Paris, seen from the inside For the past several years, I have been photographing Parisian interiors for home owners and rental agencies. Using ambient light and tripod, working with long exposures and a low ISO, I render these spaces without artifice. I am beginning to amass quite a collection of images showing the Parisian lifestyle at it’s most intimate: “chez soi” (seen from the inside). The above chapter on Residential Interiors from my Architecture Portfolio includes some of this work.
Open house event photo shoot at DLP Paris DLP Paris, a production/animation company in Paris, asked me to photograph their open house cocktail party. They could not decide between a standard photo shoot and formal studio portraits of their clients to be offered as gifts, so they chose both. I set up a Mad Men-style studio on site, using office furniture as a backdrop; a couple of stylish leather and chrome armchairs and a decorative Fresnel-ish lamp. While encouraging guests to step into the ‘boudoir’ for a studio shoot, I worked the event with an on-camera flash (Mark III for the reportage and Hasselblad digital back for the studio portraits). The art director was very pleased with the results! www.dlpparis.com
Photographing the work of artist and sculptor Raâk A chance encounter with Raâk during her successful exhibition of sculptures at Studio Galerie B&B led to a series of photographs of the remaining pieces in her collection. Raâk works with different types of media, including terra cotta, wood and stone. Working in a controlled studio environment, we selected a black background to bring out the terra cotta clay and ochre pigments that she adds when firing them. Having gotten close to her work while photographing it, I can attest to the spiritual and spontaneous quality that it exudes and which so many admirers find enticing. www.raak.fr