Press Release
Project Slow Marquesas
October 2017


Magazine Articles

GEO France: Le rêve des Marquises

January 2018, This 28-page cover story photographed by Julien Girardot and written by me dives deep into cultural traditions and modern life in the Marquesas today.

Videos by Aline from the making of this reportage on GEO’s website
Photos by Julien from the reportage on GEO’s website

Le Monde du Multicoque: Slow Marquesas
April 2017, This special multihull edition of French Voile sailing magazine featured an article themed: ‘Adventure en Polynesia’ about fixing up Pizza the Edelcat to sail over 5000 miles in French Polynesia last year, from Raiatea island to the Marquesas.
‘The Time of Discovery’
Image ©


Destination Les Marquises
Animan December 2016, Switzerland, my writing translated into French. (the first page, below, is an image of me gazing out to sea from the jetty in the Bay of Virgins, Fatu Hiva)
Marquesas Destination: ‘To have 20 years on Fatu Hiva’ (inspired by the Marquesan Millennials photo essay) Image ©


Photo Essays

In collaboration with photographer Julien Girardot. I wrote the text, captions and designed these two photo essays, after spending two months on Fatu Hiva island in mid-2016:

Slow Craft with Mana in Fatu Hiva


Marquesan Millennials



Project Va’a Motu
I volunteered as captain for the first year, aboard this traditional-style outrigger sailing canoe, built with modern materials on Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotu archipelago, French Polynesia. Sharing sailing skills with local Paomotu people, we learned a lot from each other.

I was the photo assistant to Julien Girardot Photography for two years, 2015-2017 in French Polynesia, here are a couple of his recent magazine double spreader photographs that I assisted with:
Images ©

Voiles & Voiliers (France) September 2016:

GEO (France) January 2017:

Yacht, a sailing magazine in Germany, I am pictured swimming next to a sailboat anchored in the Bay of Virgins, Fatu Hiva island, Marquesas:

La Depeche de Tahiti
26 double-page articles published about Project Slow Marquesas from December 2016 to June 2017, here is one example, a story featuring spearfishing on Ua Pou island. ©


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