Self-taught photographer Alexandre Deschaumes began his artistic practice in 2002, in order to assuage his thirst for experiences and emotions. The many forests, mountains and waterfalls throughout the RhÃ´ne-Alpes region where he now lives, all represent, in his eyes, sources of inspiration for his work and for contemplation. As with his music (his other passion), his photographs enable him to develop a perception of the omnipotence of oneiric and majestic nature, a vision that he regularly shares at the photography workshops and conferences he has organised since 2009. The year 2011 was marked by his meeting with director Mathieu Le Lay and the production of a documentary film La QuÃªte d'Inspiration [The Quest for Inspiration], which won several prizes and was broadcast on travel channels such as Montagne TV, UshuaÃ¯a TV, or TV5 Monde. His photographs have also been showcased at exhibitions, including the Festival Image-Montagne in Pau, or the Festival de la Photo de Mouans-Sartoux in 2014.