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Village of Roussillon

The village of Roussillon in the Luberon is located in the heart of the largest ocher field in the world. It is ranked second of the most beautiful villages in France.
Ocher is a natural iron oxide pigment that has been used since prehistoric times on cave parishes. Non-toxic, it is still used in masonry, decoration and fine arts.

Some of the photos were taken on the famous ocher trail (for tourism) which takes you through the fairy chimneys. These large “sculptures” are randomly modeled by rainwater and wind. I did the others near the cliffs of the Valley of Fairies (Val des Fées) in a more remote corner and very difficult to access because abandoned. Thanks to Alain Daumen who allowed me to access this place. I used a Fuji XT-20 camera with the wide-angle lens XF 35mm F2.
I will add more photos soon…

Jacques Julien

French photographer based in Paris specialised in black and white photographs, animal photos, architecture, portraits.