Manoir des Granges,
56330 Bieuzy Lanvaux,
Tel:+33 (0) 2 97 56 07 23
Fax:+33 (0) 2 97 56 07 26
In the 21 years since Christel and Nigel
Dowden created their picture library, Christel clear
Marine Photography has become a major source of images
for international publishers, advertisers, designers and
agencies who seek the very best in marine photography.
Christel has photographed many of
the major yachting events around the world from big boats
to dinghies and the library represents all aspects of
leisure watersports and of people - just generally -
messing about in boats. Nigel is a freelance writer
supplying articles to publishers around the world on the
subject of sailing - backed up by images from the library.
Sailing is perceived as an important 'green' sport as
well as a healthy, team building activity and the
pictures within the library do much to illustrate these
Apart from sailing, the library is also able to supply a
wide range of water related subjects including coastal
scenes, seascapes, ports and harbours, commercial
After covering sailing events
throughout the world, the library has a small but
interesting travel section.
The latest section on Angling has
grown following the publication of Nigel's' book on the
history of fishing tackle.
The collection now consists of more than 70.000 images on
both 35mm and 645 formats.
Originally based close to Britain's premier sailing
grounds at Hamble, the library is now located a short
distance from the spectacular coast of southern Brittany
and the French sailing Mecca of La Trinite sur Mer.
Welcome to the 'Christel clear' Website.
Nigel Dowden is a member of the Yachting
Christel Dowden is a Master Photographer.