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Loic Lagarde photography is shooting at the crossroad of art and technique

This is a series of blog posts dedicated to great Instagrammers that are also contributing on Lobster. Read about the brilliant minds behind the camera, how photography mingles with their life and the stories behind their best shots. Who is Loic Lagarde? I am a French photographer based in Paris and native of Brittany. The…

This is a series of blog posts dedicated to great Instagrammers that are also contributing on Lobster. Read about the brilliant minds behind the camera, how photography mingles with their life and the stories behind their best shots.

Who is Loic Lagarde?

I am a French photographer based in Paris and native of Brittany. The passion for photography has grown steadily when I was travelling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience I met on my way, willing to collect and share the views. I endeavour to enhance each shot in order to make it unique.
01-2To me, photography is a great way to capture the light of an evasive present time always running away from us. Like photography, which is sitting at the crossroad of Art and Technique, I have been drawing and painting since early childhood and have an electrical engineering background.

The stories behind the best photos

1. Traditional Japanese lady on Ginza line in Tokyo

Japanese CaptureI had the chance to capture this photo symbolising Japan by itself. Between long lasting tradition (lady sitting still) and constant dynamic of modernity (moving train). I’m very proud of this shot because it encloses a lot of symbols while technically, it’s very hard to make.

2. Rainbow Bridge Experience on Yurikamome Line

Rainbow Bridge ExperienceThis is a long exposure shot taken in front of Yurikamome Line in Tokyo with an NB filter during day time. The result is interesting: you feel like being slurped by the photo itself. This is also a difficult capture to produce from a technical point of view, due to the vibrations.

3. Sunset on Cairo

Sunset in Cairo from Al Azhar Garden. In the background, the Pyramids behind the two buildings. Birds around a minaret in the front.I like this capture because we can feel the spirit of Cairo. The pyramids are visible in the background, but almost entirely eclipsed by those two ugly buildings symbolising kind of a chaotic development of the city.

4. The Triomphe puddle mirrored

04Rain can offer great opportunities especially when the sun comes back just before sunset. In this photo I managed to have the entire mirror of the Arc de Triomphe thanks to a puddle and my ultra wide lens Canon 11-24mm.  I had the chance to have an amazing dramatic sky and sunset light.

5. Under the skirt of the iron lady

Under the skirt of the Iron LadyThis is one of the first shot I ever made with my Canon 11-24mm ultra wide angle and the first time Eiffel Tower has been shot like that with such perspective and wide angle. Getting the perfect symmetry was a matter of patience and luck.

6. 007 is in Paris

Puddle Mirror Reflection on Notre DameClassic view and classic puddle mirror of Notre Dame, but someone was passing through. I thought the photo was good to go to trash but in the end, this person brought something unique to the photo.

7. Sainte Chapelle

The ceiling of Heaven.Also, this is the first time the jewel of Paris has been shot with this ultra wide angle lens (Canon 11-24mm). This is also 3 shots bracketing to get the perfect exposure of the image (both stain glass and ceiling) and with the camera on the floor, lens to the ceiling because it was forbidden to use a tripod there. I was again very patient and very lucky to get the perfect symmetry without anybody on the photo! I’m very proud of this photo.

8. Château de la Bretesche at dawn

08I came for three times to this spot to make the perfect shot at sunrise when I could see the morning mist and get the mirror effect on the lake. For the story, this is the castle in Brittany where my parents got married 50 years ago.

Favourite food for thought

“L’Art est un anti-destin.”  –  André Malraux

To celebrate Loic‘s story, we’ve created a unique collection of his work – take a look.

 

Other featured photographers in the series: Jonas Anhede emotional and storytelling images, Igor, the Northen lights hunter, Sunny’s travel adventures and the Instagram Bucketlist Journey star Annette White.
To find thousands of gorgeous photos which all tell their own unique story, try searching Lobster for #PassionPassport and #theimaged or explore our Galleries.

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