"The poetics of space in pictures"


  Graduated in architecture with a work on architectural photography, architect for 13 years, professional architecture photographer since more of 10 years, I combine my talents in these two

fields to design and propose you a documentary, synthetic, graphic and aesthetic photography: remarkable and noticed images !   My motivation:  giving to read and feel a spatial reality through

a personal universe and a poetic, graphic and symbolic photography; to reveal a new perspective on reality.

Architecture Photography is a very technical photography: it requires being present at ideal lighting, working with wide angle lenses and performing post-production work without geometric

deformation (decentralisation of perspective, correction of distortions of objectives etc...). It is a "portrait of a project carried out or under construction". Photography then becomes an artistic

and technical discipline at the service of the valorization of architecture and its construction (panoramic photos, HDR images, night or blue light photos, time-lapses).

Being a good photographer is not just showing architectural form in a graphic way; it is knowing how to prioritize and order the images produced in terms of information, aesthetics, emotions

and meaning to constitute a built, coherent and harmonious report on an architectural, urban or landscape realization.

My job is to work for the actors of the construction of cities: architects, urban planners, landscape designers, builders, companies, manufacturers of materials, cities... to communicate concretely

about your skills and know-how through your websites, newsletters, documentary archives, reference files and presentations for prroject competitions, sales or communication brochures,

product catalogues, pres files, publication in the professional and general press, book editions, exhibitions...

To tell a building well, in addition to a specific technicality and material, architectural photography requires a sharp and singular look, both architectural and photographic, built over years

of practice. Revelation of the full and the empty, rigor of the framing and the composition of the image, shaping of the lights, rendering of the materials and the atmospheres, creativity and

selection 'at editing', preparation of the report, availability, weather monitoring, reactivity and seriousness are the skills and qualities that I put at the service of the image of your company.

My photographic activity is a personal aesthetic and poetic work; contemporary architecture must in my opinion be enhanced by strong, beautiful, original, modern and content-rich images.

For your future photographic reporting project, I suggest you to contact me by phone or e-mail: each reporting service being specific, I will be happy to discuss it with you and bring you several

types of technical and aesthetic solutions adapted to your whishes.


Laurent KELLER,  Professional Architectural Photographer

Artist-Author graduated in Architecture