A graduate of the Louis-Lumière school in Paris, he became a colour printer at Picto, a speciality which has always fascinated him and which he still practices for large format photographs. Fred Jourda has his brightest moments in the darkroom. He travels the world to find wide open spaces, light and horizons. He uses an instamatic camera. No adjustments, no amazing technique, no composition, just his point of view and the frame: the key to his work is in the contemplation of nature.