Paris based photographer Romain Laprade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa . He may capture the simplest detail, like a lamp post or a car on the street — and yet there’s a sense of reminiscence that transports you to another time and place. His dreamy colour palette evokes a sense of warmth and nostalgia, like you’re suddenly in the South of France in the sixties.

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

What is your main photography principle?

“My main principle is to keep working as naturally as possible, following my instinct. I don’t like overthinking my projects. I want the result to be simple, concise and yet visually emotional. I want to create images that make people dream — that they’re in the picture almost. I like creating strong images that linger in the mind. And I also like to show places that are yet unknown to people.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

In your work, you present even the most mundane objects or places as aesthetic perfections. What does visual perfection means to you?

“I like to find beauty in the most unconcerning details of every-day life. I find it gives off a feeling of immense tranquility and I like capturing things that aren’t necessarily obvious — things you don’t notice at first hand. Visual perfection is absolutely essential to me. I like being surrounded by it. It somehow makes me happier, more relaxed and peaceful.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

What does your creation process look like?

“For my personal works, it’s mostly just to go out, looking for things to discover. It can be a city, a neighborhood, or a specific building. I try to locate interesting points through Google Maps, books or websites, but mostly, I let fate guide me to points. As for my commercial works, I start with a discussion with the potential client. It’s important that my aesthetics and philosophies fit the brand. With some brands it’s easier than others but that’s part of the industry.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

If you can tell an artist’s emotions and thoughts through their work, how would you say your works represent you as a person?

“I think I have to see the world differently in order to accept it. So I’m constantly forcing myself, unconsciously, to glorify what is around me and that is why I capture it. In a sense, my work represents the world as I want it to be — my work is what I see.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

Looking back at your works, what was the greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome? 

“I think the more important challenge, like with any other artist, is to keep your own aesthetics and vision, even with commercial jobs. I want my images to be recognizable and identifiable as mine, different from others.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

Lastly, what do you think has shaped you the most as an artist?

“That’s complicated to answer. I feel that everything has arrived naturally in a way. I certainly have been influenced by magazines, images and movies I watched when I was a kid. I’m also inspired by my summer holidays in the South of France when I was young. So it comes from every thing I’ve seen throughout my life.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.
Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.
Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Paris based photographer Romain Laprade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa . He may capture the simplest detail, like a lamp post or a car on the street — and yet there’s a sense of reminiscence that transports you to another time and place. His dreamy colour palette evokes a sense of warmth and nostalgia, like you’re suddenly in the South of France in the sixties.

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

What is your main photography principle?

“My main principle is to keep working as naturally as possible, following my instinct. I don’t like overthinking my projects. I want the result to be simple, concise and yet visually emotional. I want to create images that make people dream — that they’re in the picture almost. I like creating strong images that linger in the mind. And I also like to show places that are yet unknown to people.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

In your work, you present even the most mundane objects or places as aesthetic perfections. What does visual perfection means to you?

“I like to find beauty in the most unconcerning details of every-day life. I find it gives off a feeling of immense tranquility and I like capturing things that aren’t necessarily obvious — things you don’t notice at first hand. Visual perfection is absolutely essential to me. I like being surrounded by it. It somehow makes me happier, more relaxed and peaceful.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

What does your creation process look like?

“For my personal works, it’s mostly just to go out, looking for things to discover. It can be a city, a neighborhood, or a specific building. I try to locate interesting points through Google Maps, books or websites, but mostly, I let fate guide me to points. As for my commercial works, I start with a discussion with the potential client. It’s important that my aesthetics and philosophies fit the brand. With some brands it’s easier than others but that’s part of the industry.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

If you can tell an artist’s emotions and thoughts through their work, how would you say your works represent you as a person?

“I think I have to see the world differently in order to accept it. So I’m constantly forcing myself, unconsciously, to glorify what is around me and that is why I capture it. In a sense, my work represents the world as I want it to be — my work is what I see.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

Looking back at your works, what was the greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome? 

“I think the more important challenge, like with any other artist, is to keep your own aesthetics and vision, even with commercial jobs. I want my images to be recognizable and identifiable as mine, different from others.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

Lastly, what do you think has shaped you the most as an artist?

“That’s complicated to answer. I feel that everything has arrived naturally in a way. I certainly have been influenced by magazines, images and movies I watched when I was a kid. I’m also inspired by my summer holidays in the South of France when I was young. So it comes from every thing I’ve seen throughout my life.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.
Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.
Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Romain LaPrade on Nostalgia

Paris based photographer Romain Laprade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa . He may capture the simplest detail, like a lamp post or a car on the street — and yet there’s a sense of reminiscence that transports you to another time and place. His dreamy colour palette evokes a sense of warmth and nostalgia, like you’re suddenly in the South of France in the sixties.

