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My practice of photography intensified in 2017 after years of enthusiast experience.

One of my favorite accessories is an ordinary tripod, quite simply because it allows you to take long exposures to capture a maximum of photons in low light conditions, and so to deliver details that are often indistinguishable by the eye.

When traveling, I usually go with a heavy load in my backpack, in order to have on hand the optical system perfectly compatible with the subject to capture.

In architecture, I am particularly sensitive to light, lighting and angle of view. One of my major concerns is also to communicate the atmosphere. The places I photograph are mainly located in Laos, where I live, in Japan sometimes and Singapore.

Hotel 3 Nagas with an old red Citroën Model 11 Family version (1952) at blue hour in Luang Prabang

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Hotel 3 Nagas with an old red Citroën Model 11 Family version (1952) at blue hour in Luang Prabang, Laos. 100-year-old building.

16 June 2018, 19:06

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Wide-frame view and water reflection of Kinkaku-ji Temple Kyoto, Japan

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Wide-frame view and water reflection of Kinkaku-ji Temple, a sunny day, Kyoto, Japan.

13 June 2019, 09:03

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Facades of Green Peas restaurant and Nitori building Shinjuku Tokyo, Japon

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Facades of Green Peas restaurant and Nitori building, colorful neon street signs at blue hour, view from Koshu-kaido Avenue, Shinjuku station JR East. Entertainment district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

13 June 2019, 17:25

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Group of seven Buddhist monks with umbrellas temple Haw Pha Bang Luang Prabang

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Group of seven Buddhist monks walking with umbrellas in front of the temple Haw Pha Bang, a sunny day with gray clouds in Luang Prabang, Laos.

15 June 2018, 10:52

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Stairs and lounge with two armchairs on a shining parquet hotel InterContinental Singapore

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Stairs and lounge with two armchairs on a shining parquet in the hotel InterContinental, Singapore.

12 June 2018, 17:52

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Praying monks and nuns in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple of Singapore

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Praying monks and nuns in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple of Singapore.

7 June 2018, 12:51

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Facade hoist along the windows of the Andaz Hotel of Singapore

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Facade hoist along the windows of the Andaz Hotel of Singapore with a man inside, cleaning or working at sunset.

12 June 2018, 16:42

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Colorful shophouses in Koon Seng Road, on a Sunday, in Singapore

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Colorful shophouses in Koon Seng Road, on a Sunday, in Singapore.

10 June 2018, 10:21

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Panoramic view of Marina Bay Sands and the illuminated polyhedral building Louis Vuitton Singapore

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Panoramic view of Marina Bay Sands and the illuminated polyhedral building Louis Vuitton over the water at Marina Bay in the evening at blue hour with pink clouds, in Singapore. Long-exposure photography.

5 June 2018, 18:17

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Symmetric view lobby hall with couches and chandelier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

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Symmetric view of the spacious lobby hall with couches and giant chandelier reflecting on the floor at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore.

7 June 2018, 09:41

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TWG Tea shop entrance, windows and interior, at Marina Bay Sands shopping mall, Singapore

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TWG Tea shop entrance, windows and interior, at Marina Bay Sands shopping mall, Singapore.

5 June 2018, 18:58

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The sinks of the restrooms in Crowne Plaza hotel of Vientiane, Laos

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The sinks of the restrooms in Crowne Plaza hotel of Vientiane, Laos.

3 June 2018, 19:03

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Ninenzaka Street, 3 Chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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Ninenzaka Street, 3 Chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Pedestrian road with pavements and paper umbrellas, early morning.

12 June 2019, 05:40

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Torii path with a hanging lantern at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Senbontorii Kyoto

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Torii path with a hanging lantern at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Senbontorii, Kyoto, Japan.

10 June 2019, 07:37

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Asahi Breweries headquarters building with the Asahi Flame (Starck) Tokyo

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Asahi Breweries headquarters building with the Asahi Flame (also called Super Dry Hall, or Flamme d'Or) designed by Philippe Starck on the Asahi Beer Hall, and Tokyo Skytree, as seen from the wharf at the Sumida River near Azuma Bridge, at blue hour with full moon, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

16 June 2019, 19:06

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Cream and red coffee cup-shaped balconies Kappabashi, Tokyo

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Cream and red coffee cup-shaped balconies, making the facade of the building Niimi Tableware, a wholesale store for restaurant supplies at the South entrance of Kappabashi Dougu Street, Tokyo, Japan.

14 June 2019, 12:51

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Yasaka-dori, Hokan-ji early morning Kyoto, Japon

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Yasaka-dori, early morning with street lanterns and the Tower of Yasaka (Hokan-ji Temple), 388 Yasaka Kamimachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Important cultural heritage of Kyoto, Hokan-ji is a 46 m (151 ft) high, 5 storey pagoda with a tiled roof that was founded in the 6th century.

12 June 2019, 05:24

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Kabukicho red gate and colorful neon street signs Shinjuku, Tokyo

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Kabukicho red gate and colorful neon street signs, entertainment and red-light district at night in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

6 June 2019, 22:46

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Kimono Forest Arashiyama station, Kyoto, Japon

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The "Kimono Forest" at night, a collection of 600 kimono gowns wrapped around poles with LED lighting inside, Arashiyama Station (Keifuku), Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, decoration project developed by the interior designer Yasumichi Morita. The "Kimono Forest" consists of pieces of textile dyed in the Kyo-yuzen style, covered with acrylic fiber and shaped like 2-meter tall cylindrical poles installed around the station and the railway tracks.

10 June 2019, 17:38

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Street crowd reflecting in the polyhedral mirrors of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando, Harajuku station, Tokyo, Japan

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Street crowd reflecting in the polyhedral mirrors of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando, Harajuku station, Tokyo, Japan, a sunny Sunday afternoon. Designed by architect Hiroshi Nakamura.

16 June 2019, 14:55

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Clothed statues of the Buddha seated Wat Phou Champasak Laos

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Clothed statues of the Buddha seated, table with stones and Buddhist relics, inside the ruined Khmer Hindu temple complex of Wat Phou, Champasak Province, southern Laos.

25 September 2019, 15:26

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Illuminated facade of a 3-storey restaurant Chiyoda, Tokyo

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Illuminated facade of a 3-storey restaurant with Japanese signs and red paper lanterns, at blue hour, in Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

5 June 2019, 18:50

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Worm's-eye view of Tokyo Skytree

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Worm's-eye view of Tokyo Skytree, with vertical symmetry impression. A sunny day, at 8 o'clock, in Japan.

14 June 2019, 07:55

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illuminated white and purple facade of the office building of Rohm Semiconductor Kyoto, Japon

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The illuminated white and purple facade of the office building of Rohm Semiconductor, a Japanese electronic parts manufacturer, in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

10 June 2019, 20:48

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Exterior facade of Residence Bassac at blue hour Champasak Laos

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Exterior facade of Residence Bassac at blue hour, town of Champasak, Champasak Province, southern Laos. Old building of French colonial architecture (around 1920).

25 September 2019, 18:26

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Wooden gate with open double door Isshinin Kyoto Japon

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Wooden gate with open double door leading to the garden of Isshinin Buddhist temple, within the vast compounds of Chion-in, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Japan. Focus stacked image obtained from 2 pictures.

12 June 2019, 11:42

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