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Allianz Headquarters

Allianz Headquarters
by Adrien Barakat


Architecture is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the art of photography. In certain situations my objective as an architectural photographer is to capture the present moment of a place, instead of creating a timeless image. The challenge for this image was to access a high point of view in order to shoot this roof terrace and the building’s connections from above. This image has a strong visual identity that reflects the concept and dynamism of this architecture. Furthermore the three men, taking a morning coffee, give a sense of life to this scene that would somehow feel empty without them. For this shooting I chose a cloudy day to get soft light and avoid shadows or sun reflections that would disturb the atmosphere of this composition.