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

What is your main photography principle?

“My main principle is to keep working as naturally as possible, following my instinct. I don’t like overthinking my projects. I want the result to be simple, concise and yet visually emotional. I want to create images that make people dream — that they’re in the picture almost. I like creating strong images that linger in the mind. And I also like to show places that are yet unknown to people.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

In your work, you present even the most mundane objects or places as aesthetic perfections. What does visual perfection means to you?

“I like to find beauty in the most unconcerning details of every-day life. I find it gives off a feeling of immense tranquility and I like capturing things that aren’t necessarily obvious — things you don’t notice at first hand. Visual perfection is absolutely essential to me. I like being surrounded by it. It somehow makes me happier, more relaxed and peaceful.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

What does your creation process look like?

“For my personal works, it’s mostly just to go out, looking for things to discover. It can be a city, a neighborhood, or a specific building. I try to locate interesting points through Google Maps, books or websites, but mostly, I let fate guide me to points. As for my commercial works, I start with a discussion with the potential client. It’s important that my aesthetics and philosophies fit the brand. With some brands it’s easier than others but that’s part of the industry.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

If you can tell an artist’s emotions and thoughts through their work, how would you say your works represent you as a person?

“I think I have to see the world differently in order to accept it. So I’m constantly forcing myself, unconsciously, to glorify what is around me and that is why I capture it. In a sense, my work represents the world as I want it to be — my work is what I see.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

Looking back at your works, what was the greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome? 

“I think the more important challenge, like with any other artist, is to keep your own aesthetics and vision, even with commercial jobs. I want my images to be recognizable and identifiable as mine, different from others.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

Lastly, what do you think has shaped you the most as an artist?

“That’s complicated to answer. I feel that everything has arrived naturally in a way. I certainly have been influenced by magazines, images and movies I watched when I was a kid. I’m also inspired by my summer holidays in the South of France when I was young. So it comes from every thing I’ve seen throughout my life.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Paris based photographer Romain Laprade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa . He may capture the simplest detail, like a lamp post or a car on the street — and yet there’s a sense of reminiscence that transports you to another time and place. His dreamy colour palette evokes a sense of warmth and nostalgia, like you’re suddenly in the South of France in the sixties.

What is your main photography principle?

“My main principle is to keep working as naturally as possible, following my instinct. I don’t like overthinking my projects. I want the result to be simple, concise and yet visually emotional. I want to create images that make people dream — that they’re in the picture almost. I like creating strong images that linger in the mind. And I also like to show places that are yet unknown to people.”

If you can tell an artist’s emotions and thoughts through their work, how would you say your works represent you as a person?

“I think I have to see the world differently in order to accept it. So I’m constantly forcing myself, unconsciously, to glorify what is around me and that is why I capture it. In a sense, my work represents the world as I want it to be — my work is what I see.”

In your work, you present even the most mundane objects or places as aesthetic perfections. What does visual perfection means to you?

“I like to find beauty in the most unconcerning details of every-day life. I find it gives off a feeling of immense tranquility and I like capturing things that aren’t necessarily obvious — things you don’t notice at first hand. Visual perfection is absolutely essential to me. I like being surrounded by it. It somehow makes me happier, more relaxed and peaceful.”

Looking back at your works, what was the greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome? 

“I think the more important challenge, like with any other artist, is to keep your own aesthetics and vision, even with commercial jobs. I want my images to be recognizable and identifiable as mine, different from others.”

What does your creation process look like?

“For my personal works, it’s mostly just to go out, looking for things to discover. It can be a city, a neighborhood, or a specific building. I try to locate interesting points through Google Maps, books or websites, but mostly, I let fate guide me to points. As for my commercial works, I start with a discussion with the potential client. It’s important that my aesthetics and philosophies fit the brand. With some brands it’s easier than others but that’s part of the industry.”

Lastly, what do you think has shaped you the most as an artist?

“That’s complicated to answer. I feel that everything has arrived naturally in a way. I certainly have been influenced by magazines, images and movies I watched when I was a kid. I’m also inspired by my summer holidays in the South of France when I was young. So it comes from every thing I’ve seen throughout my life.”

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

Romain LaPrade on Nostalgia

Paris based photographer Romain Laprade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa . He may capture the simplest detail, like a lamp post or a car on the street — and yet there’s a sense of reminiscence that transports you to another time and place. His dreamy colour palette evokes a sense of warmth and nostalgia, like you’re suddenly in the South of France in the sixties.

