Raphaelle left France for NYC when she was 19 years old. She started working as a film electrician and gaffer in the NY indie film scene with such directors as Todd Solondz, Vincent Gallo or Kevin Smith. That experience was an amazing way to master the art of lighting while she perfected her craft at the New School for Social Research and the Maine International Film and Video Workshop. Having travelled extensively through out the world, Raphaëlle is now based in Paris. She masters every format from 35mm Cinemascope to the latest HD digital cameras.