About Julien Thomas

Have I always wanted to be a professional photographer? No, it came over my years in Southeast Asia.
I'm grateful that photography has always followed me.

Here, you will not find Julien’s resume nor the schools where he graduated.

This “about me” page relates Julien’s first journeys in Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries, before earning his living as a professional photographer.

In fact, Julien arrived on this continent as the type of ‘badass traveler’ with years and years of autonomous  experiences traveling off-the-beaten-track.

For early years, he went on long-term adventurous trips discovering these countries, in areas far away from the on-growing cities. And came back with many photojournalism photos – his humble travel and souvenir photos.

Then and again for a couple of years, he decided to lead courses for underprivileged schoolchildren with the aim to teach how to create children’s crafts from discarded plastic waste/bags.

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The discovery of ways of life in countrysides mixed with photojournalism is Julien’s big jump into photography in 2010.

This topic highlights candid and travel photography, and reflects Julien’s memories in remote areas he loves to be immersed.

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Courses for Children

In 2014, Julien started to organize and lead courses for underprivileged schoolchildren in Vietnam and Cambodia, with the aim to teach how to upcycle plastic waste into children’s crafts – kites and flowers.

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Questions & Answers

By loving photographing the superb places I saw, the people I’ve crossed, etc., in Southeast Asia and elsewhere.

They cannot be compared.

Taking photos for luxury hotels or having my hands in tons of rubbish when I worked with kids, or going on very long trips in the middle of nowhere: all these journeys are/were fantastic to me!

I was discovering the world and growing experiences.

Even though this topic is personal, I can say that I left France at my 19 and worked and traveled in different countries before steeping in Southeast Asia. And always I had a camera with me.

What is important is to pass on / convey what we have seen, to pass on / convey what we have learned, otherwise all we have done has pretty much no importance. Because there is only one thing that matters to people: it's knowingness.