His favourite picture is one he captured during a night descend into the heart of Gunung Ijen, the image looks like something out of a science fiction movie.
“I had a cheap gas-mask on and was following the sulphur carriers down. Despite the mask, the air was acid and un-breathable. Your eyes get burned by the fumes, which makes the whole experience rather difficult, especially at night.
“But in the end, the spectacle of the blue lava, dancing in the acid fog, is simply incredible! This phenomenon is unique in the world, and can only be observed on the slopes of the Gunung Ijen. I succeeded in taking a few photos on a tripod; they didn't turn out as good as I might have wanted, but every time I see them, I remember that unique experience, my descent into the entrails of the earth.”
Even when visiting places that are difficult to manoeuvre, the most important factor is for Joffray to be able to take is time – both with taking the photo and soaking in the spirit of the place. Coupled with his Nikon D610 & AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED his simple technique goes a long way to aiding him with stunning visuals.
“The world is a vast and diverse place. I would say that everything, or nearly so, deserves to be captured. I work mostly on instinct, then it is mostly what captures my attention, what calls out or speaks to me”.