Jerome Sauvage Photo

City. Black and white. Movement and stillness. People pass by but the rest remains. 

All pictures taken by me. New York, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Finland...
Summer, Winter. Day, night. Short bursts, long exposures. Black and white only.

Paris - 2019
View of the Eiffel Tower from the Palais de Chaillot and Trocadero. Iphone shot, long exposure shot with a tripod. It took me a long time to get in the right spot, in the middle of a throng of tourists taking selfies, but it was definitely worth it.

Paris - 2020
A basketball shot in the afternoon light. Taken on the new playground in Les Halles.

Paris - 2020
Shadow of a skateboard jump. Les Halles.

New York - Central Park - 2016

New York - 2016. 
Taken in Central Park at night. Shot with a Canon DSLR. Long exposure in the snow with a tripod. View of the 59th and 58th street buildings in Manhattan, across a tree and across the Lake.

Paris - 2020
Riverbank of the Seine river in the June morning sun. Backlit silhouettes line the view.

Beaujolais - 2020
Drone photography. A car on a small countryside road in the middle of the vineyards. 

New York - 2016.
The new World Trade Center subway station and shopping center. Shot with Canon DSLR. 

Beaujolais - 2020
Drone photography. Quintessential French countryside: football and wine.

Paris - 2018
Backlit view of the Pont des Arts. Shot taken with a 250 teleobjective, from the Eastern tip of the Ile de la Cite. Pure random luck to be walking there at that moment and get that shot.

Finland - 2019
Birch trees in Lapland. End of March there is still deep in winter, with lots of snow. Eerie atmosphere given by the white snow and the darks forests.

Paris - 2019
View of the tip of the Ile de la Cite and the Seine river from the Pont des Arts, showing the Pont Neg spreading on both sides. Slightly long exposure with an IPhone. 

Finland - 2019
Frozen lake in Lapland. Loved the contrast between the white snow and skies versus the black trees.

Madrid - 2018
Possibly the most famous pair of paintings in the Prado museum in Madrid, the Dos de Mayo and Tres de Mayo are the expression by Francisco de Goya of the city’s rebellion against Napoleon’s army on May 2nd, 1808 and of the army’s taking back controls of the city on the following day. 

Above Khabarovsk - 2020
Aerial shot taken from the Tokyo-Paris Air France plane with a DSLR. A quasi abstract painting created by the frozen  tributaries of the Amur river in Eastern Siberia. 

Paris - 2020
The stay at home days. One single bike in a bike stand, from my window. 

Mauritius - 2020
Palm trees from below, silhouetted against the strong Mauritius February sun. Always loved these backlit geometries.

Rome - 2019
The dome of Saint Peter’s basilica in the Vatican City, reflected in a small puddle after the morning’s rain. One of those lucky shots.

Pyramiden / Svalbard - 2017
An empty building in the abandoned town of Pyramiden in the very Northern archipelago of Svalbard / Spitsbergen. The archipel is managed by Norway but open to all countries, and Pyramiden was a Russian mining town until 1998. Now a ghost town, it remains a tourist attraction due to its many “World’s northernmost” records, including the northernmost statue of Lenin.  

Pyramiden / Svalbard - 2017

An empty playground in the abandoned town of Pyramiden in the very Northern archipelago of Svalbard / Spitsbergen. The archipel is managed by Norway but open to all countries, and Pyramiden was a Russian mining town until 1998. Now a ghost town, it remains a tourist attraction due to its many “World’s northernmost” records, including the northernmost statue of Lenin.  

Pyramiden / Svalbard - 2017
An empty gymnasium in the abandoned town of Pyramiden in the very Northern archipelago of Svalbard / Spitsbergen. The archipel is managed by Norway but open to all countries, and Pyramiden was a Russian mining town until 1998. Now a ghost town, it remains a tourist attraction due to its many “World’s northernmost” records, including the northernmost statue of Lenin... and here the northernmost handball field! 

Svalbard - 2017
"Valid all across Svalbard"
Polar bears roam free all across the archipelago, where it is mandatory to have at least one rifle as soon as your leave the main town, Longyearbyen.

Pyramiden / Svalbard - 2017
An empty building in the abandoned town of Pyramiden in the very Northern archipelago of Svalbard / Spitsbergen. The archipel is managed by Norway but open to all countries, and Pyramiden was a Russian mining town until 1998. Now a ghost town, it remains a tourist attraction due to its many “World’s northernmost” records, including the northernmost statue of Lenin. 
This specific building has been settled by birds - 3, 4, 5 of them in each windowstill, and dozens circling the building.

