DESCRIPTIONLa Grande Arche de la Défense is a monument and building in the business district of La Défense in Paris, France. A great national design competition was launched in 1982 as the initiative of French president François Mitterrand. Danish architect Johann Otto von Spreckelsen and Danish engineer Erik Reitzel designed the winning entry to be a late-20th-century version of the Arc de Triomphe: a monument to humanity and humanitarian ideals rather than military victories.
This photo was taken on a beautiful sunny day in October 2016 during a photography workshop I was attending in Paris. What attracted me to this scene was the symmetry as well as the geometry of the building and the netting.
AUTHORI’m an avid, amateur fine art photographer currently based in London.
I began my own journey with travel photography, aiming to capture the essence of each of the places I visited. Inspired by the contemporary environment of Singapore, I later focused my attention on cityscapes and architecture. More recently, I find myself attracted to nature and seascapes.