MULTIMEDIA ON BOARD REPORTER | TARA OCEANS 2015 – 2016 – 2021
ON-BOARD REPORTER AND MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST
TARA is a 36-metre aluminum-hulled schooner (formerly named “Antarctica” then “Seamaster”) exploring the ocean to better understand the great mechanisms linking microbiomes and climate and share its scientific knowledge, in order to raise public awareness among the public. TARA OCEAN FOUNDATION is a humanist project imagined by the stylist agnès b. and Étienne Bourgois.
As the on-board reporter, my mission is to document the expedition where sailors and scientists of all nationalities, are sampling the largest ecosystem on the planet. My first mission as a photo and video journalist was aboard the schooner TARA in 2015. I am very grateful for being part of the new expedition “TARA MICROBIOMES” which has started in November 2020.
CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE is a biennial race that takes amateur crews on one or more legs of a circumnavigation of the globe in 11 specially-designed identical 70-foot yachts. Professional skippers lead each teams on the 11-month journey. The race was conceived in 1995 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. In contrast to the now-defunct Global Challenge, the Clipper Race route follows the prevailing currents and winds and uses lighter, faster boats.
As the On-board reporter for a 7 part television series “The Race of Their Lives“, this is a 24/7 job : no shower, no privacy, we share the boat with 20 people in quite extreme conditions, living sometimes at 45 degrees angle and sleeping like in a washing machine… So far, Clipper still remains the biggest challenge of my life!
ON BOARD REPORTER | CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE | 2017/2018 & 2019/2020
PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMAKER | T3 AVENTURES | 2018 – 2019 – 2021
PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMAKER
T3 AVENTURES is a travel agency specialised in motorcycle transcontinental expeditions and adventure road trip all around the world.
I have never ridden a motorcycle but since I have started working with them, in 2018, I have traveled more than 40.000 km on a maxi trail as a photographer and videographer. I have been part of several expeditions in Australia (Dundee 2018) and Asia (France-Perse 2019, Bangkok-Paris 2019 and Paris-Tokyo 2021). These experiences have led me to work in some very remote places on the planet : from the Australian outback to the treasures of the Silk Road…
AWARD WINNING SHORT FILM “LA COURSE DE LEUR VIE”
CLIPPER ask me to put together some of my footage in order to share my insight and behind-the-scenes of my experience as an On-board reporter for CLIPPER RACE 2017-18.
Screened the first time in October 2018 at the WATERPROOF FILM FESTIVAL of Geneva, my short movie “La Course de Leur Vie” has won the “Prix du Public” awarded by the audience.
TRAVEL MEDIA AWARD FOR TV SERIE “EARTH CYCLE”
“EARTH CYCLE” is a study of flora, fauna and people, set around the epic cycling journey of Simon Parker (journalist and travel writer for Telegraph and BBC).
As a camera operator, I filmed his journey accross Scandinavia for a 5 part television travel series (5x25min).
Maéva managed to capture some of the best footage of oceanic storm driven waves in the North Pacific I have ever seen
SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON Clipper Race Chairman
« La course de leur vie » […] Récit palpitant magnifié par des plans absolument phénoménaux d’une tempête essuyée dans le Pacifique Nord.