Specialising in nature and Chinese landscapes, Frenchman Thierry Bornier is a self-trained photographer. Once a financial director in the New York fashion industry, National Geographic revealed his artistic talents in 2010, with the nomination of one of his photos on the rice fields of Yuan Yang in the South of China. Ever since, he has dedicated himself to this art, leaving number crunching behind him for good. The photographer constantly travels between his residence in Kunming in Yunnan province, where he captures historic landscapes that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage, and the megalopolis of Shanghai where he photographs the rising stars of Chinese haute couture. He has been published countless times in National Geographic and has received numerous distinctions (Photographer of the Year at One Eyeland 2012 and 2013, Gold Medal for PX3 Paris 2015, Finalist of the LensCulture Prize, Best Landscape Photographer of the Year at the Epson Pano Awards).