Samuel Bitton opens his eyes for the first time in a wild area of countryside in western France.
Departure for England to pursue his studies as an electronics
engineer. Once he obtains his diploma, he starts his career as an engineer
in the space industry, one of his childhood dreams. He is fortunate to be
able to develop software that will go all the way to Mars. Most of his free
time is spent venturing into the verdant English countryside and walking
in the Welsh mountains.
Samuel buys his first silver reflex camera, a Canon EOS 300.
Photography immediately becomes a great passion that he very naturally
combines with his first passion, that for Nature and the mountains.
Samuel leaves England for the foothills of the Alps in Switzerland, a
country where he quickly feels at home. His quest for beautiful photographs
starts to take over his life. Mountains naturally become his favourite
subject. He also discovers mountaineering, a world that fascinates him and
opens up new photographic vistas.
Samuel cofounds, with 5 other landscape photographers, the
very first French-speaking landscape photographers' collective, "Bouts de
Planète" (Visions of Earth).
First solo exhibition, in collaboration with Pro Natura, at the famous
Chillon Castle on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The increasing success of his photography allows Samuel
to turn over a new leaf in his life by making his passion his profession. He
thus becomes a full-time professional photographer, specialising solely in
landscape and nature photography. His main activities are the sale of fine
art prints, commission work, self-publishing of his "Swiss Alps" calendar,
photography workshops and the sale of stock images.
2011 - 2014
Samuel wins First Prize twice in the Nature's Best
Photography competition in the Landscape category. His images are also
awarded first prize in various other international competitions such as the
Trierenberg Super Circuit and the Memorial Maria Luisa.
He spends 6 weeks in southern Bolivia to capture totally
exclusive images of unexplored landscapes that have never before been
Samuel celebrates his 5 years' activity as a professional with the
publication of his first book as an author, "MAJESTICS".