About me Linley J Bignoux

d300 Mauritius 2 007

Jean-Yves Bignoux /Underwater Photographer /Oceanic Research /Scuba Instructor

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Hello and thanks for visiting my profile ,my name is Linley Bignoux.I am an Australian originally from Melbourne  but with Mauritian parents,.I was born in Blantyre ,on the 21/11/1975 .

Basically i shoot underwater, landscape, street and reportage nearly 99.9 percent of the time .My fulltime profession is  being an English Tutor TEFL(Teaching English as a Foreign Language) .

I am interested in Photojournalism and the photographic genres of Reportage and Street Photography when i am not photographing underwater or capturing landsacpes . Essentially my photographs are in 3 distinct areas,Photojournalism,Landscapes and Underwater .

I used to work for the Nation Media Group as a Correspondent Journalist and Photographer/Photjournalist reporting on stories in Mauritius which covered environmental ,business and current affairs .I also photographed for the former Mauritius Dive Magazine -Dive Mauritius)as a Underwater Photographer.

I have also  photographed  for varoius non governmental organizations and charities  and freelanced for several news agencies from 2010 to 2014 as a Photorapher and Journalist.

To date i have written  just over 165 articles as a Journalist and taken countless images as a Photojournalist covering environmenntal ,social issues and the human story of everyday life .

However,the bulk of my career was in the Distribution and Logistics  industry for 18 years in Inventory Management in which i worked for two multinnational firms in Melbourne Australia.

But photography is my passion and soul ,a way in which i can record without words.

Camera’s:  Canon EOS 7D Mark 1 ,Nikon D300 Nikon D7000 ,Ikelite underwater housing.Ikelite DS160 Twin flashes/strobes.Pentax K-x ,Pentax MX 35mm Film and Nikon L24 Compact

My Lenses: Nikon 18-55mm DX ED G MARK 2 3.5-5.6,Nikon AI-S 28mm 3.5 MF Prime ,AF Nikon FX 75-300mm 4.5-5.6,AF Nikon 28-80mm 3.5-5.6 D ,Sigma Aspherical 28-80mm D Macro,Nikon AF 1.8 D Prime,35mm Yongnuo 1.8 Prime,90mm Tamron SP 2.8 Macro Prime,Tokina 70-210mm ATX f4,Sigma 10-20mm EX DC HSM 3.5,Cosina 135mm  MC 3.5,Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6  SMC DA.

Cheers …Linley J Bignoux

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