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Photographer Thomas Zumbiehl

I’m Thomas Zumbiehl, 48. I live in the south of France. I work in the IT sector.

My first encounter with photography happened when I was 14 or 15, with a film camera. My practicing of photography have been fluctuating, but I’ve always liked to take pictures, freeze a moment in time and memory.

Passion came 5 or 6 years ago. I’ve been practicing more intensively since then. I’m more interested in landscape and nature photography. I’m also discovering drone photography which is not so far of landscape photography.

The featured pictures have been shot on summer 2016, during the votive feast of the town where I leave since that same year. The votive is traditional local feasts that last between 3 or 5 days. There are such feasts during the whole summer in south of France. In the Camargue, life if often revolving around bulls.  Except bullfights, which I do not like, people worship and have profound respect for bulls. The feasts always consist of activities with those animals. Featured pictures show bulls with guards (or cowboys) crossing the town for Camarguaise race, which aim is to catch cockade that have been attached between the horns. During these feasts, no animal is hurt or killed. People take more risks than the animals.

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