FRANCE ISSUE 848 Jun 2021

Franck Hamel Paris photographers

Franck Hamel is a food and lifestyle photographer based in Rennes (France). He went on to study arts at university, and then moved to Romania where he began his career as a photojournalist at the Romanian press agency Mediafax and at Regard, a French magazine.

After his experience in Romania, he moved to Vietnam. Living in Asia was a very emotional experience with unparalleled lights and a new culture.

In 2009, he moved to Rabat, Morocco, and worked as a photographer for Vue sur Mer, sea and boating magazine. In 2010, he returned to France and he specialised in culinary photography. From 2013 to 2016 he was an expert associated with the Contemporary Culinary Centre.

In 2017, he collaborated with the Notchup agency for the creation of the "Origin of Taste" packaging for Leclerc. This project was rewarded in 2018 with a Golden Pentaward in New York. In 2019, he became the official photographer of the International Festival of Culinary Photography.

Now he is respresented by his agent Valérie Paumelle.

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