What is your main photography principle?

“My main principle is to keep working as naturally as possible, following my instinct. I don’t like overthinking my projects. I want the result to be simple, concise and yet visually emotional. I want to create images that make people dream — that they’re in the picture almost. I like creating strong images that linger in the mind. And I also like to show places that are yet unknown to people.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

In your work, you present even the most mundane objects or places as aesthetic perfections. What does visual perfection means to you?

“I like to find beauty in the most unconcerning details of every-day life. I find it gives off a feeling of immense tranquility and I like capturing things that aren’t necessarily obvious — things you don’t notice at first hand. Visual perfection is absolutely essential to me. I like being surrounded by it. It somehow makes me happier, more relaxed and peaceful.”

What does your creation process look like?

“For my personal works, it’s mostly just to go out, looking for things to discover. It can be a city, a neighborhood, or a specific building. I try to locate interesting points through Google Maps, books or websites, but mostly, I let fate guide me to points. As for my commercial works, I start with a discussion with the potential client. It’s important that my aesthetics and philosophies fit the brand. With some brands it’s easier than others but that’s part of the industry.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

If you can tell an artist’s emotions and thoughts through their work, how would you say your works represent you as a person?

“I think I have to see the world differently in order to accept it. So I’m constantly forcing myself, unconsciously, to glorify what is around me and that is why I capture it. In a sense, my work represents the world as I want it to be — my work is what I see.”

Looking back at your works, what was the greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome? 

“I think the more important challenge, like with any other artist, is to keep your own aesthetics and vision, even with commercial jobs. I want my images to be recognizable and identifiable as mine, different from others.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

Lastly, what do you think has shaped you the most as an artist?

“That’s complicated to answer. I feel that everything has arrived naturally in a way. I certainly have been influenced by magazines, images and movies I watched when I was a kid. I’m also inspired by my summer holidays in the South of France when I was young. So it comes from every thing I’ve seen throughout my life.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

This interview was featured in Currant Magazine's book N°Fantastic.

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

Romain LaPrade on Nostalgia

Paris based photographer Romain Laprade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa . He may capture the simplest detail, like a lamp post or a car on the street — and yet there’s a sense of reminiscence that transports you to another time and place. His dreamy colour palette evokes a sense of warmth and nostalgia, like you’re suddenly in the South of France in the sixties.

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

What is your main photography principle?

“My main principle is to keep working as naturally as possible, following my instinct. I don’t like overthinking my projects. I want the result to be simple, concise and yet visually emotional. I want to create images that make people dream — that they’re in the picture almost. I like creating strong images that linger in the mind. And I also like to show places that are yet unknown to people.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

In your work, you present even the most mundane objects or places as aesthetic perfections. What does visual perfection means to you?

“I like to find beauty in the most unconcerning details of every-day life. I find it gives off a feeling of immense tranquility and I like capturing things that aren’t necessarily obvious — things you don’t notice at first hand. Visual perfection is absolutely essential to me. I like being surrounded by it. It somehow makes me happier, more relaxed and peaceful.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

What does your creation process look like?

“For my personal works, it’s mostly just to go out, looking for things to discover. It can be a city, a neighborhood, or a specific building. I try to locate interesting points through Google Maps, books or websites, but mostly, I let fate guide me to points. As for my commercial works, I start with a discussion with the potential client. It’s important that my aesthetics and philosophies fit the brand. With some brands it’s easier than others but that’s part of the industry.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

If you can tell an artist’s emotions and thoughts through their work, how would you say your works represent you as a person?

“I think I have to see the world differently in order to accept it. So I’m constantly forcing myself, unconsciously, to glorify what is around me and that is why I capture it. In a sense, my work represents the world as I want it to be — my work is what I see.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

Looking back at your works, what was the greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome? 

“I think the more important challenge, like with any other artist, is to keep your own aesthetics and vision, even with commercial jobs. I want my images to be recognizable and identifiable as mine, different from others.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

Lastly, what do you think has shaped you the most as an artist?

“That’s complicated to answer. I feel that everything has arrived naturally in a way. I certainly have been influenced by magazines, images and movies I watched when I was a kid. I’m also inspired by my summer holidays in the South of France when I was young. So it comes from every thing I’ve seen throughout my life.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.
Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.
Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

This interview was featured in Currant Magazine's book N°Fantastic.

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Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

Romain LaPrade on Nostalgia

Paris based photographer Romain Laprade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa . He may capture the simplest detail, like a lamp post or a car on the street — and yet there’s a sense of reminiscence that transports you to another time and place. His dreamy colour palette evokes a sense of warmth and nostalgia, like you’re suddenly in the South of France in the sixties.

