Photographic ideas I gave shape to.

Aloha !

Aloha in the Hawaiian language means affection, peace, compassion and mercy.

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Aloha !

Aloha in the Hawaiian language means affection, peace, compassion and mercy.

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Le Café du coin

Le Café du coin is the corner’s café we all know, in a village, at a crossroad. For most of us, we never went in but we can all recognize it. It has been at least 5 years I have

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Le Café du coin

Le Café du coin is the corner’s café we all know, in a village, at a crossroad. For most of us, we never went in but we can all recognize it. It has been at least 5 years I have

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Anhui, China: urbanization

I did a road trip to Anhui province (close to Shanghai, famous for the Yellow mountains) to plant a seed for a new series about the urbanization of rural China…

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Anhui, China: urbanization

I did a road trip to Anhui province (close to Shanghai, famous for the Yellow mountains) to plant a seed for a new series about the urbanization of rural China…

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A look book

Shot at a friends wedding last weekend. A portraits collection by the fashion style perspective.

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A look book

Shot at a friends wedding last weekend. A portraits collection by the fashion style perspective.

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Need subtitles ?

I finally found a way to complete my “Subtitles’ project started 2 years ago. Here is one image from the ongoing series. You can view a glimpse of the research part (oct. 2009) here:  http://blog.ericleleu.com/need-subtitles/

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Need subtitles ?

I finally found a way to complete my “Subtitles’ project started 2 years ago. Here is one image from the ongoing series. You can view a glimpse of the research part (oct. 2009) here:  http://blog.ericleleu.com/need-subtitles/

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Which came first, the egg or the chicken?

I thought it would be a nice delicacy to myself to bring some subtleness to the situation. So I had fun being the photographer who shoot the photographers who shoot the models, oops… cars.

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Which came first, the egg or the chicken?

I thought it would be a nice delicacy to myself to bring some subtleness to the situation. So I had fun being the photographer who shoot the photographers who shoot the models, oops… cars.

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Les Photaumnales de Beauvais 2010

A photo festival in France, Beauvais. My “Day Dreamers” were shown around the cathedral.

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Les Photaumnales de Beauvais 2010

A photo festival in France, Beauvais. My “Day Dreamers” were shown around the cathedral.

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Bleu (blue)

It is my first attempt in the world of silk-screen printing technique. Here is the file we will print, 2 colors only, black and blue. Final print will be done next week. The original photography was shot in Calais (France)

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Bleu (blue)

It is my first attempt in the world of silk-screen printing technique. Here is the file we will print, 2 colors only, black and blue. Final print will be done next week. The original photography was shot in Calais (France)

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where will you go ?

A scooter ride in Shanghai, listening hip-hop.

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where will you go ?

A scooter ride in Shanghai, listening hip-hop.

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large format TV backdrop

Here is a surrealistic view of Shanghai, shot and “built” over the last weeks, used as a stage backdrop for ‘Asia Uncut’ TV show. It is 20 meters long by 5 meters high. It was done in team with a

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large format TV backdrop

Here is a surrealistic view of Shanghai, shot and “built” over the last weeks, used as a stage backdrop for ‘Asia Uncut’ TV show. It is 20 meters long by 5 meters high. It was done in team with a

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Martin Parr in China

I was lucky enough to introduce my favourite photographer to a gallery I knew in Beijing. Lucky because I could meet him and accompany him for 3/4 days when he was in China. You can browse more information about Martin

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Martin Parr in China

I was lucky enough to introduce my favourite photographer to a gallery I knew in Beijing. Lucky because I could meet him and accompany him for 3/4 days when he was in China. You can browse more information about Martin

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One child policy – China

I have a brother and a sister. Difficult for me to imagine what this generation should feel like to not be able to have brothers/sisters. Resignation ? This wide topic would require more time and effort to be properly covered.

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One child policy – China

I have a brother and a sister. Difficult for me to imagine what this generation should feel like to not be able to have brothers/sisters. Resignation ? This wide topic would require more time and effort to be properly covered.

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I want to buy a Porsche !

I have started to work for Porsche here in China. Shooting portraits and action photos during their recurrent 10-days-long ‘Porsche World Road Show’. Here are some photos little bit more personal about the event. Quite tricky (especially with the same

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I want to buy a Porsche !

