An engineer by training, Pierre gave up integrated circuits for architectural photography. Born in 1982 in the Saint Pierre and Miquelon Islands in North America, Pierre was very early on marked by the striking contrast between the small colored wooden houses of his native archipelago of 6,000 inhabitants, and the ultramodern towers of large North American cities. After pursuing scientific studies in France and working for several years in computer labs, he decided to go against the grain by choosing artistic creation as a profession and as a way of life.
Based in Paris, France, he now dedicates himself to his profession as an architectural photographer and his artistic photography work. His style is characterized by a minimalist aesthetic that he puts at the service of the natural beauty of buildings, their geometry, their volumes, their colors …
A doctor from the Sorbonne University – Pierre et Marie Curie campus, trained in photography at the famous Gobelins image school, Pierre won the architectural photography competition organized in 2018 by the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. He won the Unsplash Photographer of the Year award in 2017 and 2018. He had his first solo exhibition in 2019, at the Europia gallery, Paris. His work has been published in L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Archinect Magazine, Fisheye Magazine, Phototrend, Prodibi.
Pierre produces architectural and interior design photography reports. Its practice covers all types of construction in public spaces: offices, residential buildings, major facilities and infrastructures, hotels, restaurants, luxury boutiques, etc.
For more information, check out my architectural photography skills and the main services I offer to architects, owners and journalists.
Latest architectural reports
Massy-sur-mesure – Fresh Architecture
Les Caryatides Residence – Manolo Nuñez-Yanowsky
Park and Chateau de Rentilly – Xavier Veilhan, Philippe Bona and Elisabeth Lemercier
Villa Arson, Nice – Michel Marot
Villa Savoye – Le Corbusier
Maeght Foundation – Josep Lluís Sert
Simone Veille student residence – AVVP Architecture
Louis Vuitton Foundation – Gehry Partners
Tribal Act tattoo and piercing studio – FREAKS Architecture
Copenhagen Business School (CBS) – Henning Larsen Architecture A / S
Mekoprint Chemigraphics and Mekoprint Electronics factories – Henning Larsen Architecture A / S
Nordea Bank Headquarters – Henning Larsen Architecture A/S
Enghøj Kirke – Henning Larsen Architecture A/S
Crematorium, Ringsted, Denmark – Henning Larsen Architecture A/S
Former Nordea Bank Headquarters – Henning Larsen Architecture A/S
Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S International Center – Henning Larsen Architecture A/S
Gentofte Municipal Library – Henning Larsen Architecture A/S
Malmö Stadsbibliotek – Henning Larsen Architecture A/S
Roskilde University Library – Henning Larsen Architecture A/S
Moesgaard Museum – Henning Larsen Architecture A/S
Danish National Opera – Henning Larsen Architecture A/S
Latest interior architecture & design reports
Brach Hotel, Paris
Cours des Vosges Hotel, Paris
Grands Boulevards Hotel, Paris
D’Orsay store, Paris
Holiday Boileau Boutique, Paris
Nous Boutique, Paris
Yvon Lambert bookstore, Paris
Cheval D’Or Restaurant, Paris
Cravan Restaurant, Paris
Kitsuné Louvre Restaurant, Paris
Le Chardenoux Restaurant – Cyril Lignac, Paris
Maison SOTA Restaurant, Paris
AT Restaurant, Paris
Girafe Restaurant, Paris
Robert Restaurant, Paris
May 2019. “(Dé) Constructions” Exhibition. Europia Gallery, 15 avenue de Ségur, 75007 Paris.
Photobook Fisheye Magazine, Issue 3, Spring 2019
Awards, articles and interviews
Winner of the architectural photography competition organized in 2018 by the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.
Photographer of the year 2017 and summer 2018 awards. Unsplash.
May 2019. France Info TV report on my artistic work.
May 2019. Article about my work in Phototrend.
September 2018. Article on my photographic work published in the French magazine “L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui”.
Interview “Colorful and minimalist architecture photography by Pierre Châtel-Innocenti” (Prodibi).
Interview on my artistic work published in Archinect magazine (article by Shane Reiner-Roth).
Feature of my photographic work on Instagram published by Fisheye magazine.