Architecture & Interior Photography - French Embassy, Seoul, South Korea

Over the past months, I have been working in collaboration with publishing house "Editions Internationales du Patrimoine" on documenting the architecture, interiors and general history of French Embassies around Asia to make dedicated hard-cover coffee table books about each Residence. The first project in this series was done in Seoul, South Korea, in the beautiful brutalist-style building by architect Kim Joong-up.

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Raphael Olivier is a professional photographer based in Singapore covering architecture, interiors, lifestyle, hospitality, luxury retail and travel assignments across Asia and beyond.

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On the move - Maldives

After a busy year on the road, travelling and working on assignments in over 20 countries, I am finally wrapping up and spending the last days of 2017 on a remote island in northern Maldives.
Looking forward to seeing what the new year will bring us, and wishing all my collaborators, clients and friends a very Happy New Year 2018!

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The Trade Desk, office and portraits - Singapore Corporate Photographer

A few weeks ago I had the chance to work with the super friendly Trade Desk team in Singapore, shooting a variety of lifestyle portraits, office interiors and candid moments to refresh their company's corporate image bank for the Asia region.

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Raphael Olivier is a commercial photographer based in Singapore, available for corporate, architecture, interiors, lifestyle and industrial assignment all around Asia.

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Bawah Island, Tropical Resort - Singapore Hotel Photographer

Bawah is a private island off the coast of Indonesia, just a short ride away from Singapore. I was recently assigned to shoot a series of branding visuals to illustrate the natural experience and luxury facilities of the resort. Aerial photography played a big part in this project, showcasing the spectacular views of the islands and reef, but also underwater photography to immerse the viewer into the crystal clear lagoon, and architectural images focusing on the sustainable integration of buildings into the local natural elements.

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Raphael Olivier is a commercial photographer living in Asia for 10 years, currently based between Hong Kong and Singapore, available to shoot architecture, interiors, hospitality, retail and advertising campaigns all around Asia and beyond.

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Hyundai Motorstudio, Seoul - Korea Architecture Photographer

I was recently commissioned to photograph the new Hyundai Motorstudio building in Seoul, South Korea, designed by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects.

Raphael Olivier is a commercial photographer based in Asia for about 10 years, currently living between Hong Kong and Singapore, and available to shoot architecture, interiors, hospitality, retail and advertising campaigns all around Asia and beyond.

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Seoul Brutalist Revival - Korea Architecture Photographer

I was recently in South Korea for a commercial architectural assignment, so I decided to arrive a few days early to take some time for myself and walk around Seoul, a city I always love to explore.

Seoul has been developping very fast since its recovery from the Korean war, yet in the 21st century the city has actually turned into a new phase where it's moving away from a boring industrial center and rapidly becoming one of the most trendy cities in Asia.

One of the most visually obvious aspect of this new era is the super-modern architecture poping up everywhere. The city's skyline is turning into a massive futuristic landscape out of science fiction film, and amidst this construction frenzy brutalist architecture is making a huge come-back, with a modern twist. Whether for residential, commercial, institutional or religious buildings, the use of raw concrete, bold shapes and sharp angles is becoming predominant all around the city.

Through this personal study about Neo-Brutalism, I aim to give a small glimpse into the booming architectural scene of Seoul, one of the world's fastest developping city and Asia's rising stars.

Raphael Olivier is a commercial photographer based in Asia for about 10 years, currently living between Hong Kong and Singapore, and available to shoot architecture, interiors, hospitality, retail and advertising campaigns all around Asia and beyond.

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Germain Tailors SS017 - Hong Kong Lifestyle Photographer

Good to be back in Asia after a month of travel, and happy to start this new season with a really fun project, working with Germain Tailors on their new Spring Summer 2017 brand campaign in Hong Kong. This time we decided to shoot in the beachside village of Shek O, in the South-East of Hong Kong Island, spending a few days away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Fine white sand, iodine smell, fresh beers, sound of crashing waves... and great tailored outfits to walk around in style.

Raphael Olivier is a commercial photographer living in Asia for about 10 years, currently based between Hong Kong and Singapore, available for assignments around the region including lifestyle, portraits, editorial, advertising campaigns and more.

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Essilor, Annual Report - Singapore Corporate Photographer

In January, my first assignment of 2017 was to shoot a corporate & industrial reportage for Essilor, documenting their optical glass manufacturing and design in Bangkok and Singapore.

Raphael Olivier is a corporate & industrial photographer based in Asia for about 10 years, currently living between Hong Kong and Singapore, and available for assignments around the region including annual reports, corporate social responsibility reports, advertising campaigns and more.

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Louis Dreyfus Company, Annual Report - Vietnam Corporate Photographer

Over the past 6 months, I have been working on a long-term corporate reportage for the Louis Dreyfus Company, documenting their assets and activities around Asia. The aim of this project was to create a tailor-made corporate image bank with region-specific features, to be included in the company's global annual report, corporate magazine and other marketing platforms.

Countries covered during this assignment: China, Vietnam, Indonesia.

Here are some photos taken in Vietnam, where operations include rice and coffee production.

Raphael Olivier is a corporate & industrial photographer based in Asia for about 10 years, currently living between Hong Kong and Singapore, and available for assignments around the region including annual reports, corporate social responsibility reports, advertising campaigns and more.

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Louis Dreyfus Company, Annual Report - Indonesia Corporate Photographer

Over the past 6 months, I have been working on a long-term corporate reportage for the Louis Dreyfus Company, documenting their assets and activities around Asia. The aim of this project was to create a tailor-made corporate image bank with region-specific features, to be included in the company's global annual report, corporate magazine and other marketing platforms.

Countries covered during this assignment: China, Vietnam, Indonesia.

Here are some photos taken in Indonesia, where operations include coffee, palm oil and bio-diesel processing.

Raphael Olivier is a corporate & industrial photographer based in Asia for about 10 years, currently living between Hong Kong and Singapore, and available for assignments around the region including annual reports, corporate social responsibility reports, advertising campaigns and more.

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