European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
Av. Paul Doumer – 1960, Paris.

European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
Paris foyer.

European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
Beaugrenelle, Paris.

European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
Creteil, Paris.

European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
 Barcelona Pavilion by Mies Van Der Rohe.

European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
Walden 7 by Ricardo Bofill, 1970, Spain.

European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
Walden 7 by Ricardo Bofill, 1970, Spain.

 

Romain Laprade is a talented 28-year-old French photographer based in Paris. After completing studies, Laprade worked at as a graphic designer, later moving to Holiday magazine. Romain now works as an architectural, interiors and still life photographer, with a keen eye for capturing beauty in the expected.

“Above everything else, I enjoy creating photographs. It’s an addiction. I love to photograph places in particular cities. My eyes find details which I meet through long walks. At first sight, insignificant details can emphasise rays of light, a shadow, a texture, a colour… All of these things inspire me immensely. I also like how nature itself is sometimes mixed with urban structures.”

 

European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
Le Meridien, Paris, 1964.

European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
Carrer De Brusi in Barcelona, Spain.

European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
Rue Balard – Tour Orphee, Paris, 1978.

European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
Rue Balard – Tour Orphee, Paris, 1978.

European Building Foyers Photographed by Romain Laprade | Yellowtrace
Villa Kerylos.

 

Romain has an incredible eye for finding beauty in the less obvious, but it is his obsession with building foyers that has me feeling completely smitten. I’ve previously written about my own obsession for Spaces in Between – the often overlooked spatial underdog considered to be less important than traditional “hero” spaces.

Romain shares – “These are places of passing that not a lot of people take the time to look at them. Between the 60’s and 80’s, the architects – many of whom are completely forgotten today – gave a lot of importance to these halls. People don’t acknowledge these halls much anymore; they pass them, going to their mailboxes or continuing with what they were doing. These are the places I love to photograph the most.”

What a dude! See more of Romain’s fantastic work on his and .

 

 


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