Posts Tagged ‘ Paris ’

NYC The Way Ludwig Farve Sees It.


Ludwig Favre, Born in France in 1976, in north of Paris. Ludwig Favre is a Photographer specializing in major cities and landscapes of America, raised in Paris, he has created visuals on a variety of media platforms from advertising campaigns to magazine editorials, books, gallerys over the world.  Ludwig Favre is without doubt a man with skills and a keen sensibility for aesthetics and composition.  Favre travels the world documenting its wonders in a way that elevates their look, creating an almost surreal, paint-like quality to the very landmarks we probably take for granted. From the front-facing wall of a building, to national parks, the designs of universities, pristine beaches and cityscapes around the world, click on any of Favre’s projects on his official online portfolio and you’ll be inspired by every shot, each representing a stunning scene of the world like you’ve probably not appreciated as much before.  Here’s his take on the one-and-only New York City.

Modern Day Mythological Statues.


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The ancient Greek sculptures of gods, leaders, heroes, and athletes of old, still resonate in our minds as being just a little larger than life (regardless of their actual size).  I’ve always wondered what a modern interpretation of those same ever-powerful images would look like, and this collection pretty much sums it up.  Featured below is a collaboration between southern California based advertising photographer Tim Tadder and Paris based digital artist Cristian Girotto. After seeing Cristian’s work with fashion skin retouching on behance, Tim reached out with a new concept for the talented artist’s technique. Quite simply Tim had the desire to recreate some of the most classic athlete statues from antiquity and with Cristian’s glass/porcelain skin type overlay he new the series would be strikingly unique.

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28 Pearls In A Dome.


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The highly original AquaSphere collection combines TechnoMarine’s technical watchmaking expertise with the talents of designer Federico Restrepo.  This luxurious watch features a stainless steel case with a dome-shaped mineral glass cover, placed like a bubble in the middle of the interchangeable silicone strap.  But the most original feature of this timepiece is found underneath the dome, above its mother-of-pearl dial, where 28 natural freshwater pearls float gracefully in a clear liquid.  The AquaSphere is available in several versions: without diamonds (€700), with 88 inlaid diamonds (€1,850), or with 176 inlaid diamants (€2,900). The watch is available in Colette, Paris.

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Xbox One Hotel To Open in Paris


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To mark the launch of its latest games console, Microsoft France will transform the Hôtel O in Paris into a space dedicated entirely to the Xbox One. The Xbox One Hotel will open to the public on November 22, the same day that Microsoft launches its new console. The Hôtel O, which belongs to the Elegancia hotel group and was originally designed by Ora Ito, has been entirely redecorated for the occasion. In this hotel known for its minimalist design and high-tech equipment, Microsoft offers guests an immersive experience in the world of Xbox gaming. Certain rooms have been decorated in the theme of popular Xbox games, such as Ryse or Forza Motorsport 5. Guests will have the chance to try out the new Xbox One, solo or online. Xbox fans will be able to test the console’s new features, such as voice commands, motion controls, VOD and music streaming. The hotel bar, which will be open to the general public, has created special cocktails inspired by Xbox games, such as the Abyssum-Ryse, with Guignolet kirsch and cumin liqueur, or the All in One, with vodka, Japanese green melon liqueur and natural cola.

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L’Oasis D’Aboukir Green Wall in Paris


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A five-story block in Paris has become the latest building to have a vertical garden installed. Made with over 7,500 plants, the “green wall” is 25-meters high and was designed by living wall inventor Patrick Blanc. The plant installation is called L’Oasis D’Aboukir (the Oasis of Aboukir) and includes plants from 237 different species, planted in diagonal waves. Planted in the sprint, the plants cover a previously raw concrete facade and add a much-needed splash of life to the surrounding area.

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The Pixels Crossing Sensory Tunnel By Miguel Chevalier


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Using LED technology ‘the pixels crossing’ by french designer miguel chevalier is a sensory artwork completed in collaboration with traffic and sound composer Michel Redolfi. Installed inside the temporary tunnel, connecting the Forum des Halles and the Place Carrée in Paris, the light piece features successive, multicolored graphical scenes that harmoniously follow to a musical rhythm. A cadenced wave pattern of sound palpitates from the walls with light diffracting within the alveolar polycarbonate panels. Spanning along the 40m tunnel, the 4m high sensory artwork enriches pedestrian’s experience as they walk along the transit route transforming a regular tunnel into a magical and contemporary passage.

