez , Christian Blachas , Gerard Depardieu , Jean Michel Jarre , Lionel Jospin , Kenzo Takada , Marie Christine Powel , Maurice Andre , Jacques Chirac , Pascal Morabito , Pierre Mesmer , Jean Reno , Stephane Berne , Stephane Hessel , Dominique Strauss Kahn , DSK , Willy Ronis , Gerard Holtz , Alexis Gruss , Frederic Diefenthal , Sylvain Marconnet , Tiberi , Yves Raignier , Michel Hidalgo , Jean Luc Reichmann , Claude Lelouche , Amelie Mauresmo , Laurence Parisot , Didier Breton , Robert Hu , Maurice Herzog , Didier Deschamps , Jean Claude Trichet , Jerome Darran , Nicolas Cantelou , Gustave Parking , Nicolas Hulot , Gerard Jugnot , Yannick Noah , James Galway , Charlie Oleg , Frederique Bel , Jimmy Carter , Eddy Barclay , Olivia Adriaco , Agnes Boulard , Vincent Mac Doom , Viviane Blassel , Dean Collins , Helena Noguerra , Jean Louis Caffier , Robert Hu , le pere Fouras , Fort Boyard , Pierre Cardin , Jean Charles de Castelbajac , Dominique Perben , Ines de la Fressange , Mouna Ayoud , Jean Tiberi , Michel Hidalgo , Amanda Lear , Didier Deschamp , Alexis Gruss , Gerard Holtz , Emanuel Ungaro , Cendrine Dominguez , Jean Marc Sylvestre , Gerard Jugnot , Marc Autheman , Linda Hardy , Agnes Varda , Alain Rey , Alessandra Sublet , Alex Jaffrey , Alex Lutz , Alexandra Bronckaers , Alexandra Lamy , Alexandra Stewart , Alexandre Barthet , Alexandre Jardin , Amandine Bourgeois , Anais Delva , Andre Bercoff , Anna Wintour , Araceli Gonzalez , Arnaud Montebourg , Ary Abittan , Audrey Azoulay , Audrey Lamy , Augustin Trapenard , Alison Wheeler , Aure Atika , Aurelie Konate , Axelle Laffont , Behati Prinsloo , Tommy Hilfiger , Dee Hilfiger , Olivia Palermo , Johannes Huebl , Bernadette Chirac , Bernard Kouchner , Bernard Montiel , Bettina Rheims , Linda Hardy Miss France 1992, Camille Cottin , Camille Rowe , Capucine Anav , Caroline Roux , Catherine Deneuve , Frederic Mitterrand , Cedric Klapisch , Charlize Theron , Chiara Ferragni , Christelle Reboul , Christian Amatore , Christian Chabrol , Christina Pitanguy , Christine Ockrent , Christopher Lloyd , Claude Allegre , Claudia Cardinale , Clovis Cornillac , Cyrille Eldin , Pierre Moscivici , Damien Thevenot , Dana Delany , Daniel Constantini , Daniel Herrero , Daniela Lumbroso , Eric Ghebali , Daria Strokous , Darren Day , Suzanne Shaw , David Douillet , Deborah Francois , Didier Flamand , Disco Bitch , Dominique Chapatte , Edouard Montoute , Claude Perron , Elena Gordon , Elena Perminova , Elie Semoun , Elisabeth 2 , la reine elisabeth , Elodie Bouchez , Emmanuel Macron , Fabienne Carat , Francis Ford Coppola , Florence Arthaud , Franck Gastambide , Adrianna Gradziel , Franck Leboeuf , Franck Provost , Francois Hollande , Fleur Pellerin , Francois Xavier Demaison , Anne Marivin , Françoise Laborde , Elodie Gossuin Miss France 2001, Valerie Pecresse , Wendy Bouchard , Fred Testot , Frederic Bouraly , Frederic Lefebvre , Frigide Barjot , Gad Elmaleh , Philippe Noiret , Gerald Dahan , Gil Alma , Aminata Savadogo , Gil Alma , Gilles Dauphine , Frederic Suhit , Jean Gabriel Pierre , Gilles Grapinet , Thierry Breton , Gilles Lellouche , Giovanna Meneghel , Giuliano Peparini , Wise Fools , Gregory Cuilleron , Guilaume Durand , Harlan Coben , Helena Bordon , Helena Perminova , Heloise Letissier , Henry Giscard D Estaing , Herbie Hancock , Hermine , Hiara Ferragni , Hubert Reeves , Hugh Jackman , Igor , Grichka Bogdanoff , Ines de Dinechin , Inna Segal , Isabelle Alonso , Jacques Legros , Jacques Martin , Isabelle Aubray , Jane Birkin , Jean Dell , Carole Richert , Jean-François Copé , Jean Francois Derec , Jean Louis Caffier , Jean Paul Agon , Conchita Wurst , Jean Paul Huchon , Jean Pierre Meyers , Irina Bokova , Jessie J , John Malkovich , Jonathan Lambert , Joyy , Juan Bagration Mukhransky y Ulloa , Julie de Bona , Renaud Leymans , Mathilde Lebrequier , Sophie Mounicot , Dounia Coesens , Julie Hantson , Pascal Obispo , Laury Thilleman Miss France 2011, Line Renaud , Pierre Berger , Julien Clerc , Karima Charni , Hedia Charni , Keith Jarett , Vladimir Ashenazy , Koichiro Matsuura , Kristina Bazan , Kristine Dzidziguri , Laeticia Fourcade , Lala Rudge , Lance Amstrong , Laura Haddock , Laurence Arne , Laury Thilleman , Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saoud , Leelee Sobieski , Lenny Kravitz , Leonard Cohen , Les freres Taloche , Liliane de Bettencourt , Lilou Fogli , Jean Claude Gaysseau , Loana Petrucciani , Lorie Pester , Lou Lesage , Louis Stettner , Lucie Lucas , M Matthieu Chedid , Mac Lesggy , Mademoiselle Agnes , Manu Payet , Manuel Walls , Marc Galliet , Marc Jolivet , Marc Emmanuel Dufour , Maria Sharapova , Sylvie Tellier Miss France 2002, Mariah Carey , Marie Ange Casta , Marie-Ange Nardi , Marie Claire Pauwels , Marie Josee Croze , Marisa Berenson , Mathilde Seigner , Maurice Levy , Melanie Bernier , Melanie DouteyAlain Doutey , Michel Cymes , Michel Jazzi , Michel Leeb , Michel Edouard Leclerc , Michele Alliot , Miroslava Duma , Mouna Ayoud , Nagui , Natalia Vodianova , Ni Ni , Nicky Byrne , Nicolas Beytout , Nicolas Duvauchelle , Nicolas Saada , Odile Vuillemin , Oliver Merle , Olivia Adriaco , Olivia Palermo , Johannes Hueb , Olivia Palermo , Olivier Saladin , Ophelie Meunier , Ora-ito , Pascal Bataille , Paul Loup Sulitzer , Pauline Lefevre , Thierry Lhermitte , Pascale Louange , Richard Berry , Daniel Auteuil , Philippe Etchebest , Philippe Lellouche , Philippe Martinez , Baptiste Talbot , Philppe Labro , Pierre Etaix , Pierre Richard , Pierre William Glenn , Popeck , Raphael Ferret , Sophie de Furst , Raphael Mezrahi , Renan Luce , Reza Deghati , Robert Clark , Robert Hossein , Romain Migdalski , Rony Willis , Roselyne Bachelot , Rosie Huntington Whitele , Sabine Crossen , Sandrine Domingez , Sebastien Folin , Sebastien Hurtaud , Serena Williams , Serge Papin , Serge Lepeltier, Sevrine Ferrer , Sheila , Shirley Bousquet , Sigourney Weaver , Sophie Brafmann , Sophie Mounicot , Stone , Susana , Sylvie Tellier , Thomas Thevenoud , Tikki Olgado , Tomer Sisley , Tommy Hilfiger , Tonie Marshall , Uderzo , Ulyana Sergeenko , Ursula Andress , Usain Bold , Valerie Giscard d Estaing , Vincent Clerc , Vincent Mac Doom , Virginie Efira , Virginie Ledoyen , Wendy Bouchard , Yoann Freget ,
Yves Lecoq , Zinedine Soualem.
Kristine Dzidziguri, Ukrainian model for Dior in Paris in 2014.

