Offices at the Cartier Fondation building. A sadness atmosphere to work in.
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avigur_11 (22077) 2003-09-29 9:00
a very intersting view, good composition.
I like the fact that there's a same cone-shaped lamp in each room, but in a different position.
I think you shoult take this shot strait to get paralel lines, and crop the top yellow reflection.
anyway, nice job.
timmiles (0) 2003-09-29 11:48
You're right, what a sad atmosphere to work in. What makes it sadder are the futile attempts in each box like office to imprint a bit of individuality with pictures or plants. I also like the way that some offices are tidy and others less so. Would you be able to retake the photo so there isn't any glare on the glass? You need to be able to see into all of them really clearly to make this a perfect shot.
mimi (2325) 2003-09-29 16:50
Great shot. It really captures the monotony and smallness that can come with office work. I like the greenish cast, which gives the overall effect of dullness. I agree that it would be a more effective shot if you cropped it on the top and bottom to show just the three floors in the center.
green (1014) 2003-10-01 6:24
Not a too sad place to work in. I had the chance to visit the building few times (a friend work there), the offices are very bright as it is made of transparent or translucid glass and steel. From inside the offices offer a beautifull view of the street below (boulevard raspail) and over Paris for the higher floors.
These quite good photo of a detail from the building doesn't do any justice to this great buiding created by Jean Nouvel (he is also the architect of "L'institut du Monde Arabe"). Maybe you should go back there and visit the place again from outside and inside (There is usually great Contemporary Art Exhibit). You should visit the garden as well, a one of a kind in Paris, Theatrum Botanicum, wild and organised in the same time. It was created by Lothar Baumgarten and has 35 type of trees and hundreds of different variety of plants.
As I said before, this place is worth going back to take more picture.
Again the picture has a good composition, but I will agree with the other about getting the horizontal line straight and eliminate the glare on the windows.