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Thats’s incredible, just incredible.

I will be part of the 2016 edition of the WeStreet street photography book! From 12000+ photos submitted, only 150 have made it in the final book.

WeStreet 2016 book. Photo by David Monceau.

WeStreet 2016 book. Photo by David Monceau.

Edit: The WeStreet 2016 book is now available for sale.

And among those 150 photos, not 1… but 3 are mine!

My hopes were quite low to make it with only 1 photo when very big street photography names started to submit proposals such as Tatsuo Suzuki, Damon Jah, David Mar Quinto, David Monceau, just to name some of those awesome photographers that participated. All known and renown street photographers with tons of awesome shots. And I’m very excited to be publicized next to them in the WeStreet 2016 book.

I’d like to thank the curators, Steven Gonzalez, Arek Rataj, Philip Cleminson, Marie-Lou Chatel, Stefan Rademakers, Sandra Jonkers and Willem Jonkers, for their work and the awesome opportunity offered to me today. It’s my very first publication in a real, hardcover book, at an international level. How cool is that?

It has also been the occasion to meet, virtually for now, with extraordinary people. I hope we’ll be able in real life soon, too 🙂

So, what are those photos? Two of them are not a surprise, in a way that if one of my photos should have been selected, it would have been one of them. The third one was more unexpected.
Long legs. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.

Long legs. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016. Get a print!

Surprise! Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016.

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

Night call. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016.

Night call. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016. Get a print!

Not bad, isn’t it? Now, i’m ever more pumped up to do even better in 2017!

I’ll keep you guys updated on the availability of the book. Next to the printed book, a PDF version should be available. But trust me, photos look much better printed rather than on a screen! Until then, you can find all the selected photos on the dedicated Facebook group.

More publications

I am very proud to say that the past months have been a blast for me! Check out the latest publications I am part of!

Night call. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016.

Night call. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016. Get a print!

Wandering in the streets at might, I passed by a building I like. It’s a choreography and dramatic art boarding school which is painted in a bright blue, perfect for a vivid and colorful photo. It also has an interesting entrance, looking like a former factory, with square patterned windows. While the blue color of the wall is great during the day, this entrance comes alive at night!

Luckily for me, this time there was someone in the entrance. Being a dance oriented boarding school, a lot of teenagers stay there, waiting for the end to come to call their family, their lover… Who knows! But there was definitely some emotion in the way she behave there… It’s a photo I really like, the light was just fantastic. The square shaped window give this graphic feeling that I love in street photography. Definitely a nice photo to hand on a wall!

This photo has had quite a lot of success of social medias, I hope you’ll like it too!

Do you like this photo? Click here and get an original, signed print in limited edition!

EXIFs:

  • Camera:Fujifilm X100T
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Focale: 23mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • ISO: 6400
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2016, all rights reserved

Run! Bucharest, Romania, 2016.

Run! Bucharest, Romania, 2016. Get a print!

I took this photo in Bucharest in October 2016. I met there a local group of street photographers, and we decided to go for a photowalk at night. We went by Piata Unirii (Union Square), known for its large shops with loads of lights. A perfect place to play at night! There, we found this renewed underground exit, that became our main shooting spot for the evening. Reflective marble, bright lights, strong contrast with the night, what to ask more?

I know what to ask more! An interesting subject, to fill these stairs! For this poor man in hurry, it was not just a matter of fighting these stairs between him and the outside, he also had to go through a herd of crazy photographers 🙂

Anyway, it was a fun night, and I hope I’ll be back soon to meet again with this awesome group!

Do you like this photo? Click here and get an original, signed print in limited edition!

EXIFs:

  • Camera:Fujifilm X100T
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Focale: 23mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • ISO: 6400
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2016, all rights reserved

Shampoo. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016.

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

Lately I’ve been chasing the lights and interesting subjects through shops’ windows. As the weather is going to be greyer and the sky covered in clouds, the light is going to get much softer than it still is. While soft light is great for street portraits, it’s far from being ideal when you want to play with the contrasts, using the sun rays to light you subject just where you want.

This is just what I did with this lady, waiting for her shampoo at the hairdresser parlour. They have this large vitrine where you can see absolutely everything that is going on. It is situated in a little, narrow street of Cluj-Napoca (Romania), where the sun doesn’t really have the chance to shine. However, a tiny ray of light manage to find a path between the narrow buildings, to fall just on this woman’s face.

Last, but not least, this photo has just been published on 1x.com!

Do you like this photo? Click here and get an original, signed print in limited edition!

EXIFs:

  • Camera:Fujifilm X100T
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Focale: 23mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • ISO: 400
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2016, all rights reserved

Reflection. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016.

Reflection. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016. Get a print.

Autumn has now come over Cluj-Napoca. The sky is grey, the temperature is dropping, everyone’s mood (mine included) is less than stellar. It’s time for challenging myself with a new approach in street photography: getting more abstract. I must admit that the way I’ve photographed the streets until now has been relatively orthodox in a composition point of view: classic rule of thirds, natural frames, etc. Of course, using lower shutter speed or lines has helped spicing things a bit. The dutch angle, too.

A good way to change the composition style is to search for reflections. It forces you to find a different angle, to frame in an original way. You often have to break the rules. Of courses, the rules of composition must be known before being broken… but that’s were the fun lies, am I right?

I found a car with black tinted windows and windshield in a small street of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Tinted windows usually enhance the mirror effect of the reflection, here nothing from the interior of the car is visible, while with standard windows the interior may be partially visible. It’s a matter of preferences. For this photo, it was a perfect setup, as I wanted to get the very contrasty facade of the restaurant in front of me. Then, I just waited for someone to pass by. It took a few tries to obtain the framing I wanted, beheading the passer-by and have the reflection of his head and bust in the car’s windshield, but in the end, it worked, pretty well!

Do you like this photo? Click here and get an original, signed print in limited edition!

EXIFs:

  • Camera:Fujifilm X100T
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Focale: 23mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • ISO: 400
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2016, all rights reserved