No Photoshop, she is already beautiful

With my « Photoshop », she is sublime
I have photographed 5 heads of states

Jimmy Carter, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, Jacques Chirac, François Hollande, Emmanuel Macron.
25 French ministers
1 – Emmanuel Macron. 2 – Maurice Herzog. 3 – Valérie Pecresse. 4 – Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.
5 – Dominique Strauss-Kahn. 6 – Arnaud Montebourg. 7 – Michèle Alliot-Marie. 8 – David Douillet. 9 – Roselyne Bachelot.
10 – Claude Allègre. 11 – Francis Mer. 12 – Lionel Jospin. 13 – Manuel Walls. 14 – Audrey Azoulay. 15 – Pierre Mesmer. 16 – Pierre Moscovici. 17 – Frédéric Lefebvre. 18 – Bernard Kouchner. 19 – Dominique Perben. 20 – Jacques Chirac. 21 – Fleur Pellerin. 22 – Thierry Breton. 23 – Serge Lepeltier. 24 – Nicolas Hulot. 25 – Jean-François Copé.

7 Miss France, including one Miss Universe

1 – Linda Hardy Miss France 1992
2 – Mareva Galanter Miss France 1999
3 – Sonia Rolland Miss France 2000
4 – Elodie Gossuin Miss France 2001
5 – Sylvie Tellier Miss France 2002
6 – Laury Thilleman Miss France 2011
7 – Iris Mittenaere Miss France 2016 et Miss Univers 2017.

My blog

Since it is not always easy to find something in my enormous photographic production,
I created since 2008 my blogs, daily updated, where I show my work (except when the clients asked me not to)


Not many photographers have the courage to show their photos on a daily basis. I do it to show that in a wide range of photography, I always take good photos for my clients. Technical perfection and an obvious sensitivity. If you imagine the logistic necessary for these missions (estimates, preparations, equipment, transports in traffic jams, safety, etc.), you can see that I am a photographer who achieves results in all circumstances.



Christian Fournier, un photographe caméléon, un pro performant.Calé derrière son cockpit numérique style Airbus 380, Christian Fournier met une touche finale aux dernières photos d’une soirée costumée au Musée Carnavalet. Plusieurs centaines de clichés font la navette entre les deux écrans de 30 pouces, le MacPro 3,7 GHZ mouline à plein régime. Demain matin, il enverra les 658 photos, individuellement optimisées, au client, via DropBox, la fibre optique assura la transmission des images parfaitement calibrées en quelques minutes.
Depuis plus de vingt ans le photographe cultive sa réputation d’ultra-pro, de quoi séduire et fidéliser une clientèle aussi exigeante que versatile, sollicitée aujourd’hui par des dizaines de photographes low cost peu aguerris. Christian Fournier est s
pécialisé en mode, publicité, industrie, reportage, événementiel et mariage. Aussi rien d’étonnant que l’Oréal fasse toujours appel à ses services depuis une douzaine d’années. A l’instar d’autres grandes marques comme Renault, La GMF ou Tollens, le géant mondial du cosmétique lui confit son événementiel sachant que le bonhomme est capable de lui livrer 5000 photos irréprochables dans les trois jours pour arroser son réseau international.
Derrière ses allures de prof dues à son passé de matheux, le photographe sexagénaire, shoote avec la précision et la rapidité d’un chasseur d’élite doublées de la créativité d’un peintre metteur en scène. Pionnier du numérique professionnel, il s’est emparé de la technologie il y a vingt ans pour en faire un outil redoutable sans jamais tomber dans le mitraillage. En quelques instants, il analyse la scène, le scénario se met en place, ses doigts caressent les mollettes des boîtiers Nikon ou Hasselblad. Après tant d’années d’expériences passées aux quatre coins de la planète, les réglages se font aujourd’hui instinctivement, libérant toute son attention sur l’essentiel : l’émotion. Contrairement à d’autres qui passent leur temps à contrôler si la photo est bonne, lui il sait ! De quoi se concentrer sur l’instant présent et surtout ne pas rater des moments de grâce qui ne reviendront jamais.
Au-delà d’une maîtrise photographique désormais sans faille, Christian Fournier reste un personnage à part dans ce milieu, attachant, un pro qui a su garder tout l’humour British acquis durant ses années d’étude de la photo en Angleterre. L’autodérision fait partie de son quotidien, tout comme le sens du gag. A l’aise dans toutes les situations, un top model ou le PDG d’une entreprise du CAC40 ne risquent pas de lui faire perdre ses moyens. Autoritaire sans jamais perdre de sa courtoisie, Christian Fournier dirige, conseille, ses modèles ou ses interlocuteurs mais reste le maître d’œuvre. Le client découvrira le résultat plus tard, toujours agréablement surpris par des angles inattendus et une science de la lumière quasi magique.
Après une longue carrière aux USA, en pub, édito et bateaux de croisières, Christian Fournier s’est ancré depuis à Paris. De son petit vaisseau dans le 13e arrondissement où il possède un studio de prise de vue, il met passion, réactivité, fiabilité et imagination au service d’une photographie de qualité. Une valise toujours à portée de main pour réaliser un reportage au bout du monde, en plongée ou à bord d’un hélico !

Richard Kirsch, journaliste.


9 million photographs

Here are about 500 examples of my photo coverages since 1984, so 30 years’ worth. This is without counting those which my clients have requested that I not show and photos that have been lost.
I know, it’s monstrous.
The photosensors and the web possibilities between 1995 and 2005 were horrible compared to now (2015). 40 Kb maximum per image. My uploads during this period were terrible. I am replacing them little by little. Thank you for your patience.
Examples of my photographic event coverage. This huge scroll-down menu gives you access to all of my past work.
 As a rough estimate, I take 5000 photos per week. 5000 x 52 = 260 000 per year. For 35 years, that makes 9 100 000 photos. All the same, I’d like to make it into the 10 millions!
My search command

Type in the name, or part of it, in my command « recherche/search » to see a specific reportage.


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