Born in 1971 in France, Laveder lives in Brittany, the beautiful western tip of the country. He specializes in starry skyscapes -- elegant landscapes under starry skies. He has received several awards for his work, which has appeared in international astronomy magazines and several NASA educational websites. He is also an astronomy journalist. Laveder specializes in innovations in landscape astrophotography and has created a unique collection of rising and setting Moon photographs that incorporate people in the foreground. He is currently working on 3D starscape images. In March 2008, a book of his photographs, "Le ciel vu de la Terre" ("The Sky as Seen from Earth"), has published in France.