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As a travel photographer, my photo studio starts just outside my front door and the only kit I need is a camera and my passion for new horizons.

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Michel Piccaya

Founder / Webmaster / Photographer and travel advisor.

As a freelance travel photographer, Michel Piccaya has been on the road worldwide for more than 20 years, exploring the most incredible itineraries. He’s currently based in Brussels however never stays at home for a long time!

“As a travel photographer, my photo studio starts just outside my front door and the only kit I need is a camera and my passion for new horizons. Actually, the only boundary I have is an obligation to record the world with honesty and lucidity, whatever the subject or the location. More than just exotic locations and wild adventures, travel photography is about seeing our surroundings with fresh eyes and childlike enthusiasm.” M. Piccaya.

You can find here great info to prepare your journey and destination: how to get there, maps, activities and where to eat and sleep.

Michel Piccaya was born in Brussels, Belgium on December 30, 1970. He is a renowned world travel photographer and founder of numerous travel photography websites. He photographed and traveled in more than 70 countries, showing us the great contrasts and similarities in the world’s local communities, architecture, ways of life and culture, natural habitats and global economies of scale.

Educated in Design and Architecture at Saint-Luc Art School in Brussels, he worked mainly as a graphic designer / art director for the past 20 years and has produced an impressive collection of print, digital photography, graphic design images and multi-media web projects used in global ad campaigns.

Founder of one of the first multimedia agencies in Brussels – Piccaya sprl, in 1997, his images, playing with colorful concepts and strong designs were distributed across Belgium as well as England. Today, he has created a fabulous collection of photographic works with more than 10,000 images. Much of his collection can be found on fotostock.fr. He was inspired by his first Apple Computer that he played with when he was 17 years old.


Fotostock.fr offers online thousands of Royalty Free stock photos covering famous travel destinations, landmarks, landscapes and world cultures (e-Shop).



Piccaya sprl was founded in 1997 in Brussels to take on the challenge of delivering highly competitive Internet solutions based on the latest technologies featuring intuitive and user friendly graphic interfaces with a creative visual approach.


How to win your perfect job?

SWISS was inviting an adventurous spirit with plenty of drive to travel the globe on its behalf for 6 months and share his memorable experiences with a worldwide audience.

This is my video presentation I submitted for the call for the job of year. Out of 1440 candidates, 10 were taken for the finals rounds, I got selected and went to Switzerland at SWISS main office to attend the 8 hours interview based on video and live assessments.

Unfortunately I did not passed the second round, although it was a tough and hard day, it was a great pleasure to meet all the other candidates as well as the marketing team at SWISS.

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