Passageways can lead us from one career to another. Frédéric Dekkal started as a molecular biologist until he opened the door to photography.
After studying lighting at the Verdier Centre in Paris, Frédéric was invited to work in Lagardere Press, which produced work for Elle Magazine and Paris Match. As a photojournalist he has photographed the President of France, the Prime Minister of Canada, and the Queen of England to name a few.
It has been said photography is an international language. Frédéric grew up in France, has lived in Tokyo and now makes Ottawa, Canada home. We chat about the inspirations and cultural references which helped to form his photographic style.