Adopting an unusual focus on the foyers of European apartments and office blocks, French photographer Romain Laprade captures an element of architecture so often overlooked. Attracted to the spaces which are typically forgotten – the empty places, built for waiting in, that merely serve the more important spaces beyond them.

His series of still life photographs take on a range of building spaces – drawn towards attractive modernist scenes – and imbues them with a soft, cinematic quality that creates a new sense of perspective in the static shots. Engaging and evocative, the absence of people allows the light and shadow that fall on the lines and curves of the inanimate objects to steal the scene.

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