China Corporate Photographer - FMC Chemical Lab, Shanghai

Long time without updates. The past couple of months have been quite hectic and filled with a variety of projects, mainly in the corporate and industrial fields. One of them was an assignment to shoot the new flagship corporate labs and offices of chemical firm FMC in Shanghai. These guys manufacture gummy bears and organize corporate ice-cream tastings in their lab... not really the idea people have of a chemical company in China.

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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China Industrial Photographer - Behind the Scene

Out-takes and behind the scene shots from a recent industrial assignment in Suzhou.

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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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Personal Project - Hong Kong Architecture Study in Black & White

I came to Hong Kong for the first time in 2008, expecting to find a futuristic metropolis straight out of a fiction movie. My big surprise was to find a city that had been probably very modern at some point in the 70's and which was now slowly decaying in the humidity and heat, with a delicious vintage feel to it. Since then I've been back many times and the unique architectural landscape of this city continues to amaze me every time. In the frame of a personal photographic study on urbanism in Asia, I have worked on several series about architecture and urban spaces around Hong Kong.

Below are some recent out-takes from my latest trip to the island. 

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China Luxury Retail Photographer - Berluti, Shanghai

As Shanghai continues to attract more and more luxury names into its thriving market, the French luxury shoemaker Berluti recently opened a new flagship store in Pudong's financial district. For this occasion, the brand invited several high-end craftsmen to display some antique tailoring techniques to a few selected clients. I was assigned by the agency Peter Franklin to photograph and document the skills presented there with an artistic documentary approach, in an effort to showcase the raw materials and noble gestures that have passed through generations.

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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, luxury events, hospitality, advertising campaigns and more.

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Corporate Portrait Photographer - Open D, Shanghai, Singapore

Over the past few months I got the chance to work on lifestyle portrait assignments in Shanghai and Singapore for the design group Open D. This was one of my favorite commercial jobs since I work as a photographer, mainly because the staff were all fun and friendly but also because it's rare to find a corporate client who is open to this kind of warm, emotional type of images.

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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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China Event Photographer - Hong Kong Wine Tasting

Rhone Vignobles is a french association of 14 independent wine makers from the Rhone Valley who have recently been on a promotional tour around Asia, introducing their high-end millesimes to wine professionals and other enthusiasts from Hong Kong and Shanghai. Together with the marketing agency Vinosensia, they organized wine tastings and diners in both cities, where I followed them to document those joyful encounters. I did get a bit tipsy.

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China Lifestyle Photographer - Germain Tailors, Shanghai

Outtake from a recent portrait session: a new advertising campaign for the french tailor "Germain" in Shanghai. Germain has been working within the textile industry in China for over 7 years, producing high-end bespoke suits for men. He has already supplied some of the world's most famous brands with his craft. For selected clients, he has recently opened his own little private studio in the quiet heart of Shanghai's old French Concession.

As a photographer, I've had the chance to work with Germain on many occasions, following him from busy factories and colorful markets to trendy design studios and fancy art galleries... I have documented the whole process of his art. Meanwhile, I have learned a great deal from the values and lifestyle of a classic tailor living from his passion, far away from home, against all winds of modern society.

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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 portraits, lifestyle, editorial, luxury events, advertising campaigns and more.

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