Architecture & Interior Photographer in Seoul, South Korea: AmorePacific Headquarters

South Korea’s largest beauty company AmorePacific recently relocated their headquarters to a new mixed-use building designed by starchitect David Chipperfield in Yongsan district, Seoul.

In their quest of perfection for this new flagship building which won many architecture awards, AmorePacific commissioned Danish textile company Kvadrat to install their signature Soft Cells acoustic sound-absorbing wall panels throughout the entire space including corridors, offices, meeting rooms, research labs, retails etc. Kvadrat also provided high-end designer fabrics for much of the seating and curtains of the building, making AmorePacific Headquarters the most heavily Kvadrat equiped project in the world unpon its completion.

The final outcome is a stunning piece of architecture with extreme care for detail and spectacular interiors with opera-like acoustical qualities, which I was fortunate enough to document for Kvadrat’s booklet and general communication material.

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Raphael Olivier is a commercial photographer based in Asia for over a decade, working from Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore on assignments all around the region including corporate, industrial, architecture, interior, lifestyle and hospitality.

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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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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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Insead Business School - Singapore Corporate Photographer

One of my last photographer commissions in 2016 was to document the architecture, interiors and life on campus for INSEAD Business School in Singapore, ranked number one business school worldwide by the Financial Times. Indeed the campus is beautiful, well animated, and overall a great environement to socialize and study.

China Luxury Event Photographer - Audemars Piguet

One of my last jobs in Shanghai was as the photographer for Audemars Piguet luxury watches, presented as a private art exhibition at the Yuz Museum. The Swiss ultra-luxury brand collaborated with French designer Mathieu Lehanneur to create a circular space reflecting the inside of a timepiece, taking visitors into a chronologial journey through the history of the brand and its different influences.

Raphael Olivier is a commercial photographer based in Asia for about 10 years, currently living between Hong Kong and Singapore, and available for assignments around the region including architecture, interiors, luxury events, hospitality, advertising campaigns and more.

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China Interior Photographer - Little Bean Coffee Shop

Little Bean is a boutique coffee shop recently opened in Shanghai, next to Pudong's Science and Technology Museum. The interior was designed by Melbourne-based practice DesignOffice and features curved counter and tables, circular ceiling openings lined with greenery and topped with massive mirrors allowing great light circulation throughout the space. Beautiful vintage roasting machines are used in the training area for young baristas. And bakery is excellent too.

Raphael Olivier is a commercial photographer based in Asia for about 10 years, currently living between Hong Kong and Singapore, and available for assignments around the region including architecture, interiors, luxury events, hospitality, advertising campaigns and more.

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China Hotel Photographer - Accor Group, Mercure Wuhan

Part of being a commercial photographer in China is having to find creative solutions in very challenging situations. The most recent example of that just happened, when our photographers team arrived on site to shoot a Mercure Hotel in Wuhan only to find that the hotel was still under construction. In that case, "pre-opening" was to be understood as "total chaos". However, the client was desperate and completely relying on us to find some kind of magic way to make the place look clean, comfortable and attractive. With a bit of experience, we now know how to take it step by step, using natural lighting effects and selective framing in the best way to make things look the way they should. Creating atmospheric, story-telling images in all circumstances has now become our daily routine. Here are a few outtakes from our latest photo shoot for Accor Group in China.

Raphael Olivier is a commercial photographer based in Asia for about 10 years, currently living between Hong Kong and Singapore, and available for assignments around the region including architecture, interiors, luxury events, hospitality, advertising campaigns and more.

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South Korea Luxury Event Photographer - Dior Exhibition, Seoul

Another great event set built by Bureau Betak, the Dior Exhibition at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, South Korea. Together with the other photographers from Propaganda Studio, we covered the entire venue showcasing the architectural features of the site, emphasizing the scale and luxury feel of all installations.

South Korea Hotel Photographer - Accor Group, Novotel Suwon

Latest photo shooting for Accor Hotels in South Korea, including Novotel Ambassador Seoul and Suwon, as well as the new water front Ibis in Haeundae Beach, Busan.

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

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China Warehouse Photographer - Goodman Logistics

Here is what I've been working on since the beginning of this year, illustrative corporate visuals for global warehouse developer Goodman all across China. This long-term project took me to Shanghai, Kunshan, Suzhou, Jinshan, Tianjin and Chengdu.

My aim has been to document all aspects of these development projects, from construction to finished products, sites in service, client interaction, general descriptive views, landscaping, architectural details, branding elements, access and integration within key locations, safety, human attention and other distinctive features.

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This industrial portfolio was set to showcase the diversity of usage and the high-end built quality of Goodman's design of serviced properties, and give a sens of their global overlook upon projects from land ownership to final client retail.

Another part of the job was to show the office side of business, as the company's head office for China is located within Shanghai's new Kerry Center and features prime open space design with a great emphasis put on human interaction.

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After this first series, I will soon start a second round of projects which will take me to new sites around Beijing, Nanjing and other cities.

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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