His story is nice. He was sacked from his job and decided to buy a camera, a ticket to Burma and took some pictures. Once back home he posted them to Flickr.
Now, Eric Lafforgue is a very sought after photographer and probably a mentor, a motivation and most certainly a source of envy to many photographers around the world.
I find Eric's photography to be strong and colorful. His portraits are beautiful and let you imagine the subjects story and thoughts.