About Corsica

Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to France. It is located west of the Italian Peninsula, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. Mountains make up two-thirds of the island, forming a single chain.

Corsica is one of the 27 régions of France, although it is designated as a territorial collectivity (collectivité territoriale) by law. As a territorial collectivity, Corsica enjoys some greater powers than other French régions but is referred to as a région in common speech and is almost always listed among them. Although the island is separated from the continental mainland by the Ligurian Sea and is closer to the Italian mainland than to the French mainland, politically Corsica is part of Metropolitan France.

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Guest Photographer feature:
“Discover Corsica through Mark Anderson's Eyes.”

"Often what makes you different is in things that customers do not see. So why do it ? I still ask myself everyday."


Aaron  SpenceMark was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968. After travelling and working with handicapped children in Israel, he arrived in Corsica with a one-way ticket when he was 20 years old. He immediately fell in love with the island and has lived there ever since. For him, it was simply a move from one island to another, this one with more sun but less Pubs. His first experience with photography was as a child endeavouring to make an old Brownie camera work with kitchen tin-foil as film. Years later, dreaming of wildlife photography, his first wages went towards a Nikon FG.

Interested in panoramic photography since the late 90’s, it was not until a change in career became possible in 2006 that Mark decided to create his own business. At that time, flash panoramas became possible and with it, the vast majority of internet users could take a virtual tour without installing dedicated plugins. He approached his first client, a Corsican luxury hotel. They accepted and the business began. Learning the technique was not easy at first and often frustrating. Mark says acquiring a satisfactory quality and efficient workflow were difficult, but thanks to panographic forum members such as Hans Nyberg, John Houghton, to mention only a few, whom helped by sharing their knowledge.

The vast majority of Mark’s customers are in the tourist industry, hotels, residences and villas. When he can, he goes and shoots 360’s of the villages in Corsica, a lucky number you may say as there are precisely 360 villages in the island of Corsica. Go Mark, there’s still some more of those 360 villages to shoot.

» More about Mark can be found at: 360corsica.com

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