Pyramiden / Svalbard - 2017
An empty building in the abandoned town of Pyramiden in the very Northern archipelago of Svalbard / Spitsbergen. The archipel is managed by Norway but open to all countries, and Pyramiden was a Russian mining town until 1998. Now a ghost town, it remains a tourist attraction due to its many “World’s northernmost” records, including the northernmost statue of Lenin.  
Arktikugol (Arctic Coal), as indicated in the billboard, is a Russian coal mining enterprise which still owns the town of Pyramiden. 
The billboard also indicated the town's latitude: 79 degrees North.

Rome - 2019
The sun shining through the ruins of the Colosseum in Rome. 

New York - 2016
One of the first shots I took with my first DLSR. Only a simple grouping of bikes in a Manhattan sidewalk, but I love it.

Tuscany - 2019
Tentative close-up of a soap bubble in the Tuscan sun, in a small town's main piazza.

Tuscany - 2019
Close-up of a soap bubble being blown.

Paris - 2019
The highly unusual and singular architecture of the Centre Pompidou - better known as Beaubourg to Parisians - home of the French Museum of Modern Art. I have always been very fond of this building, and of the various angles from which you can shoot it.

Perugia - 2019
Small Italian car. Perugia city piazza high above the Umbrian hills. Tourists and locals enjoying the nice summer end afternoon.

Tuscany - 2019
It might sound weird but I had always dreamed of seeing the cypress trees in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany. A white gravel road, a few cypresses and hay balls under the scorching August sun, and here is a shot I really love. Shot from the via Santa Caterina in Pienza.

Tuscany - 2019
A lonely cypress tree in a scorched hay field under the August sun. Shot from the walls of the beautiful little fortified town of Pienza in the Val d'Orcia.

Tuscany - 2019
The famous cypress trees of the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany, trowing their - small - August shade on the scorched fields. 

Rome - 2019
The dome of the church of Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano (Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum) and the Column of Trajan in Rome, across trees.


Assisi - 2019
A view of the Umbrian town of Assisi, renown across the world as the birthplace of Saint Francis, founder of the Franciscan order.  

Paris - 2019
The Tour de France riders crossing the Pont Neuf in Paris, during the last stage of the 2019 race, ending in the famous Champs Elysées Avenue. Future race winner Egan Bernal from Colombia wears the Yellow Jersey and is the fourth racer from the right, following three of his Team Ineos teammates leading the peloton. On that day, Bernal will become the first ever Tour de France winner from Latin America, as well as the third youngest winner ever at age 22.  

Umbria - 2019
The crescent moon above the Umbrian hills, during an August night.

Rome - 2019
One of the biggest and most easily recognizable churches in the world, Saint Peter’s Basilica is the central Catholic Church and key building in the tiny Vatican City enclave in Rome.

Rome - 2019
Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Ponte Sant’Angelo over the Tiber river, as seen from the Ponte Umberto I in Rome. 

Paris - 2019
Rollercoasters - and a gorilla - in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. In the background, quintessential Haussmannian buildings lining the Rue de Rivoli. 

New York - Lincoln Center - 2016

New York - 2016
The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, staple of the New York City cultural life and encompassing several buildings in the Upper West Side neighbored in Manhattan. From left to right: the David H Koch Theater, home of the NYC Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera House, and the David Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philarmonic Orchestra. 
2-minute long exposure shot taken with a tripod. 
(side story: it is possible to use a tripod on the sidewalk - where I took this shot - but not in the Plaza one meter further...)

New York - Central Park - 2016

New York - 2016
Easter Sunday on the Mall in Central Park. A two-second tripod shot, just enough to blur the passers-by but keeping their silhouettes 

Paris - Marathon - Rue de Rivoli - 2019

Paris - 2019
Runners crowding the Rue de Rivoli during the Paris Marathon. Over 42 kilometers... 

Milan - Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore - 2018

Milan - 2018
The Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore with its octogonal tower

New York - Grand Central Station - 2018

New York - 2018
Grand Central Terminal’s main concourse, featured in numerous movies and tv shows. A late evening, couple second shot on IPhone, blurring the silhouettes. 

Milan - Duomo - 2018

Milan - 2018
Two of Milan’s most famous buildings, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II on the left and the Duomo on the right. 

Lucca - Chiesa di San Michele in Foro - 2018

Lucca - 2018
In the center of this beautiful fortified Renaissance town, the Chiesa of San Michele in Foro. 

Paris - Jardin du Palais Royal - Man with a dog - 2017

Paris - 2017
Man and his dog. Jardins du Palais Royal in winter.

Paris - Eiffel Tower - 2018

Paris - 2018
The Eiffel Tower from below. Not easy to get all of the tower, even with a wide angle lens. Love the little birds flying around.

Paris - Jardin du Palais Royal - Boys, let me play with you! - 2018

Paris - 2019
A kid watching other kids playing football, in front of the columns of the Palais Royal, with the more modern and controversial Colonnes de Buren in the background. After the rain. 

Paris - Pantheon - 2018

Paris - 2018
The Pantheon under a stormy sky.

