Strangers in the Dark XXIV

Strangers in the Dark XXIV. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2017.

Strangers in the Dark XXIV. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2017.

Strangers in the Dark XXIV. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2017. Part of the “Strangers in the Dark” projectGet a print!

This photo is definitely one of my favourites of 2017. The symmetry of that place is just incredible. The dark hole in the middle of the frame, the not yet lighted street, seems to suck all the light, and the main character of this photo, into its emptiness. Black hole vs bright lines, the fight of the contrasts is still raging out there! The graphic component of this photo is just incredible, typically what I’m expecting to find from a new building.

I must say it’s a photo I didn’t plan at all. I was just out testing my just received Sigma 50mm ƒ/1.4 Art lens when I came by this new “The Office” building. Being a brand new architecture I was expecting to find something interesting, one can say I got served, right? Keep in touch, part of the site is still in the works for a few weeks, I plan to go back there and get a few awesome shots!

By the way, the Sigma 50mm ƒ/1.4 Art is a great piece of glass, a review may come soon!

Strangers in the Dark project

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More about this photo

For me, it’s important to share as much info as possible about the photos I take. Therefore, here are the EXIFs for this photo:

  • Camera: Canon 6D
  • Lens: Sigma 50mm ƒ/1.4 Art
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Focale: 50mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • ISO: 400
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2017, all rights reserved

2nd place at the 2017 National Awards of the Sony World Photography Awards!

Surprise! Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016.

Surprise! Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016. Get a print.

It’s another outstanding day for me! Surprise! has won the 2nd place at the 2017 National Awards of the Sony World Photography Awards! The Sony World Photography Awards is the biggest photography competition in the world and The National Awards is a global program to find the best single photographs taken by local photographers in 66 countries.

It’s such an incredible feeling to have my work recognise in such a way. After being published in 2 books, WeStreet 2016 and the Street Photographer Book vol.2, I am so glad that this photo has been selected amongst 227,596 other amazing photos. My only regret is that I won’t be able to go to London for the Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition at the prestigious Somerset House, London, 21st April – 7th May, 2017, where all the winners’ photos, including Surprise!, will be displayed.

I just want to say thank you to the jury for giving me such an honour, and congrats to all the participants, and to all the winners! I know a few of them, both in real life and virtually, they are all great photographers that deserve to be here. And I’m glad to be next to them 🙂

The full selection of photos can be seen here. More info about the Sony World Photography Awards there.

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An unexpected duo

An unexpected duo. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2017.

An unexpected duo. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2017.

Continuing my love for tunnels and corridors with this new photo from an underground passage in Manastur, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This time, it was a raining evening, which means that the people preferred to go under the road in this creepy looking corridor rather than facing the rain outside. Good for me!

I spent some time experimenting with backlighting and the dutch angle. I’ve also had an interesting “chat” with two drunk people 😀 It was indeed an interesting evening. And then, a weird duo formed by lookalikes of Annie Lennox and Jean-Michel Jarre appears in front of me at the other side of the corridor. Pretty outstanding in my book 😀 Hopefully my framing was already tested on previously passing people, I just waited for their shadows to be at the right spot, and voilà!

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More about this photo

For me, it’s important to share as much info as possible about the photos I take. Therefore, here are the EXIFs for this photo:

  • Camera: Canon 6D
  • Lens: Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Focale: 50mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • ISO: 1600
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2017, all rights reserved

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