During a weekend trip this past winter, Thibaud Poirier sought to capture the timelessness of Venice, a task easier done there than in other cities like Paris or Buenos Aires or Tokyo, because of Venice’s lack of cars. He took his camera out during the city’s quieter hours. As a self-taught photographer, his focus is to capture the beauty and energy of places as he sees them. For this reason night photography holds a special place in his work. In this photo series, the still waters of the canals reflect illuminated docks and the warm-toned weathered facades of the city’s brick and stucco buildings. Despite the aquatic elements in his image, the photographer actually took all the shots on land, from bridges, ledges, and dead-end streets. You can see more of Poirier’s work and travels on his Instagram Page and Behance, and find information on purchasing fine art prints on his website.
“I have spent most of my life experiencing other cities and cultures across the world.”
“Growing up in these vastly different landscapes and cultures, early on I developed a love and fascination for architecture and urban environments.”
Poirier explains that he used Google Maps to locate bridge and canal intersections, and then explored the pinpointed areas on foot.
Venice has been known as “La Dominante”, “La Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, and “City of Canals”.
Venice is world-famous for its canals it is built on an archipelago of 118 islands formed by about 150 canals in a shallow lagoon.