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Wandering a few minutes in the Marasti neighbourhood in Cluj-Napoca during a foggy winter evening. I wanted to surprise some friends by visiting them unannounced but, due to the fog, my plane was rerouted to Sibiu. I just could get a few minutes of free time in Cluj to grab a few shots, and that was it. Luckily for me, the fog at night always makes a great mood, so that evening was not totally lost…

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019

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The girl and the Lighthouse. Presqu'île de Guérande, France, 2019.

The girl and the lighthouse. Presqu’île de Guérande, France, 2019. Get a print!

I’ve spent the last week-end on the Guérande peninsula in the south of Brittany, France. I’m not really the landscape type, but it’s a good thing to do different or new stuff, even more when it can bring some money 😀

My target was this lighthouse in Le Croisic, with the scope of going for a long exposure shot to get those silky water and moving sky effects. But she (and then her boyfriend) passed by me and my tripod mounted camera, and sat just there. Well, if you want to be in my frame, I’ll go for it!

The photo was shot at 200mm at f/2.8 for a great blurry depth of field effect. It has caused some reactions

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Pierre Pichot_Blur_Orléans_France_street_night_long exposure Orléans, France, 2019

Blur. Orléans, France, 2019. Get a print!

Another photo from my hometown, Orléans, France. This time I played with longer exposures in order to get this weird, blurred mood. Being a coffee addict really helps creating blur for this kind of photo! I wonder if I could start a project and make it a follow-up to Strangers in the Dark?

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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: Fujifilm X100T
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Focale: 23mm
  • Shutter speed: 1s
  • ISO: 200
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2019, all rights reserved.
P&B. Bucharest, Romania, 2018.
A rainy night in Bucharest – Bucharest, Romania, 2018. Get a print!

I love shooting the streets of Bucharest. I don’t know why, there is something that always inspires me. Some vide, I don’t know. But every single time I go there, I come back with at least one great photo.

This particular photo as been taken during a rainy night at my favourite spot in the Romanian capital, the Union Square (or Piata Unirii for the locals). It’s always full of lights, with an interesting design, and a good looking metro station entrance. A few shots from my portfolio have been done there… This shop’s showcase is a great example of what can be found there. With this yellow/orange lighting, the rain allowing a great reflection on the ground, it was just about waiting for the perfect subject to pass 🙂

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More about A rainy night in Bucharest

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: Fujifilm X100T
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Focale: 70mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/180s
  • ISO: 800
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2018, all rights reserved

And here we go! I’m so happy to announce my very first solo exhibition, Histoires urbaines (Urban stories)!

Histoires urbaines - Povesti urbane

While I’ve already participated in a few group exhibitions, even in some very prestigious ones, it’s always something else to have your own exhibition. It will showcase 30 of my best street photos. Some can already be seen on this website in my Streets portfolio, but also a few new ones that were kept for the event.

I really like the fact that this exhibition is happening in Cluj-Napoca. This is where is has all started, where I first took my camera and started wandering the streets. It seems right to me that my first solo event starts there… and hopefully it’ll continue somewhere else!

The exhibition will take place at the French Institute (Institut Français) at la Cave, their own art dedicated space… in a cave! So if you come by Cluj between June 28th and July 20th, don’t miss the cultural event of the year 😉

And I’ll be there for the opening on the 28th. See you there, I hope!

 

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