To me, photography is a philosophy in practice rather than in words
(so I’ll keep this short).

Photography is a way of responding to the world as it is (not fabricating it),
while at the same time engaging with the world (choosing what to see, what to show).
There is presence, acceptance and engagement; my camera is the tool that helps me be present,
accept things as they are, and engage with them.

I’m a flâneur guided by intuition and an insatiable curiosity. My work combines a documentary perspective with a sense of astonishment and the occasional touch of gentle irony.

Escondida is the name of the island in Hugo Pratt‘s Ballad of the Salty Sea – a never-ending source of inspiration. This name evokes the notions of adventures and a quest for a treasure.

A French-speaking Belgian based in London, I’m a human rights lawyer who focuses on freedom of expression and media law and regulation, currently working with ARTICLE 19. But that’s not what this website is about.

Contact me at pf [[at]] escondida [[dot]] net

© Pierre François Docquir - get in touch if you'd like to use my images.