ME Arnaud Février was born on 15 May 1969 in Paris. He grew up in a house built on the bank of a small lake in the south of Paris that his parents had bought. His father, Christian Février, an art director and an active ocean sailor then, bought him an Optimist. Arnaud discovered the joy of sailing, rapidly progressing with the more acrobatic Lasers from the local yacht-club. During his holidays in north Brittany, he sailed with his father and Daniel Allisy, a family friend on bigger boats. Daniel became later Editor of Voiles & Voiliers, the well-know French yachting magazine. Then, one day, to the surprise of his father, Arnaud announced: “Dad, I want to become a photographer!” This decision could not make his father happier. Arnaud got his first camera and entered the Icart School of Photography in 1988 - one of the best in Paris at that time, and finished second after three years of studies. To become more familiar with the job, Arnaud became assistant of the photographer Joachim Bonnemaison - a Kodak Discovery Award - during three years. With a new Canon EOS-1, the best camera body at the time, offered by his father at Christmas to encourage him, Arnaud started reportages about cities like Lisbon, Riga and Beirut. Then, different periods with photo agencies like Gamma and Sygma gave him the opportunity to learn more about the business. Rock star Jean Michel Jarre noticed his promising work in 1990 and engaged him at the end of his studies for a European tour of concerts, including Johannesburg in South Africa. Arnaud covered the Jarre’s concerts until 1997. Arnaud did his military service in the French Navy as a photographer and learnt a great deal, using all kinds of camera and films available from the French Navy. Back to the normal life, his father took him to some big classic yachting events like La Nioulargue, the St.Tropez Bravade and the start of the single-handed Rum Race. Working as independent photographer since 1993, Arnaud did several reportages for Imapress, a photo agency until 1997. Especially, he covered the Gaza disastrous refugee situation. He was part of the first charity organization authorized to visit and deliver food to the Baghdad hospitals after the Iraki war. Among the charity team was Marion, who became his wife one year later in 1999. Arnaud later bought a second-hand Hasselblad and concentrated his work on portraiture assignments, mostly in black and white at the beginning. After the Irak, Arnaud joined the photographers team of MPA agency. He worked for them until 2004 Arnaud gained the confidence of many French publishers (Flammarion and Denoel among several), who began to commission him to create their books cover. Movie and theatre actors, scientists, novelists and politicians became his main subjects. He got his first exhibition at the Festival d’Avignon, the well-known photo event, in October 2002. Among the photographers he admires are Irving Penn, Guy Bourdin and Ernst Haas for their strong colours. Alex Weeb, Susan Melselas, Stephane Couturier, Patrick Swirc, Nigel Parry, Javier Wallhonrat and Edward Burthyinsky have also influences his work. Since 2008, Arnaud oriented his creativity to corporate photography and films. His main clients are AMF, Alstom Transport, Bouygues Batiment International, Cofely Ineo, Carmignac, Engie, Idbus, Phillip Morris, Aforge Finances, La Poste Immo, Foncia, Banque Palatine and Dassault Aviation.