About me Linley Bignoux

d300 Mauritius 2 007

Jean-Yves Bignoux /Underwater Photographer /Oceanic Research /Scuba Instructor

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Hello and thanks for visiting my profile ,my name is Linley Bignoux.I am an Australian originally from Melbourne  but with Mauritian parents,.I was born in Blantyre ,on the 21/11/1975 .I am based in Moka ,Mauritius.

Basically i capture and shoot Photo Essays and Photostories as a Photographer /Photojournalist and Visual Storyteller.I also shoot Underwater, landscape, Street reportage

I am interested in Photojournalism and the photographic genres of Reportage and via Photo Essays and Photostories when i am not photographing underwater or capturing landsacpes . Essentially my photographs are in 3 distinct areas,Photojournalism,Landscapes and Underwater .

I used to work for the Nation Media Group as a Correspondent Journalist and Photographer/Photjournalist reporting on stories in Mauritius which covered environmental ,business and current affairs .I also photographed for the former Mauritius Dive Magazine -Dive Mauritius)as a Underwater Photographer.I am also a Scuba Diving Instructor and diving freak.

I have also  photographed for various non governmental organizations and charities  and freelanced for several news agencies from 2010 to 2014 as a Photorapher and Journalist.

To date i have written  just over 165 articles as a Journalist and taken countless images as a Photojournalist covering environmenntal ,social issues and the human story of everyday life .I am self taught photographer annd have beenn photographinng seriously since 2008,both above and underwater,but i have learnt of other photographers and read counteless books that i own ,most notably photographers like Kenneth Kobre,Enzo Val Derme and Micheal Freeman i admire in reportage and photjournnalism photography.

However,the bulk of my career was in the Distribution and Logistics  industry for 18 years in Inventory Management in which i worked for two multinnational firms in Melbourne Australia,i am currently based in Mauritius .I studied Distribution Logistics at Chisholm Institute in Melbourne,Australia.

But photography is my passion and soul ,a way in which i can record without words,whilst capturing stories via visual representation and reportage ,documenting life in many situations,places,people annd subjects with a camera.

Camera’s:  Canon EOS 7D Mark 1 ,Nikon D300 Nikon D7000 ,Ikelite underwater housing.Ikelite DS160 Twin flashes/strobes.Pentax K-x ,Pentax MX 35mm Film and Nikon L24 Compact.Meike MK-950 Mark II TTL Slave Wireless Flash Speedlite.

My Lenses:,Nikon AI-S 28mm 3.5 MF Prime , ,Nikon AF 50mm 1.8 D Prime,35mm Yongnuo 1.8 Prime,90mm Tamron SP 2.8 Macro Prime,Tokina 70-210mm ATX f4,Sigma 10-20mm EX DC HSM 3.5,Cosina 70-210mm  MC 3.5,Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6  SMC DA.

Cheers …Linley Bignoux.

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