I have started to work for Porsche here in China. Shooting portraits and action photos during their recurrent 10-days-long ‘Porsche World Road Show’. Here are some photos little bit more personal about the event. Quite tricky (especially with the same

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100 Dreamers…

For a few years, I have been shooting Chinese people sleeping during the day on the streets of China ..  I collected a few hundreds of them between 2005 and 2008… This project is entitled ‘Day dreamers’, it was exhibited

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100 Dreamers…

For a few years, I have been shooting Chinese people sleeping during the day on the streets of China ..  I collected a few hundreds of them between 2005 and 2008… This project is entitled ‘Day dreamers’, it was exhibited

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Day Dreamers

Since my first trip in China (2004) I have been shooting Chinese people having a nap on the streets during the day. Over the months and years, i have been collecting hundreds of them. Here are my favorites. To me,

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Day Dreamers

Since my first trip in China (2004) I have been shooting Chinese people having a nap on the streets during the day. Over the months and years, i have been collecting hundreds of them. Here are my favorites. To me,

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Polaroid + Party + Shanghai

1+1=3? Some synergies might happen when juxtaposing one image besides another. But sometimes, 1+1=1,5. It is not a better image, just a new image. Here are some attempts, playing with polaroids done during some parties in Shanghai.

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Polaroid + Party + Shanghai

1+1=3? Some synergies might happen when juxtaposing one image besides another. But sometimes, 1+1=1,5. It is not a better image, just a new image. Here are some attempts, playing with polaroids done during some parties in Shanghai.

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I am a tourist (in Angkor)

I had my series ‘Day Dreamers’ shown at the Angkor Photo Festival. As I was a tourist myself, I took the opportunity to shoot a series about tourists visiting the temples in Angkor… ‘I am a tourist’. This series was

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I am a tourist (in Angkor)

I had my series ‘Day Dreamers’ shown at the Angkor Photo Festival. As I was a tourist myself, I took the opportunity to shoot a series about tourists visiting the temples in Angkor… ‘I am a tourist’. This series was

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I am a photographer (in Angkor)

Second part of the Angkor project. I shot Cambodian photographers shooting tourists… Very circular concept to me ! I was a tourist shooting tourists (1st part of the project) and a photographer shooting photographers shooting tourists (2nd part). Some cool

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I am a photographer (in Angkor)

Second part of the Angkor project. I shot Cambodian photographers shooting tourists… Very circular concept to me ! I was a tourist shooting tourists (1st part of the project) and a photographer shooting photographers shooting tourists (2nd part). Some cool

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Northern France / Euch’ ducasse

Fun fair in the North of France.

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Northern France / Euch’ ducasse

Fun fair in the North of France.

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Dancing light

Pamela is a dancer. I shot her portrait at my studio. All the work involved in this 2 shots is done during the shooting, no post-production at all.  Only using long exposure + flashes + a torch light. The trick

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Dancing light

Pamela is a dancer. I shot her portrait at my studio. All the work involved in this 2 shots is done during the shooting, no post-production at all.  Only using long exposure + flashes + a torch light. The trick

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Jesus factory

I was in Yiwu, China to help a friend. I noticed this little shop selling statues of Jesus. I pretended I was working for some church-related company in Lourdes (France) so that I could visit the factory… God, I lied

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Jesus factory

I was in Yiwu, China to help a friend. I noticed this little shop selling statues of Jesus. I pretended I was working for some church-related company in Lourdes (France) so that I could visit the factory… God, I lied

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Northern France / Carnaval de Dunkerque

The ‘Carnaval de Dunkerque’ is a 2 to 3 months-long yearly carnival close to my place in the North of France. This carnival is an institution in our region. Very festive, popular, colorful and low-profile. Special. The origins of carnival

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Northern France / Carnaval de Dunkerque

The ‘Carnaval de Dunkerque’ is a 2 to 3 months-long yearly carnival close to my place in the North of France. This carnival is an institution in our region. Very festive, popular, colorful and low-profile. Special. The origins of carnival

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My chair

I worked as a producer for my former press agency (Sipa Press) who made a photographer fly from Paris to cover several topics. One of them was about the textile industry in China. As he was shooting in the factory,

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My chair

I worked as a producer for my former press agency (Sipa Press) who made a photographer fly from Paris to cover several topics. One of them was about the textile industry in China. As he was shooting in the factory,

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China Red

I was at the 1st Guangzhou photo biennale during my first week in China in 2005. I was helping Alain Jullien – curator of the biennale – in installing the shows. I then realized how unconscious I had been to quit my

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China Red

I was at the 1st Guangzhou photo biennale during my first week in China in 2005. I was helping Alain Jullien – curator of the biennale – in installing the shows. I then realized how unconscious I had been to quit my

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