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Streets of… Everywhere


Street photography and travels are my two passions. By far. I just love it when I can mix them together and shoot streets from other countries, other continents even, from everywhere! This portfolio is a best of the street photos I’ve taken here and there. France and Czech Republic for a start, but I’m sure this page will grow bigger in the next months!

All those photos are available as original, signed prints in limited editions, printed on high quality photographic paper. Contact me for a quote, or directly give a look to the shop!

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Long legs. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.

Long legs. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016. The whole story. Get a print.

The kiss. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.

The kiss. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016. The whole story. Get a print.

Bubbles. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.

Bubbles. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016. The whole story. Get a print.

Her. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.

Her. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016. Get a print.

Old man. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.

Old man. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016. Get a print.

Wheels. 2 small wheels and a big one. Orléans, Loiret, France, 2016.

Small wheels, big wheel. Orléans, France, 2016. The whole story. Get a print.

Carousel. Orléans, Loiret, France, 2016.

Carousel. Orléans, France, 2016. Get a print.

Back to back. Galeries du Palais Royal, Paris, France, 2016.

Back to back. Paris, France, 2016. The whole story. Get a print.

Young fisherman. Cancale, Bretagne/Brittany, France, 2016.

Young fisherman. Cancale, France, 2016. The whole story. Get a print.

Long legs. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.
Prague has been a long time travel destination. It has this beautiful architecture, those small streets, and all those tourists that make it perfect for street photography.

This photo was taken next to Prague’s castle, in the Little Quarter (Malá Strana for those who speak Jan Saudek‘s language). Just after going down the exit of the castle on the right, there is this street, with an incredible view of the whole city. But at the end of this street, there is these long stairs, leading to restaurants and bars hidden in nice old houses. But when you’re lucky enough to have the sun just in line with these stairs, it’s a festival of incredible shadows.

I had to wait quite a lot to get this photo. There are a lots of tourists, everywhere. It’s a real challenge to get a clean shot there! And don’t even get me started about the Charles Bridge! I wanted someone alone, just one single person going down these stairs, but it was too much to ask I think. I still managed to shoot this woman, with the longest legs in the world… according to her shadow at least! I also love the way the sun shines through her hair, like a bowl of fire above her neck. It’s definitely one of my best shots of this trip!

I also have a few more photos from Prague, I think I make some new entries in my portfolio in the next weeks. And a few other trips in the most iconic places in France are also planned for this summer, so stay tuned!

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EXIFs:

  • Camera: Canon 6D
  • Lens: Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Focale: 70mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • ISO: 100
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2016, all rights reserved

Airport stairs. Munich Airport, Germany, 2016.

The Munich airport (and airports in general actually) may be my favourite playground for photography. It has pretty much all I love: slick and modern design with large windows, stairs, rushing people, calm crowd. They scream for a dynamic environment that is perfect for my kind of photography. Being a fan of geometry, strong lines and diagonals, I can find there all the graphical elements I need for street photography, Pierre Pichot style 🙂

I took advantage of a trip from Cluj-Napoca (Romania) to Frankfurt (Germany) via Munich (still Germany) to take a few shots. It was not the best possible scenario: on both go and back trip my first flight was delayed, making me rush between the arrival and boarding gates. So impossible for me to take my time and plan my photos. It was pure reflex shooting, in an instant. The photo above was shot while waiting for very long mechanical stairs to reach the last floor of the building. It was already late at night, the airport was pretty empty and I thought I’ll never be able to fit someone in my frame. At the very last second a group of passengers finally appeared, making my photo complete.

I once again decided to use the dutch angle, first of all because I really like it, but more importantly because it accentuate quite a lot the dynamic of the photos, multiplying the diagonals across the frame. The architectural complexity of this airport becomes much more obvious this way. It always reminds me those crazy science fiction movies and comics. Tsutomu Nihei’s manga Blame!, in this very case.

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EXIFs:

  • Camera:Fujifilm X100T
  • Aperture: ƒ/8.0
  • Focale: 23mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • ISO: 6400
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2016, all rights reserved

Kyoto, Japan: Gion, the Geisha neighborhood, under the rain

Gion, the Geisha neighborhood, under the rain. Kyoto, Japan.

Another stop during our trip in Japan, Kyoto and all its temples… More than 1600! But Kyoto is also Gion, the Geisha neighbourhood. Those who have seen Memoirs of a Geisha may remember it. It’s a typical, old neighbourhood with woody homes, small restaurants, and a particular atmosphere. It seems empty, but it feels like there is a lot happening behind those closed doors…

Shot with a Canon 6D then process in black and white with Adobe Lightroom.

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EXIFs:

  • Camera: Canon 6D
  • Lens: Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Focale: 38mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • ISO: 400
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2015, all rights reserved

 

A few weeks in Japan


Going to Japan has been a dream of mine for more than 15 years. It’s a dream I’ve been able to fulfil in 2015, spending almost 3 weeks over there. This is such an incredible country. So much to see, so much to visit, so much to taste. And so many friendly people. It was a blast for me, and I’m already planning the round 2 as soon as possible 😉

All those photos are available as original, signed prints in limited editions, printed on high quality photographic paper. Contact me for a quote, or go directly to the shop!

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Smily dry fish seller in Ameyoko shopping street, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan.

Ameyoko dry fish seller. Ameyoko Shopping Street, Tokyo, 2015. The whole story. Get a print.

A young woman in yukata wearing a Doraemon mask in the back of her head during the Toukasan Yukata Festival in Hiroshima, Japan.

Doraemon. Yukata Festival, Hiroshima, 2015. Get a print.

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan, 2015.

Bored. Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan, 2015. Get a print.

A worker at Tsukiji Market, Tokyo, Japan

Worker. Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan, 2015. Get a print.

Workers in Tsukiji Market, Tokyo, Japan

Sellers. Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan, 2015. Get a print.

A teenager promotes a tax free shop for foreigners in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

8% off. Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 2015. Get a print.

An old man with a cute fan in Ameyoko shopping street, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan.

Fan & fan. Ameyoko Shopping Street, Tokyo, 2015. Get a print.

3000 yens. Ameyoko shopping street, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan.

3000 yens. Ameyoko shopping street, Tokyo, 2015. Get a print.

Motherhood. Ameyoko shopping street, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan.

Motherhood. Ameyoko Shopping Street, Tokyo, 2015.  Get a print.

Workers salute the shinkansen entering the Osaka station.

Workers salute the Shinkansen entering the Osaka station. Osaka, 2015. Get a print.

Hiroshima: Toukasan Yukata Festival

Child. Yukata Festival, Hiroshima, Japan, 2015.

Kyoto, Japan: Gion, the Geisha neighborhood, under the rain, 2015.

Gion, the Geisha neighbourhood, under the rain. Kyoto 2015. The whole storyGet a print.

Shibuya crossing, Tokyo, Japan, 2015.

Shibuya crossing, Tokyo, 2015. The whole story. Get a print.

A night in Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, 2015.

A night in Dotonbori. Osaka, Japan, 2015. The whole story. Get a print.

Arashiyama bamboo forest, Kyoto, Japan, 2015.

Arashiyama bamboo forest. Kyoto, 2015. The whole storyGet a print.

Asakusa district, Tokyo, Japan, 2015.

Asakusa at dusk, Tokyo, 2015. The whole story. Get a print.

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