What is your main photography principle?

“My main principle is to keep working as naturally as possible, following my instinct. I don’t like overthinking my projects. I want the result to be simple, concise and yet visually emotional. I want to create images that make people dream — that they’re in the picture almost. I like creating strong images that linger in the mind. And I also like to show places that are yet unknown to people.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

In your work, you present even the most mundane objects or places as aesthetic perfections. What does visual perfection means to you?

“I like to find beauty in the most unconcerning details of every-day life. I find it gives off a feeling of immense tranquility and I like capturing things that aren’t necessarily obvious — things you don’t notice at first hand. Visual perfection is absolutely essential to me. I like being surrounded by it. It somehow makes me happier, more relaxed and peaceful.”

What does your creation process look like?

“For my personal works, it’s mostly just to go out, looking for things to discover. It can be a city, a neighborhood, or a specific building. I try to locate interesting points through Google Maps, books or websites, but mostly, I let fate guide me to points. As for my commercial works, I start with a discussion with the potential client. It’s important that my aesthetics and philosophies fit the brand. With some brands it’s easier than others but that’s part of the industry.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

If you can tell an artist’s emotions and thoughts through their work, how would you say your works represent you as a person?

“I think I have to see the world differently in order to accept it. So I’m constantly forcing myself, unconsciously, to glorify what is around me and that is why I capture it. In a sense, my work represents the world as I want it to be — my work is what I see.”

Looking back at your works, what was the greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome? 

“I think the more important challenge, like with any other artist, is to keep your own aesthetics and vision, even with commercial jobs. I want my images to be recognizable and identifiable as mine, different from others.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

Lastly, what do you think has shaped you the most as an artist?

“That’s complicated to answer. I feel that everything has arrived naturally in a way. I certainly have been influenced by magazines, images and movies I watched when I was a kid. I’m also inspired by my summer holidays in the South of France when I was young. So it comes from every thing I’ve seen throughout my life.”

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview

This interview was featured in Currant Magazine's book N°Fantastic.

Romain LaPrade Currant Magazine interview
Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

Romain LaPrade on Nostalgia

Paris based photographer Romain Laprade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa . He may capture the simplest detail, like a lamp post or a car on the street — and yet there’s a sense of reminiscence that transports you to another time and place. His dreamy colour palette evokes a sense of warmth and nostalgia, like you’re suddenly in the South of France in the sixties.

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

What is your main photography principle?

“My main principle is to keep working as naturally as possible, following my instinct. I don’t like overthinking my projects. I want the result to be simple, concise and yet visually emotional. I want to create images that make people dream — that they’re in the picture almost. I like creating strong images that linger in the mind. And I also like to show places that are yet unknown to people.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

In your work, you present even the most mundane objects or places as aesthetic perfections. What does visual perfection means to you?

“I like to find beauty in the most unconcerning details of every-day life. I find it gives off a feeling of immense tranquility and I like capturing things that aren’t necessarily obvious — things you don’t notice at first hand. Visual perfection is absolutely essential to me. I like being surrounded by it. It somehow makes me happier, more relaxed and peaceful.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

What does your creation process look like?

“For my personal works, it’s mostly just to go out, looking for things to discover. It can be a city, a neighborhood, or a specific building. I try to locate interesting points through Google Maps, books or websites, but mostly, I let fate guide me to points. As for my commercial works, I start with a discussion with the potential client. It’s important that my aesthetics and philosophies fit the brand. With some brands it’s easier than others but that’s part of the industry.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

If you can tell an artist’s emotions and thoughts through their work, how would you say your works represent you as a person?

“I think I have to see the world differently in order to accept it. So I’m constantly forcing myself, unconsciously, to glorify what is around me and that is why I capture it. In a sense, my work represents the world as I want it to be — my work is what I see.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

Looking back at your works, what was the greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome? 

“I think the more important challenge, like with any other artist, is to keep your own aesthetics and vision, even with commercial jobs. I want my images to be recognizable and identifiable as mine, different from others.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

Lastly, what do you think has shaped you the most as an artist?

“That’s complicated to answer. I feel that everything has arrived naturally in a way. I certainly have been influenced by magazines, images and movies I watched when I was a kid. I’m also inspired by my summer holidays in the South of France when I was young. So it comes from every thing I’ve seen throughout my life.”

Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.
Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.
Photographer Romain LaPrade is known for his visually mesmerizing photographs shot for clients like Isabel Marant, Aesop and Rimowa. We sit down for a conversation with the Romain to talk about his work and life in general.

This interview was featured in Currant Magazine's book N°Fantastic.

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