Florian Delalee is self-taught. An employee of an industrial company, he was initiated into photography by his former manager. Aged 21, on a mission to Shanghai, China, he bought his first digital reflex camera and set out to discover the hinterland. Now living in China long term, he escapes his professional industrial world to travel throughout Asia as soon as he can: “ I’ve been criss-crossing Asia for a decade now, looking for places off the beaten path to bring back souvenirs and a photographic experience of the magnificent landscapes and people that I meet, ” he explains. “ Every time, I try to improve my compositions and plays of light, notably at sunrise and sunset. ” Among his inspirations feature photographers such as the American Steve McCurry or the young Romanian Mihaela Noroc, who notably published The Atlas of Beauty . Florian Delalee also explains that he is very fond of National Geographic reportages and their ability to “ inspire globetrotters to continue to explore further ,” directly echoing his own photography practice.