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 Advertising Photographer - Uber Campaign

A few months ago, I was commisioned to produce a set of key visuals for ride-sharing app Uber's brand campaign in China. The images aim to convey a feeling of warmth, friendliness, trust, comfort and simplicity.

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 corporate, editorial, lifestyle, 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 Industrial Photographer - Shanghai Textile Factory

Recently documented the process of thread & fabric making in a textile factory in China, as well as garment design and finishing, following the full creative process from raw wool arriving in bulk at the warehouse all the way to the end product ready to be shipped out for retail distribution. This corporate documentary was shot for an anonymous retailer to showcase the quality of fabrication throughout their production lines in Asia.

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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 Industrial Photographer - Ship Recycling

Zhoushan shipyard, just south of Shanghai, is ground zero for a massive recycling process handled by Dutch company Sea 2 Cradle, who are currently dismantling ships and oil rigs for spare parts to be sold and metal to be fused and re-used in other forms.

The process is basically to strip the vessels from all cables, furniture and equipment to keep only the bare structure, then cut the whole thing down in big chunks with gas torches. Those large sections are then set on ground and taken apart by an army of ant-like workers who separate all elements, which are later sent away by trucks to be melted down.

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 Architecture Photographer - Long Museum, Shanghai

Long Museum, Shanghai West Bund, by architect Liu Yichun.

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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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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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China Luxury Event Photographer - Burberry, Shanghai

Burberry just officially launched its new flagship store at Shanghai Kerry Center, the brand's largest store in Asia. To celebrate this opening, a massive event was held this week in an old industrial shipyard specially dressed up for the occasion, featuring Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse, in a spectacular show aiming to bring London to Shanghai for a night.

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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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