Galerie Auguste Rondel 2
World's most beautiful interiors
Architecture through the Ages
The timeless images of Thibaud Poirier, devoid of all human presence, reveal the beauty of prestigious locations. With his camera, he immortalises the finest rooms in the world and gives the viewer a sense of immersion.
“I chose libraries and churches because I wanted to explore a range of ages and show how a space with a similar function could be interpreted so differently geographically and over the centuries.”
One sentence to describe your camera?
My camera represents a fascinating tool for seeing the world in a different way, far from the everyday routine. I can create a world full of miracles, a world full of beauty, and, in a more technical way, I can create what painters are capable of doing with their brushes and palette.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration is stimulated by paintings, photographs, and films, and of course, by music.
Why represent deserted landscapes?
In my imagination, opera houses, book stores, or classic monuments emptied of human presence show what we admire these days about this architecture with greater intensity.
French photographers Ludwig Favre
and Thibaud Poirier carry out a truly urban exploration to depict a surralist and timeless portrait of the world’s most beautiful religious monuments. These places are known for being spaces of purity, holiness, and gathering in an atmosphere of permanence or timelessness.
The photographers’ sensitivity for the aesthetic beautifies the function of these interiors in our daily life. The two photographers invite us on a voyage full of dreams, architecture, and history.
“This series of photos – Vertical Churches – uses a technique that I invented. No one else in the business shoots in this way. I’ve become a master of the art of showcasing churches and cathedrals to bring out all of the inner beauty of these buildings.”
Busy with our daily routine, we forget the beauty of the facades and buildings such as train stations or theatres. During an urban exploration, we are attentive to the architecture of churches, old buildings, or libraries, but it is very rare to have the opportunity to photograph them empty of all human presence.
Franck Bohbot is a well-known french photographer who has travelled the world looking for new urban. charms. He offers us a new vision of our surroundings (which we too often forget to truly see).
Urbex (urban exploration) photography consists of photographing man-made places which have been forgotten, abandoned, and often dilapidated by time. Many questions spring to mind when we look at these photographs. What happened? How long ago was this place abandoned? Who owned this place? So many questions remain unanswered.
Our imagination thus becomes our best friend in order to discover each detail of these places rife with history. Among the explorers of these abandoned places, Aurelien Villette comes out head of the pack with his richly colourful architectural photographs. He is interested in the description and the aestheticization of abandoned places. Light play, aging materials, architectural perspectives and structures are all highlighted and glorified.