Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire’s accredited photographer, Éric Sander, has taken thousands of pictures of the gardens of the Estate and its International Garden Festival, highlighting their mystery and poetry.
With some thirty photobooks to his credit, Éric Sander devotes most of his time to works commissioned by publishers of books of photographs and by private individuals on their outstanding properties.
Among others, he collaborates with landscaper Louis Benech, architect and decorator Jacques Garcia, the Heritage Foundation, Pierres d’Histoire, Le Figaro Magazine, the Demeure Historique association, VMF, Architectural Digest...
With thirty years in the business, his countless press reports and the many photobooks he has published, Éric Sander is a seasoned photographer well used to working in unusual situations and remarkable places.
He began his career in 1977, as a photo editor at the GAMMA agency; 6 years later, he took himself off to Los Angeles to cover the American west, and stayed there to work as a photojournalist. He went on to spend 16 years in America, during which he made a speciality of the more out-of-the-ordinary aspects of California.
He became a correspondent for many of France’s top magazines (VSD, L’Express, Le Figaro Magazine, Grands Reportages and Point de Vue) as well as for the American press (Time Magazine, Newsweek, Business Week, Smithsonian and National Geographic World).