Zeer mooie nautische foto’s, in veel schitterende boeken te koop,  La Mer, The Sea en de Nederlandse versies De Zee.

 

Born in January, 1947, Philip was raised along the banks of the Loire River in the Beauce and Sologne regions. His family discovered the city of La Trinité sur Mer on the southern coast of Brittany shortly after. Paul Plisson, Philip’s father, was the founder and President of the Sailing Club ‘Cercle de la Voile’ created in 1957 in Orleans in the heart of the Sologne region. Philip learned to sail at the age of seven aboard a ‘Moth’ before switching over to dinghies : Mousses, 420 and 505, were a true passion for him. But it was most likely his grandmother who initiated Philip to photography when she offered him a camera, an Ultra-fex, for his first Communion. In the summer of 1956, aboard his Punt in the La Trinité River, this young man began taking his first shots of yachts.

Philip received the prestigious title of “Peintre de la Marine” (Marine Portrayer) in 1990 and the doors of the Palais de Chaillot (Trocadero) in Paris opened to present his work to over 51 000 visitors. His notoriety grew. In 1993, he and Bernard Le Nail, Director of the Cultural Institute of Brittany, published the book "Bretagne, Pays de Mer”.

Philip Plisson fit right in with the Royal Navy. He went aboard the battle cruiser "Colbert" during its last hour, passed Cape Horn aboard the “Jeanne d’Arc”, went down in the nuclear submarine “le Foudroyant” for several days, and even participated in a reconnaissance mission aboard the “Atlantique”. With his son, Guillaume, he produced the show for the aircraft carrier “Clémenceau” when she withdrew from active services.

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In 1991, with the help of the "Pays de France" Foundation prize and the Regional Tourism Committee of Brittany, he threw himself into the project of making an inventory of the Breton Martime Heritage : 80 000 photos, 10 000 naitical miles, 120 hours in the helicopter and 45 000 kilometres by road ! With all this accumulated experience, Philip created the company Merpool in 1992 with his friend Gilles martin-Raget, in order to ensure collective coverage of the America Cup, the Route du Rhum and the Vendée Globe Challenge. In 1993, he opened a second gallery in the trinité sur Mer. New premises were found to house the head offices of the companies Pêcheur d'images and Image Force 7, under the management of Marie-Brigitte. His son Guillaume, at the age of 22, joined up with the Pêcheur d'images team, after having been trained in photography with the Navy. He undertakes in part the coverage of Off-shore Racing, regattas and the nautical industries.
In 1995, in collaboration with printer Le Govic in Nantes, Philip developed a collection of prints for the grand public. That year, they sold over 100,000 prints. The first catalogue was edited in 1996 and a distribution network was created … it’s name ? Pêcheur d’Images, of course.

Guillaume is completely comfortable with a panoramic camera on his rib, taking pictures on the starting line of a race and behind his computer for producing broadcasted show if he hasn’t cast off to the other end of the world to set up an advertising campaign for a boat builder.

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