kathmandu Jazz Scene - Nepal Portraits

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

Tim Franco is an Asia based photographer living between Seoul & Shanghai and available for assignment in China, South Korea, Japan and all over asia. Contact him at tim@propagandastudio.asia

Fashion Designer Portraits

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. 

Tim Franco is available for editorial and commercial assignments including portraits, stories and architecture in China, Korea and Hong Kong please contact him at timfranco@gmail.com

Behind the Scene | Shanghai Fashion Shoot

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 tim@propagandastudio.asia

Northern Lights in Norway

As I was traveling in the Lofoten islands in Norway to work on a story about Arctic Surfers, I was often on the road , driving from one surfing spot to the other and back to the beautiful fishing village of Sorvagen. Every night, I could see the beautiful Northern Lights ( Aurora Borealis ) appearing on the sky above me. It was not part of my project but i could not resist the temptation of stopping the car and capturing those fascinating ray of green colours traveling through the beautiful star filled sky.

Tim Franco is an Asia based photographer available for commercial and editorial photography assignment in South Korea, China and South east Asia.

Fashion Editorial for Grazia | Shanghai

Last month, I was assigned by Grazia to cover a Max Mara event in Shanghai. The fashion show happened in the old exhibition center that was completely transformed for the occasion ! Here a few of the photos as well as the press clippings

Tim Franco is an award winning photographer based in Asia and available for editorial assignment in Seoul, Shanghai , Beijing & Hong Kong.

Lotte Tower | Architecture Photography

The Lotte Tower is the second tallest building in East Asia and by far the tallest skyscraper in South Korea. Designed by KPF architects, it will be completed in a few month and will become part of the landscape of the South Korean capital Seoul. Here are a few images.

Tim Franco is an architecture photographer based in Seoul & Shanghai and available for architecture assignment all over asia, contact him at timfranco@gmail.com or tim@propagandastudio.asia

Wolmido vintage park | South Korea Photographer

Between assignments, I am spending some good and deserved rest time in my new home in Seoul / South Korea. But i can't help myself to pick up the camera and shoot what attracts my eyes. Recently I discovered this really vintage amusement park on a small island in Incheon, a one hour ride away from the capital city by subway.

Tim Franco is a documentary & commercial photographer now based in Seoul South Korea and taking commercial photography assignment in the whole east asia region.

First Light - Fishing in the Celtic Sea | Documentary Photographer

While back in Brittany for the summer ( western part of France where my family is from ), I traveled to a small village of fisherman in the remote part of the region to start a new photography project. While the main project just started, I also did a mini series while going fishing with some local fisherman in the Celtic Sea.

We left around 2.30 am to reach the the trawling point at sunrise around 5.30 to 6 am. The boat is trawling his net at the bottom of the ocean three to five times per fishing sessions. The main catch is Langoustine but about 20 to 30 % of the revenue is still made with other fishes , squids, crabs and other kinds of ocean creature that get caught in the net. 15 to 17 hours are spent on the sea every day on the weak and the work can be dangerous especially in big waves when the boat is rocked in every direction. Accidents can happen quickly 

This series is available for editorial usage | please contact me at timfranco@gmail.com

Future Sound of China | Editorial Photography

Last month I have traveled around China to portray the Future Sound of China, a story about upcoming and underground musician around the middle kingdom. All the portraits were shot on my old and favorite hasselblad on film. Here are some of the portraits and the tear sheets of the article 

Tim Franco is a photographer based in Asia out of Seoul and travels monthly to China and East asia for editorial and commercial photography assignment

Seoul travel story | Travel Photography for L'Express

I moved earlier this year to my new apartment on the beautiful hill of Namsam in the center of the capital city of South Korea. A few weeks ago I was assigned by the french magazine l'Express for a travel story here in Seoul. Here are a few tear sheets from that story.

Tim Franco is Seoul / Shangai / Beijing based photographer available for editorial and commercial photography assignment all over Asia. 

Fashion Photography | STELLA DESIGN

I have recently worked on a small fashion shoot for a local Shanghai Designer. The set up was quite simple and I have decided to shoot using a medium format film camera. Here are some of the result of the work produced for the 3 outfits.

Tim Franco is aFashion & Lifestyle photographer available for assignment in Seoul ( South Korea ) & Shanghai ( China ). contact him at timfranco@gmail.com

UBER Commercial Photography Campaign

Last year, we were contacted through Propaganda Studio to produce images for the new China photography campaign for UBER. Here some of the images I shot

Tim Franco is a Seoul ( South Korea ) and Shanghai ( China ) based photographer who is available for commercial assignment through his agency Propaganda Studio based in Hong Kong

Luxury Brand & Exhibition photographer for Louis Vuitton in Asia

In the past few weeks I was commissioned through Actu Asia & Propaganda Studio to document & Photograph the Louis Vuitton Series 2 in Beijing China & Seoul, South Korea. It was a really good experience working in those great cities on the same project. On top of photographing the spaces, I ve documented the visit from celebrities such as Jennifer Connely, Fang Bing Bing, Tang Yan in China, Doona Bae or Clauda Kim in South Korea.

Kim Soo-hyun

Kim Soo-hyun

Tang Yan

Tang Yan

Soo Young Choi of Girl's Generation

Tang Yan

Fan BingBing

Vip Guest

Jennifer Connely

Tim Franco is a Seoul & China based photographer available for commercial assignment

Chongqing Project feature in 6 mois & Visa Festival

As I am spending a lot of time working on the book publication of my Chongqing Project, I had the pleasure to see the Chongqing series published in a 22 pages feature in french photographic magazine 6 mois. The series was displayed by the magazine at the Visa pour l'image festival in Perpignan. Please find 

Kerry Center Shanghai Architecture Photography

This month, I was assigned by KPF ( Kohn Pedersen Fox ) to photograph the finished project of the new Kerry Center + Shangri La in downtown Shanghai. The project is an interesting addition of cubes and grids. It was quite interesting to photograph.

The photos can be viewed directly on KPF official website:

http://kpf.com/project.asp?S=1&ID=321

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If you need architecture photography services in China please contact me directly by email or through our agency : http://www.propagandastudio.asia/

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Architecture in China | Made By Chinese

Made by Chinese | Available in 2014

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In 2011 / 2012, I have spent about a year working with a great team of people on a book about Architecture in China. After more than a year of scanning, editing, writing, the book is finally here and it looks incredible !

Its a double volume box with a first book gathering most of the text and some of the photos and another 400 pages book gathering most of my photo work  ! It is with great pleasure that I rediscover the photos. Together with journalist Frederic Edelmann and with Urbanist Jeremie Descamps, we travel most of China, from cities to country side to explore the most unique work of architecture made in China. I would like to thanks the gallery Enrico Navarra and especially Sebastien Morreu who did this project possible.

The book will be available in China first and then France and others. Publishing date and launch event will be announce through my website . Here below a few snaps from inside the book. Most of the photo have been shot in large format slides 4x5 and the real prints is really nice to look at !

Some of the work published in the book can be seen on my website here : http://www.timfranco.com/spaces/ 

 

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