Mathieu Le Lay is a French cinematographer, based in Annecy, France. His passion for cinema and nature led him to study at IFFCAM, the French wildlife film school. He then graduated in wildlife conservation at Salford University in the UK and since 2008 he's been expressing his fascination for the relationship between man and the wild nature by filming documentaries, for which he has won 18 awards so far.
Le Lay's documentaries testify of his passion for nature and mysterious atmospheres surrounding. He connects the vast big world of wildlife with humans, by creating a contrast between the big force of nature and the smaller but very persistent, presence of humans. He seeks out ruthless, but beautiful circumstances and places to film his videos to show the great might of Mother Nature and still point to her precious gifts to the mankind, freedom being the most important of them all.
Film with natural sounds and music give another emotional dimension and this very emotion is what I want to share.