Author(s): Serge Ramelli
Paris is the City of Light, love, and savoir vivre. And this world-class capital is surely one of the planet's most photographed destinations, whether by tourists snapping a quick souvenir shot or professionals with high-end cameras. The brief preview we provide here shows how special this city really is. Paris has never been showcased as impressively, meaningfully, or dramatically as it is by the French photographer Serge Ramelli. His vision of the city-like all of his images-is unmistakably inspired by cinema. In addition to his second passion, filmmaking (which he does when he's not taking pictures), he is also fascinated by the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Ridley Scott. Ramelli's interpretation of the bustling metropolis of Paris is at once impressive and fabulous. Pulsing with life both day and night, the city appears nearly devoid of people-a heavily symbolic place with many facets to explore, shining with an inimitable light.
Fascinated by images from a very young age, in 2005 Serge Ramelli decided to devote his career to them. He thus became a professional photographer and film producer. His curious and creative spirit continually prompts him to discover new techniques, both photographic and computer-based, to better recreate the grandeur of cityscapes. He broadened his experience in the field of photography. Through training tutorials, he successfully teaches his processing of development including composition, equipment and editing, among other things. These computer guides are intended for enthusiasts and professionals who are eager to learn how to operate creative digital tools such as Lightroom or HDR (High Dynamic Range) that deliver powerful images rich in contrast and drama. Through the exceptional photographs of a Paris magnified by his cinematic vision, in this book Serge Ramelli offers a superb demonstration of his art.