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Hermès Basketball


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To celebrate the re-opening of their 12,000 sq ft Beverly Hills boutique, luxury French fashion label Hermés have created a blue basketball which, with a price tag of $12,900 USD, may spend more time on your mantlepiece than on the court. Only two of the bright blue calfskin balls have been created, but according to the brand’s American CEO Robert Chavez, they can “certainly be used for play – the leather is sturdy, and why not make such a unique item come to life on the court?” Made at the special orders atelier in Paris under the creative direction of Pierre-Alexis Dumas, the balls feature the same hand-stitched technique as the brand’s iconic Birkin bag and represent “the sky, the ocean and all the beautiful pools that are a way of life in L.A. and Southern California.”

Ricky Thomason


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Ricky Thomason is a young photographer living in Paris. And it’s in the city of fashion that Ricky got a lot more into fashion photography. Whether it’s men or women, his shots are quite stunning. His black and white portraits passes an emotion that is rarely found in fashion portfolios.

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Baitogogo by Henrique Oliveira


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Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s striking new installation “Baitogogo” has now opened at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The complex “network of organic materials” sees existing concrete and plaster pillars transform midway into contorted and intertwining organic material reminiscent of the Amazon rainforest. The piece is typical of Oliveira’s work, which often uses materials from the Brazilian urban landscape such as wood taken from fences surrounding and blocking access to construction sites. Through these materials, Oliveria aims to highlight the organic growth of São Paulo’s favelas as well as the “endemic and parasitic nature of these constructions.” Inspiration is also drawn from medical textbooks and studies of physical pathologies such as tumors.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week


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A new type of Fashion Week took place in Paris this year. It’s not models but cool Mercedes-Benz who got the chance to be wearing “Designers’ clothes” and to walk around the french capital. It’s along the Seine that 6 Mercedes CLA went on to be checked out by passers and joggers. Each one was customized by a designer or a design studio. From Constance Boutet to Annelise Michelson passing by Nicolas Theil or the studio No Editions, it’s 6 designers who reviewed the german car to make it cooler than ever.

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Byron Mollinedo


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In his shoots, Byron Mollinedo mixes beauty & fashion photography for a better rendering. The german borned photographer got into this art while he was studying in Paris.

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Dinner In The Sky 0ver Venice


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Guests at Hotel Cipriani on the isle of Giudecca in the Venetian Lagoon will be in for a truly celestial meal: 22 guests at a time will be invited up for a Dinner in the Sky — at a big table on a rotating platform raised 164 feet in the air over the hotel pool. Two chefs will take turns feeding the fearless guests. Up there in the air, the paying guests will be able to relish a whole gourmet meal or just appetizers, prepared alternately by Cipriani Hotel chef Renato Piccolotto or Cips restaurant’s Roberto Gatto.

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Those opting for the smaller meals will be served appetizers and pre-dinner libations. These half-hour dinners will be offered daily at 5:15, 6 and 6:45 PM. The three-course dinner with assorted wines,  one-hour meals will commence daily at 8 and 9:30 PM. Dinner in the Sky has already been served in several major cities, including Paris, London, Dubai, Las Vegas, Sydney, Monaco and Brussels.

Kian Eriksen – Dakar 2013


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The Dakar, 8000 kilometers through sands & roads between Peru, Chile & Argentina. Kian Eriksen, photographer and art director from South Africa, travelled over the ocean to see and capture the amazing shots offered by the Dakar race.

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Girard-Perregaux 1966 Chronograph Doctor’s Watch


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Girard-Perregaux is introducing a very limited edition version of its 1966 Chronograph meant to recall the doctor’s watches of the early twentieth century. Available exclusively from the Dubail boutique in Paris, it features a 40mm case, and automatic caliber movement, and face details like the bold orange/red circle, typeface, and pulsometer scale that set it apart from the company’s other 1966 chronographs.

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Sayfat – Lookbook Summer 2013


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Check out this new apparel brand called Sayfat. So whether it’s a FAT Burger, a cool hot dog or a nasty pizza, its whole mind spirit is axed around one thing : Food porn. All illustrations were made by DaGhotProd & it printed in Paris on a 100% indian eco-coton.

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Skin Deep


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Paris based photographer Julien Palast knows how to showcase the human body in a particular way. What’s interesting about this series is that despite basically shrink-wrapping and hiding the human forms, you actually become more aware of them. The contours and curves of the female and male figures are slickly highlighted by the well-selected material—a gradiented array of vibrantly tropical colors and just enough sheen in all the right places.

