I just came back from a week in Britany, France, where the sheer beauty of its landscapes gave me the idea to make a series of minimalistic postcard-like pictures with white frames. Here is one of them. I will be publishing more soon under “Latest”
8 months ago I was commissioned to document this Rooftop Extension by Swiss Architects JUCKER ARCHITECTURES in Geneva. You can see part of the project on my wesite under “Athennée” and “Athenée II” (From the inside). We were waiting for the summer in order to have some green leaves to complete the commission with some exterior /fassade pictures. I just finished this last part some days ago. I love the way modern and tradition melt together. What do you think>?
This weekend I had the oportunity to discover the almost completed CEVA works, a light rail proyect in Geneva, Switzerland, whose exterior was commissiones to the great French architect Jean Nouvel. I braved the extremely hot weather and tried to find the most interesting angles. I was also lucky with my improvised subjets just matching the colours :)
Every year , the time of a week-end, the city transforms itself through music and the arts. More convinced than ever that Art is the only thing that could save the world. In the picture, Swiss dancer Thomas Queyrens captivated the public with his feline movements.
Last night… Fête de la Musique…. what a delight for the soul listening to this fabulous OSR orchestra and being able to catch moments of beauty with my camera… total bliss
In the picture, Japanese (?) violinist from the Swiss Romande Orchestra (OSR), before the concert.
It was fun shooting the place I rent out and being my own model :)
Theater at The Park…Marivaud beautifully played, Geneva, Switzerland
Wild improvised dance photo shooting in the Imperial Park. Young dancer, Non Tachibana, who I had photographed at the Prix de Lausanne in 2018 happened to be in Kyoto when I was there. We had a great time jumping around the park.
No country keeps traditions with such pride and elegance as Japan and yet no society is as obsessed with technology as theirs. Here a quiet moment of togetherness during the Golden Week, in Kyoto.
Visiting Japanese gardens is a highly spiritual experience, a moment of total calm and relaxation. The sounds of running water and singing birds, the scent of flowers, the aparently wild, but perfectly studied composition, all invites to forget about anything but the present moment. What can be more important than the contemplation of a water lilly or a tree? A Japanese woman taught me that “every day is a good day”, food for thought while scrolling in Kyoto gardens.
When the best thing in a flat is outside of it :) Project for a real estate rental portal in Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland
Impressive rehearsal of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre today. A delight to be able to capture the beauty of the moment, magic lightening, magnificent bodies and great choreography. A challenge that doesn’t look like a challenge.
Le rouge et le noir, wonderful pashminas I photographed today for a catalogue, Geneva, Switzerland
For the second time in a row taking the challenge at the Prix de Lausanne dance competition. The magic of young talent, speed, passion. Seizing the moment and the ephemeral beauty. See more images of the project here
Last shooting of the year: On my way back from France after celebrating Christmas I had a first try at this impressive construction by Frank Gehry. I will add it to my to do list of photography.
The building: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and located in Bilbao, Spain.. It was inaugurated in 1997. Built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea, it is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists.
Mini shooting at the Gmurzynska Gallery in Zurich, designed by Zaha Hadid short before her death in 2016. It is always exciting to walk in Hadid’s spaces. The Gallery exhibits amazing works by contemporary artists. Definately worth a visit if you are in Zurich.
Strolling on the shores of the Rhone River near Geneva, after a day of hardwork I discovered this very sexy bridge reflecting the waters of this powerful river.
On October 25th and 26th I had the chance to work in Astana, Kazakhstan and discover this new capital crazy about extreme architecture and new technologies. Most of the city has still a soviet times atmosphere while the rest is trying to compite with new megacities. In a way it reminded me of Dubai but with a Russian touch.