Franck Mée
129 bou­le­vard Thiers
16000 Angoulême

E‑mail : franck at
Phone : (+33) 632 27 79 32
Born on Novem­ber 27th, 1980
CIJP n°112319 from 2008 to 2016

Current occupations

  • since July 2016: trans­la­tor for Eyrolles publi­sher. French ver­sions for: 
    • 52 Assi­gn­ments: Tra­vel Pho­to­gra­phy by Anto­ny Zacha­rias (2021)
    • The Heart of the Pho­to­graph by David duChe­min (2020)
    • Get the Pho­tos the Others Can’t by Michael Free­man (2020)
    • This is How You Make a Movie by Tim Grier­son (2020)
    • 52 Assi­gn­ments: Ins­ta­gram by Adam Juni­per (2020)
    • How I Make Pho­to­graphs by Joel Meye­ro­witz (2019)
    • Within the Frame, 10th Anni­ver­sa­ry Edi­tion by David duChe­min (2019)
    • 52 Assi­gn­ments: Expe­ri­men­tal Pho­to­gra­phy by Chris Gat­cum (2019)
    • 52 Assi­gn­ments: Street Pho­to­gra­phy by Brian Lloyd Duckett (2019)
    • The Advan­ced Pho­to­gra­phy Guide by David Tay­lor (2019)
    • Retro Came­ras by John Wade (2018)
    • The Soul of the Came­ra by David DuChe­min (2018)
    • In Came­ra by Gor­don Laing (2017)
    • Black & White Pho­to­gra­phy by Michael Free­man (2017)
    • Archi­tec­tu­ral Pho­to­gra­phy by Adrian Schulz (2016)
  • since March 2019: free­lance trans­la­tor for Le Monde
  • since July 2016: free­lance writer 
    • Chas­seur d’I­mages, month­ly maga­zine about photography
    • Drone Mul­ti­ro­tor, bimes­trial maga­zine about drones
  • since May 2016: free­lance trans­la­tor, wri­ter and ana­lyst for pho­to­gra­phy industry

Volunteer work

  • since 2014: proo­frea­der, trans­la­tor and wri­ter, CFPA News (Cali­for­nian aerial fire­figh­ting newsletter)
  • since 2007: wri­ter, Aéro­bi­blio­thèque (French aero­nau­tics books reviews)

Previous works

  • Decem­ber 2016: one-shot article in Info-Pilote (offi­cial month­ly publi­ca­tion for the French Aero­nau­tics Fede­ra­tion), rela­ting the “Bal­tic Tour” my aero-club organized
  • Octo­ber 2016: co-wri­ter for Drôles de zings by French plane cari­ca­tu­rist Jean Barbaud
  • ear­ly 2016: 2 month stand-in for a lea­ving jour­na­list, Les Numé­riques, connec­ted house department
    LED ligh­ting and blue­tooth bea­cons reviews, news sto­ries, tech­ni­cal papers
  • 2013–2015: head of came­ra reviews, Le monde de la pho­to (French month­ly maga­zine and web­site about pho­to­gra­phy) and Work­flow (quar­ter­ly maga­zine about mana­ging, edi­ting, prin­ting and publi­shing pho­tos and videos)
    came­ra tests and reviews plan­ning and wri­ting, news sto­ries, tech­ni­cal papers and tutorials
  • 2007–2012: jour­na­list, Les Numé­riques / Digi­tal Ver­sus (French-based web­site tes­ting came­ras, smart­phones, TV, com­pu­ter acces­so­ries, etc., 200 000+ rea­ders a day in France) 
    • 2010–2012: head of camera&photo department
      came­ra tests and reviews plan­ning, mana­ging wri­ter, mul­tiple wri­ting for web and prin­ted publi­ca­tion (in French “Image magazine”)
    • 2008–2010: photo&news wri­ter
      wri­ting news about pro­ducts, tech­no­lo­gies and mar­ket, came­ras reviews (both in lab and gene­ral use), how-to and tech­ni­cal explanations
    • 2007–2008: news wri­ter, reviews re-writer
      wri­ting IT news, re-wri­ting and adap­ting reviews for prin­ted publi­ca­tion in French “Micro Actuel” magazine
  • 2003–2006: edu­ca­tio­nal and dor­mi­to­ry super­vi­sor in junior and senior high schools

Working knowledge

  • Win­dows, GNU/Linux and Android ope­ra­ting sys­tems, web/FTP, Google tools, After­Shot Pro, Gimp, office tools…
  • pro­gram­ming lan­guages basics (HTML, JavaS­cript, PHP, SQL, C, Perl)
  • lan­guages : native French, wor­king English, basic Ita­lian and Japa­nese (can write in French or English)
  • English-French trans­la­tion

Educational background

  • 2006 : English-Japa­nese forei­gn lan­guages 3rd-year degree, Gre­noble 3 university
  • 2001 : com­pu­ter science 3rd-year degree, Gre­noble 1 uni­ver­si­ty, with distinction
    trai­ning per­iod in hete­ro­ge­neous sys­tem images management
  • 2000 : com­pu­ter science DUT (tech­ni­cal degree), Gre­noble 2 university
    trai­ning per­iod in concei­ving and pro­gram­ming a socie­ty’s website


  • pho­to, espe­cial­ly car ral­lying and air shows
  • cine­ma enthu­siast and occa­sio­nal reviewer
  • sports : clim­bing, swim­ming, moun­tain biking, horse riding, running
  • dri­ver’s license and pri­vate pilot’s licence (Airplane/SEP)