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Jean François Mutzig

04 May 15 Written by  Published in Humans of Provence Be the first to comment!
Jean François Mutzig

At least twice in his life, the warmth and colors of Provence's landscapes have served as an awakening to photojournalist Jean François Mutzig. First, when he arrived many years ago from his native Lille. And then, once again, in 2014, following an episode of serious illness. The calling of the lavender fields in bloom last year were the inspiration for Jean François' latest photo book "Femme Lavande". Provençal author René Fregni wrote the book's preface: "For the past ten years, every time he opens his shutters, from his window he sees the sun rising on the Valensole Plateau. From the Verdon Canyon to the dark forests of the Var, there is an extraordinary land, a veritable kingdom of stone, lavender and light." After spending one month in the hospital last year, Jean François doesn't have the strength to leave his bed. Until one morning he wakes up and peeks outside to a glorious spectacle of unending lavender fields and says to himself "Now you are going to grab your camera and get outside!" Find out more about the resulting photography and book at Les Clichés de l'Aventure.

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