An architect by training, I was born in Grenoble, France, where I lived until my early twenties. Growing up surrounded by grandiose mountains which I hiked, climbed and skied my entire life, I developed an idiosyncratic love for natural landscapes and by extension, the natural order. I am most touched by beauty that is derived from ordering principles and structures found in nature.
As an inherently creative person, it is not until later in life that I found my calling as an architect and a few years after that, as an architectural photographer and then a specialist in architectural culture and communications. In everything I did ever since I can remember, I brought a creative side that often got me categorized as a bit quirky, but that was always deeply satisfying to my insatiable curiosity and thirst for the new and unusual. These are character traits that I still cherish and nurture to this day, as they allow me to see things from a different perspective.
I have a lifelong love affair for two-wheeled modes of transportation, particularly motorcycles, which I justify as props for my photoshoots. The overwhelming feeling of freedom that one experiences riding a bike provides an ideal form of focused escape from this over-connected life. I am also partial to '79 to '99 hip-hop, german sports cars, jazz, classic menswear, shoes, french cuisine and wandering aimlessly while building stream-of-consciousness narratives in my head.
Starting revelateur in 2014 brought these multiple personalities together and allowed me to reconcile slightly schizophrenic and opposite lifestyles: the hip cosmopolitan urbanite vs. the outdoorsy nature lover, though I am still terrified of spiders.
revelateur also works with a team of top-notch assistants, writers, strategists, stylists, film-makers, graphic designers, and interns who have all played an instrumental part in its success at one point or another.
"The thought and planning of each photo shoot is incredible, and the check processes along the way ensure that the client knows what is happening throughout and what the direction the photography is going. "
Gloria Apostolou, Owner, Post Architecture.
"We are really happy with the photography done by Revelateur. They have been very professional when dealing with our clients and the projects look great. They have been instrumental in getting our projects published and getting attention online. Thanks Arnaud."
Cathy Garrido, Partner, Altius Inc.
"Revelateur Studio photography has captured an accurate representation of each of our buildings. Arnaud's background in architectural design is reflected in his appreciation to see each project's structural and aesthetic qualities. Emphasis on perspective control, depth of field and use of ambient light, communicate the harmony of each structure within their natural environments. Along with post-processing, a balanced lighting scheme is achieved resulting in the images being viewed as an art form."
Dan Molenaar, Owner, MAFCOHOUSE
"Arnaud is an extremely talented photographer and we are 100% satisfied every time we cooperate with Revelateur Studio. They have the unique skills to showcase our projects in the best possible way. Working with Arnaud was a very seamless, efficient, and fun experience. The photographs look great. He has a great understanding of what to capture in the space and is keen to receive and work with feedback."
David Premi, Principal, DPAI
"Arnaud took beautiful outdoor photographs of our park. He was fun to work with at the photoshoot and communication after the shoot was simple and quick. Overall we had a very positive experience working with Revelateur."
Erika Richmond, Landscape Architect, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect
"Arnaud captures the personality of the buildings and spaces he photographs. He is easy to work with, always open to feedback, and completes the assignments on schedule."
Jennifer Conron, Marketing & communications, DTAH
"Revelateur provided us with excellent photos and they were edited and delivered in a timely fashion. Their customer service was great and very professional while maintaining a friendly atmosphere. I highly recommend them."
Antoine Morris, Principal, A practice of everyday design
"Revelateur is talented, efficient, organized, prompt, empathetic, creative, knowledgeable, cooperative... in short, all one wants in an architectural photographer."
William Dewson, Principal, William Dewson Architects
"Engineered Assemblies works on brilliant buildings across Canada and Revelateur studio has been an asset in capturing these icons. Service and shots are impeccable. A rush for high resolution images went without delay and delivered before deadline. Arnaud’s world-wide architectural experience is evident in our images. Thank you Revelateur Studio."
Laura Sheridan, Marketing Manager, Engineered Assemblies
"By this end of this week, KSa will have submitted 4 RFPs and made one interview presentation. These submissions benefitted from the quick turn around on images we asked you to produce. We were quite pleased with the results; we certainly did not give you very photogenic spaces, yet we have useable images. I hope to have another project for you to shoot soon---which will involve interior photographs of refitted residential corridors."