Patrick Hanez (France)

Computer scientist at first, I have developed my interest for photography for more than 30 years. Since then, I became Art Director in an international firm based in French Riviera, also correspondent and staffer in a magazine for Italians in France. Whether Urbex, the chiaroscuro, the portrait, or the culinary, I’m interested in all styles of photography by exploring the world in color as well as in black and white. Therefore, I’ve found my true self and inspiration at classic boat regattas around French Riviera and the Var. My adventures on the sea flourish my work. With my face whipped by the spray of water, I have an intense desire to create. I would share with you a quote of Olivier de Kersauson to allow us to dream together: “The sailing ships discovered the world, and they carry many legends in their wake…”


I use a X-T2 and a X-T1, which will be soon replaced by a second X-T2. The lenses I use the most are : XF23mmF1.4, XF56mmF1.2, XF10-24mF4, XF16-55mmF2.8, XF50-140mmF2.8 and XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6. The X Series range has a very professional rendering, even in photography and 4K video, with thinness and an unprecedented working facility. The feeling with the camera body is very pleasant and this equipment quickly seduced me.


  • X-T2
  • X-T1
  • XF23mmF1.4 R
  • XF56mmF1.2 R
  • XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
  • XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
  • XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR
  • XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR