Tunisia. Sidi Bou Said,
spring 1955 he travelled around Sardinia on a motorcycle, while a few
weeks later he made his first journey to Andalusia, where he was to
return a year later.
In spring 1959 he left for his first journey to Brazil, where he
stayed for 9 months, returning several times between 1960 and 1962.
In the winter of 1959 he was working in Belgium; here he met the
photographer Lou Embo and they were married a few months later.
Bruges, one of his most intense books,
appeared in 1963 published by Arcade.
Between 1962 and 1964 he visited Portugal several times to take
photographs: Nazarè, a fishing village near Lisbon; Algarve, in the
south; Madeira. He began collaboration with Atlantis Verlag, with whom
he was to realise innumerable books in the 1970s.
He travelled untiringly, to Persia in 1964, to Turkey in 1965, to
Mexico in 1966, to Lebanon in 1967, to Spain in 1969, to Ireland in
1970, to Louisiana and Tunisia in 1971.
Between 1972 and 1974 he discovered equatorial Africa, with a series
of trips to the Ivory Coast, where among other things he carried out a
famous photographic reportage in a Senufo village; to Zaire, where he
photographed the ritual dances of the Watussi and the pigmies of Mount
Hoyo; and to Niger, at Agades, the gateway to the desert. His
famous photographic books originated from these journeys: to date the
most important number more than sixty.