A story from North Korea by Asia photographer Tim Franco.Read More
Last winter, I was assigned by Accor to shoot one their newest hotel in Inner Mongolia. The Pullman was located in the city of Baotou, at the gates of the Gobi Desert. The photos will be used by the Accor group for marketing and commercial purposes. Here are some of those images:
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There is something magic and electrifying about walking around Tokyo at night. The kabukicho district in Tokyo is certainly one of the most lively and extravagant district out there. Between bars, live shows and love motels, I enjoyed a few days in the city to shoot some of the streets with a medium format analog camera. Here are some of those photos:
Tim Franco is available for editorial and commercial assignments in Japan and greater Asia.
Tim Magazine assigned me to portray Seo Ji-hyun in South Korea. Miss Seo is a prosecutor who was the first woman to speak out about the #MeToo movement in South Korea. Her courage inspired thousands of women in the country. It was a last minute assignment and we had very little to work with but I am pretty happy with the final photo!
Tim Franco is available for editorial portrait assignments in Asia.
As both Koreas are trying to work towards a peace solution, the defections from the DPRK are happening daily. In my first chapter ( http://www.timfranco.com/unperson ), I have interviewed & portrayed those defectors. This time, I traveled along the border of the secretive state and China. The two countries are separated by two rivers and one mountain. Most of the defectors are crossing the rivers into China before finding their difficult way into South Korea. Crossing those rivers is the first step into a new world. Those photos are documenting those places and showing how close and easy it is to make this first step.
All those photos are copyrighted Tim Franco 2018 and available for editorial use upon request.
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The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics opened on February 9th. As South Korea just spent 600 million euros on a brand new winter resort, we need only travel one hour North of the new site to find the previous Alps Resort, brutally abandoned 12 years ago. An eerie place that lets one wonder about the fleeting legacy of the Olympic games.
Here is a selection of large format photograph taken in this site as well as a drone video footage of the resort
Those image and a wilder selection of digital ones are available for editorial usage upon request, please get in touch with email@example.com. All drone footages are also available.
Tim Franco is a documentary photographer and drone pilot available for assignment in Asia
The Metamorpolis series is currently exhibited in Nantes at le Passage Saintes Croix until the 21st of november. It is the biggest and I have to say, nicest exhibition produce so far on this project and I was thrilled to be part of the opening event. Here is a few photos of the space .
Please don't hesitate to contact me directly if you have any question about the exhibition or the project or if you are interested to get the book please go to http://www.metamorpolis.com to purchase a copy !
Following my latest post, I wanted to share this time the beginning of my commercial assignment. I was following the fruit shipping industry in Costa Rica and the obvious first step was the Banana Picking in the plantations. I followed a group of men on their daily routine, from sunrise to sunset with their mule.
Tim Franco is an editorial & Commercial photographer based in Asia and available for assignments worldwide.
Travel Photography from Limon and Cahuita in Costa RicaRead More
During the summer of 2017, a collection of photos from my Metamorpolis project are exhibited at the "Maison de la Chine" in downtown Paris. The venue has a Chinese Tea House which includes exhibitions year around. Here are few phone photos of the exhibition.
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As part of the launch of their new watch, Chanel hold a special event in Shanghai China. I was assigned to set up a booth to photograph celebrities and guests. The images had to look like an advertising and were processed on site through a mirror app. Here are some of my favorite portrait for the shoot as well as a small display of the final images delivered.
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A few month ago, I was assigned by Silk Road magazine to travel to Nepal to shoot a story on the small growing local Jazz Scene in Kathmandu. During a few days in the capital, I have met many musicians and shot their portraits. Here are some of them
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Portraits of modern Mongolia as part of a story on Mongolian DemocracyRead More
More photos from a story I have worked on a few month ago about the new democracy in Mongolia. During my time there, I had the chance to visit local herders and resident from the Capital city Ulan Bator as well as prominent politician & Journalists. Here is a few photos taken in the Mongolian Capital city
Tim Franco is a documentary and commercial photographer available for assignment all over asia.
Last month, I had the chance to travel back to Mongolia to work on a story about Democracy and the coming presidential election for Monocle Magazine. We have spent an intense week meeting all kinds of interesting characters from herders to the probable future president of the country. Here are few photos taken in the steppe.
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Earlier this year I traveled back to Chongqing to work on a story for The Good Life Magazine. It was a nice experience to look around the city and see how much has changed since I have last visited it. Here are a few of the images from that body of work as well as the tearsheets.
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It is 3.30 pm on the Lofoten islands. The sun has set almost an hour ago and the moon rising between two snow mountains reflects its bright light onto the icy beach of Flakstad.
Even though we are hundreds of kilometers North of the Arctic Circle , the most popular activity here is surfing . The Lofoten islands are famous worldwide for their scenic fishing villages surrounded by snow mountains, icy bays and northern lights. Although it is cod fishing that has traditionally played the dominant role in the islands’ history a local surfing scene has emerged in the little bay of Unstad, cut off from the rest of the island by mountains. Nowadays, what used to be the village school has become a surf camp welcoming adventurers and professional surfers from all around the world coming to defy the best waves of the Arctic.
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This month issue of the Silk Road magazines feature a story about up & coming fashion designer in China that I have shot . As I often work with this magazine, each portrait was done on my old time favorite Hasselblad Medium format Film camera. Here is a couple of the portrait as well as the tearsheets.
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A couple month back as I was visiting the Lofoten islands , i had to pleasure to meet Roger, a very nice fisherman eager to share his knowledge and stories, here are a few photos from a beautiful morning spent discussing the preparation for the Cod Fishing Season near Roger's boat. I am hopping our path will cross again !
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Last week, I was producing a photoshoot for my agency Propaganda Studio in Shanghai with one of our photographer (Victor Marvillet ) . The client asked us to document the process and I snap a few photos & videos during the photo shoot. It ended up looking nice and completely different than the actual result of the commercial shoot. Here are some of the images.
Tim Franco is Seoul & Shanghai based photographer available for commercial assignment all over the Asia region - you can also see more of his commercial work on his agency website at Propaganda Studio. Contact him directly for photography assignment at email@example.com