Found this

Found this architectural gem.  

I will have to find sometime to make some serious photographs of this cute sharp handrail.  

 

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POOL Studio for Signé Extrait


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HI FOLKS 

 

Just a quick post about the last commissioned photographic work I did for POOL Studio, a french architecture firm based in Paris.

 

Here are some photographs of the new place they designed in Lyon for Signé Extrait, a colorful Memphis inspired coffee shop where you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee together with some delicious french pastries.
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Apart from the enjoyable foodie side of this job, I was truly delighted to work on this project as it was a real pleasure to emphasize all the shapes, color and textures of the design.
FROM A TECHNICAL STANDPOINT, to get you through my workflow, this shooting has been done using my Sony A7R with a Canon 24/70mm f2.8 L II and, to obtain the final result here are a few steps to explain how I work and how I get the results you can see.
First thing first, the lighting. As for every type of room/place, it's important to anticipate during the shooting every type of light temperature to prevent mixed colored lights (natural light, light fixtures, bounced lights on colored surfaces etc.) and the right exposure for each one. This particular place gets natural light only through the store front, additional lighting compensate in the back to keep all the coffee well lit.
Each image of the shooting is a combination of 3 or 4 pictures (one for natural light, one for the light fixture on the ceiling, one for the light fixture on the wall etc.). 
They are then combined manually in Photoshop in order to only keep the wanted part from each image.
After combining the shots, every part of the image is then processed to get the right color and the right lighting. I process every part of the picture individually (table, counter, walls, chairs etc.) with different layers adjustments for each one.
At the very end of the processing, I put the final touch to the images with classical adjustments like curves, perspective, saturation/hues etc.
The retouching is an essential and a time consuming part of the photographer's job to obtain a nice, well balanced result as I spend around 1h/1h30 retouching time on each image (I am not a professional retoucher so I guess this time could be improved!).
In a next post, I will explain my retouching workflow more in depth with detailed images of every step to share with you the techniques I use.
You can now check out all the pictures on my Website, on Behance or on Divisare.
Aurelien 

ATLAS OF PLACES


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Back from holidays, today I simply want to give some love to one of my favorite architecture blog. I won’t describe it better than they do so lets make a pomme+C pomme+V quote :

ATLAS OF PLACES is a non-profit educational journal of architecture, photography, cartography, print and academics. We share essays, criticism, photography, maps, design, narrative journalism, as well as academic projects and university publications that deserve a wide audience.”

The blog is run by Thomas Paturet and Muriz Djurdjevic, both Switzerland based architects, and it covers a wide range of architecture (as a generic word) related subjects.

What I like about this particular blog are the subjects they chose to write about — that you will not find anywhere else, the angle to approach them and the choice of a visually oriented narration.

From each post, you will sense the attention to details they give by, for example, editing satellites views to match together in color and with other visuals. 

Educative and interesting subjects perfectly illustrated, you can’t do better.

I remind you the address : http://www.atlasofplaces.com/

And you can also give them a follow on IG and FB.

Enjoy !

Aurelien

SKATEBOARD IMAGES


This is my first post about photography, and because I am a photographer lets talk about skateboarding.

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In a few words, my skateboard culture comes down to :

I love watching skateboarders doing skateboarder things. I also like how the street furnitures (street furniture ❤) is always the first lead in skateboarding videos and how it is used and distorted.

I found this video made by normcore brand New Balance… not Vans, sorry. But the link is from Thrasher mag so I guess it’s pretty legit .

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I could have posted another more interesting video, skateboardingally speaking , but I am here to talk about photographic stuff and there are some interesting parts regarding composition, lights and colors (yeah I know about the B&W screenshots) and street furniture on this one.

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And there are also nice faces on cars at 1"23…

I won’t screenshots all the good parts so please watch the video to see what I mean :

See ya folks !

Aurélien

PS : Please send me links to your fav videos if you have some interesting ones, photographically speaking !

Intentionally edited screenshots, because why not making edits of screenshots?