There came a moment when as a photographer I had to face the challenge of Africa ‘s immensity. I went in through the large door: Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana… But soon my interest became focused on the countries along the Sahel. My most ambitious project is to document life along this strip that stretches from the Atlantic to the Red Sea: Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Tchad… reaching Eritrea and Djibouti. I feel fascinated by the desert, the nomads, the nobility of solitary people. It is a huge project which I may never end.