Name: Marie Blin
Location: Lyon / France
Job: Video Maker / Photographer
When I was young, we were asked to imagine a day in 2020. I had imagined myself Director of music videos for Phil Collins… It’s quite naturally I spent 5 years in a school of visual communication in Paris (ECV) to learn the trades of image.
After having been at Publicis Corporation (like a gust of wind), i decided to work in freelance, making short movies for young musicians and different graphic jobs.
Main steps of your Career till now.
So, I worked in a Parisian music label for a few years. I think that it’s at this time I met the right people who permitted me to progress. I mostly met François Tarrou, Marketing Director at harley Davidson France, who asked me to film the Eurofestival in 2010 and 2011.
Then, I met the Tour Leader at Road Trip Factory, Jean-Pierre Maldy, who permitted me to travel the world in motorbike in order to make pictures about Argentine, Chile, Perou, Maroco, USA, Patagonia, Spain… And France for sure.
Today, I can sell my reports for motorbike press magazine.
Aim of your work.
Traveling and meet many people as possible. I feel deeply happy doing this job.
I work with Nikon D7200 boxes. And many different Lens. But my favorite one is the 35mm fixe focal lens.
…never make plans.
A Place really inspiring for you.
Many countries have known the war of Sarajevo, and are still in reconstruction.
Landscape mix the remnants of the war and modernity, it is very deep.
What do you Ride?
I ride a sportster Harley Davidson 1200 of 1993. A machine that works very well.
I call it « Tornado » like Zorro’s horse.
Your relation with Two Wheels, feelings, emotions.
It depends. Sometimes the bike makes me want to go even further than expected, not to return home. But sometimes I wonder why I go out while it rains…
But every time, I feel to learn something about the machine, road, or humans.
The Argentine Experience, tell me more about the adventure!
It was so…… intense !
First arise in Salta, almost tropical climate. One of the most extraordinary motorcycle trip. Step by step, I was surprised, exalted by the diversity and the vastness of the landscape: the salt lakes, the dunes, of primary forests, training geological and volcanic forms and incredible colors, the cactus fields… The experience is intense emotions…
Current projects and collabs.
Right now, i’m writing few items for the press magazine. I’m preparing exhibitions in concessions Harley Davidson, and I’m getting closer to travel by motorcycle … Oh yeah !
What will be your next destination?
I hope Argentine again, the country is so big, so I hope go there several times, without being disappointed!
A professional dream.
I’m living a professional dream… Everything is ok !