Gelot Anthony is one of the most flourishing and impacting photographers throughout Paris. Once you catch a snippet of this work, it becomes very addictive.
Take a look at the colours and detail saturated in each of his photographs, some so peculiar and never-before seen its almost convincing that they derived from a fairy tale.
The Texture – The glossy, metallic feel, the dark and rusty edging bring an exciting frame to his work.
The Inspiration – The dominance of a building, the supremacy in a car engine, the fun behind skate boarding and the intricate designs locked in architecture are all highlighted beautifully in his work.
The feeling – Motivation to travel, a flame to explore, a buzz to focus on your surroundings and most importantly, the sensation to photograph absolutely anything.
Gelot Antony lives in Paris, capturing some of the most engaging shots and aspects of his home town across Flickr. Inspired into the life of photography by the birth of his daughter, Gelot has found himself on a successful journey, capturing the most intricate moments and monuments. Highly engaged in travelling, Gelot enjoys using HDR and Fish Eye Lenses to capture his environment in an electrifying way.
So let’s get to know the mind of Gelot Antony a little bit more…
What triggered your passion for photography?
It started at the birth of my daughter. I would enjoy taking pictures of her.
What’s the hard work involved in becoming a noticed photographer?
I never believed that I could become a noticed photographer. I initially took photographs at first for myself, for my own pleasure. Afterwards, I would share these with the people around me, and then people soon began impatiently waiting to see the next piece of my work.
Why do you take pleasure in photography?
Photography is a way to share my vision of the things that surround me.
Do you feel you influence others with your work?
Using my HDR techniques influences others, as I gain angle shots that are really unique across photography.
What’s your advice for beginners in photography?
If you need advice, look on the internet. I never took lessons professionally; anything I needed to know was on the internet. It’s a matter of looking and practicing.
What’s your most memorable photographing experience?
New York! Before I was a photographer I completely fell in love with this city. After getting the grip with things, three years later I returned just to focus on my photography. It was the best three days of my photographing life. The city is just perfect for my camera and I, I would love to live there.
Where is your favourite place to shoot?
That’s a hard question, as all of Paris is an incredible playground to shoot in!
What’s your fondest photograph you have taken? Does it hold a story?
The photograph of the motorcyclist facing a police car in action. It’s not easy to find policemen who are okay with your photographing them during work. It’s a very rare picture, not many people can get a shot like this.
Has photography changed your life?
Yes. I now have motivation and aspiration of a career in photography. Its always been my passion, but as soon as possible I want it to be my full time job.