mardi 31 mai 2011

Don't be so square, it's St Tropez...

At the opposite spectrum of the type of shooting I'm mainly known for, is that little shoot I did for a decorative lights company, called Smart and Green. They wanted to showcase their new products, and especially a plastic cube lighted from the inside by a set of multi colored LEDs. To match its shape, we found it would  be interesting to locate the shoot at the infamous St Tropez Le Kube. All the detailing in this hotel is squared and hard edged, from bathroom glasses to beds, tables and all. Still quite comfy, if a little expensive... Fancy a 3000 euros night in a junior suite ? Hopefully, it was early season, and the manager offered us a night, as we spent hours from sunset to capture the bright lights of the products. Quite a photo challenge to get all the main pics during the 15 minutes when the sunset light is low enough to mix with LED power. As you see, the lights are also water resistant, and are not afraid by a little jump in the pool. Perfect to enlight rap clips with girls seated on them, I'd say...














dimanche 22 mai 2011

Photo Frenzy at RedBull Eléments, Talloires, France.

Fantastic Week-End ! Some legends are written with blood, sweat, tears and laughs, and that's what participant at the RedBull Elements in Talloires lived for one day. Imagine a crazy relay race mixing rowing, trail running, paragliding and mountain bike. 51 teams of 4 people competed on the around the lake, then running to the top of Tournette, 2500 meters above, then dropping back down full speed with their paragliding sail, giving a last relay to a hell of a MTB round, where carrying the bike was sometimes mandatory if you wanted to keep your teeth ! We were no less than 4 photographers to capture most of these moments, Dom Daher, Jeremy Bernard, Vincent Curutchet and I, running the best part of the day around athletes to grab the best angles possible. Thanks RedBull for providing us boats, heli and motorbikes to reach our photo spots, the perfect toys ! We even had a preshooting session the day before the event, with the RedBull Austria team, who won the race the day after... How can it get better than that ? And pics from the water with my waterproof cam turned excellent. Enjoy !