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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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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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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Hong Kong Architecture Photographer - Ports 1961 Pop-Up

Photo documentary about the construction of Ports 1961 event set in Hong Kong, designed and built by Bureau Betak. The venue was a large open concrete structure set on the rooftop of a ferry pier, overlooking Victoria Harbour. I was assigned to capture behind-the-scene moments to showcase the various challenges involved in the making of such a set, as well as architectural views of the completed structure in its context, the way it was used for the event, and how people interacted with the space.

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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 architeture, interiors, luxury events, hospitality, advertising campaigns and more.

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