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Cerise Doucede – Egarements


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Cerise Doucede is a french photographer who studied between Aix-en-provence & Paris. Since 2010, she’s been working on many projects as an author-photographer, composing her own creations with a certain talent and a lot of imagination. Today we’re presenting her series Egarements, featuring situations where things got a little bit out of control. A quite fun & well directed project.

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The 10 most Instagrammed places of 2012


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Instagram, the photo-sharing app, has released a list of the most photographed places in the world via the app in 2012, with Suvarnabhumi Airport topping the chart.According to IG, over 100,000 photos were taken via Instagram at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, over the last year, making it a surprise winner.Interestingly another Bangkok landmark, the Siam Paragon shopping mall, took second place in Instagram’s most photographed places in 2012

Overall, locations in the US were popular among Instagram users, with American landmarks occupying seven of the top ten locations, including five in Southern California. Strangely enough, landmarks that have been a traditional favorite for photographers such as the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin or London’s Big Ben did not appear on the list, though Paris’s Eiffel Tower did make an appearance in eighth place — behind Dodger Stadium and LAX.

The top ten most photographed places in the world via Instagram in 2012 were:

01.    Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Bangkok, Thailand
02.    Siam Paragon (shopping mall) Bangkok, Thailand
03.    Disneyland Park Anaheim, California, USA
04.    Times Square New York City, New York, USA
05.    AT&T Park San Francisco, California, USA
06.    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California, USA
07.    Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA
08.    Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
09.    Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
10.    Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California, USA

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Metamorphosis


The Fondation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain in Paris is currently showing an exhibition devoted to the work of Moebius, as well as his other pseudonym Gir and real identity Jean Giraud. Devoted to his comics work, the display is… well. Rather impressive. It includes his notepads, paintings, unpublished pieces and an animated film. The theme of the exhibition is metamorphosis.

 

A Bridge in Paris


The competition brief, A Bridge in Paris, allows us to locate an architectural reflection within this same realm of contemporary urban enjoyment. It appears to us that Paris has enough bridges. Our intention is to invite its visitors and inhabitants to engage on a newer and more playful path across this same water. We propose an inflatable bridge equipped with giant trampolines, dedicated to the joyful release from gravity as one bounces above the river. Installed near the Bir-Hakeim Bridge, it is formed of inflatable modules, like giant life-preservers, 30 meters in diameter. In the central part of each ring, a trampoline mesh is stretched. The floating buoys, fabricated in PVC membrane, are attached together by cord to form a stable and self-supporting ensemble. Each module under tension – filled with 3700 cubic meters of air – develops in space with an arch-like form.

Fjaril Drawer By Jakob Jørgensen


Fjaril is a drawer. It expands rhythmically and during this movement changes itself from a simple box into a functional sculpture. Fjarill is sold as a limited edition at Galerie Maria Wettergren in Paris.

Vegetable Cocktails By Pierre Martinet


Each image in this collection shows vegetable cocktails fromPierre Martinet. The Pierre Martinet Smoothie campaign was created by BEING TBWA, an ad agency based in Paris, France. It features colorful goblets made out of the veggies each smoothie consists of. For instance, one is made out of an egg plant while another from a carrot. It was art directed by Jean-Pierre Roges.

This Picture Is Worth 1,000 Pictures


The  evolving genre is by a Paris-based photographer Jean-François Rauzier, who has spent the last decade building photos of unprecedented detail. His latest images, which you can see below, are around 10,000 times the resolution of a normal photograph. Even at 66 feet wide, around the size of two school buses, his images are incredibly crisp.

The Seven Hotel In Paris.


The Black Diamond Room, (above) is housed in the The Seven Hotel located in Paris, France.  The Seven is a luxury hotel contains 28 suits that are decorated in seven different ways – James Bond, Marie Antoinette, Alice, etc. These suits were created by four talanted designers: Vincent Bastie, Virginie Cauet, Sylvia Corrette and Paul-Bertrand Mathieu.

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Anamorphic Art.


Artist Felice Varini, born in  in 1952 in Locarno, Switzerland. (and currently lives in Paris) is a master of anamorphic installations.  He paints directly on indoor and outdoor spaces such as rooms, stairways, buildings, and more. His work requires that you view it at a specific angle, so that you can see geometric shapes.

The paintings are characterized by a single vantage point from which the viewer can see the complete painting (usually a simple geometric shape such as circle, square, line), while various ‘broken’ fragmented shapes are seen from various other view points. Varini contends that the work exists as a whole — the complete shape as well as the fragments. “My concern,” he says “is what happens outside the vantage point of view.”

And once again, the photos below are NOT digital edits, they are 100% real.