Paris - Eglise Saint Eustache - People walking in the snow - 2019

Paris - 2019
Rare Parisian snow.
Église Saint Eustache, in the center of Paris, Quartier des Halles.

Paris - Jardin du Palais Royal - 2017

Paris - 2017
Empty chair. Lonely chair. Tree trunks. Winter in the Jardin du Palais Royal. 

Paris - Roofs from Beaubourg - 2018

Paris - 2018
Parisian roofs and towers as seen from the top of the Centre Pompidou. Metal tubes crisscross the view. Notre Dame, Tour Saint Jacques, Tour Montparnasse.


Paris - Notre Dame - 2019

Paris - 2019
Notre Dame cathedral and the river Seine from the Pont de l’Archeveché - the Archbishop’s bridge. Winter stroll. 

Paris - 2018
Notre Dame cathedral as from under the bridge, reflecting in the puddle and the cobblestones. 

Paris - 2018
Two bikes. Place de la Bastille. Winter.

Paris - 2019
The Bouquinistes. These used books sellers’ stalls line the Seine river quais in the center of Paris. Notre Dame cathedral in the background. 

Paris - 2018
Wide angle shot of the Centre Pompidou - Beaubourg - in the Marais area of Paris. Its highly modernist architecture, exposing all cables and tubes on the outside of the facade, was very controversial at the time of its creation. 

Paris - 2017
Long exposure shot. A couple in the Jardin des Tuileries, standing still while other people pass them by. Alignment of the Concorde Ferris wheel, the Concorde Obelisk and the Arc de Triomphe in the background. 

Paris - 2017
One of my favorite shots. Notre Dame cathedral from under a bridge, with the bridge’s brick balancing the sidewalk’s cobblestones. Long exposure to blur a boat passing on the Seine river at the same time. 

Paris - 2018
A building cut in two? 
Actually two buildings lining a passageway, in the “Coulee Verte” linear park built over old railways in Paris.

Paris - 2018
Inside of the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution in the Natural History Museum in Paris. Repetitive geographic patterns with open floors and staircases. 

Paris - 2018
Eiffel Tower.
Iron Lady (not Maggie, the other one).
Trees and clouds. 

Paris - 2017
The Louvre Pyramid. Sharp angles and blurry tourists. 

Paris - 2018
Slightly blurred shot of the Notre Dame cathedral, from the left bank of the Seine river. Narrow streets and old houses. 

Paris - 2018
Three paintings and a man.
Louvre Museum, off the beaten track. 

Paris - 2018
Christmas tree in the Forum des Halles shopping center, under the Canopee roof structure. Long exposure shot. 

Blurry silhouettes in front of the Sainte Chapelle - 2018

Paris - 2018
Place Louis Lépine in the Ile de la
Cité, the historic and geographic center of Paris. The Sainte Chapelle - Holy Chapel - in the background 

Paris - Kids playing with soap bubbles

Paris - 2019
Kids playing with large soap bubbles in front of the Saint Eustache church in the center of Paris. Looked fun! 

Paris - Motion blurred view of a kids’ carousel - 2019

Paris - 2019
Carousel in front of the Paris City Hall. A couple seconds long exposure to make the carousel look like a giant spinning top. 

Paris - People waiting for the rainstorm to end in Les Halles - 2019

Paris - 2019
A few people waiting for the end of a snow and rain storm, under the Canopee roof structure in the Quartier des Halles in the center of Paris.

Paris - Metropolitain sign at the Bourse subway entrance - 2017

Paris - 2017
An old sign for the Métropolitain - the Paris subway system. Place de la Bourse. 

Paris - Kids playing in a mist fountain - 2018

Paris - 2018
Kids running and splashing in a fountain. 
Quartier des Halles. 

Paris - High angle view of the Louvre Pyramid -2018

Paris - 2018
The Louvre Pyramid from the second floor of the Museum. Long exposure.

Paris - The Bastille column from a walkway over the Arsenal - 2018

Paris - 2018
View on the Arsenal boat basin and the Place de la Bastille, across a bridge’s metal beams. Graffiti and boats. Triangles and lines.

Paris - Blurred tourists in front of the Louvre Pyramid - 2019

Paris - 2019
The Louvre Museum and its glass pyramid. 

Paris - Lavatory at night - 2019

Paris - 2019
Laundromat. Marais neighborhood. Geometric patterns with circles, squares and lines. Open 7 days a week.

Paris - Blurred silhouettes in front of the Victory of Samothrace in the Louvre Museum - 2018

Paris - 2018
The Winged Victory of Samothrace. Louvre museum in Paris. Contrast between the white, immobile sculpture and the dark blurry silhouettes of the many tourists walking by. 

Paris - People waiting and chatting under the Halles canopy - 2018

Paris - 2018
La Canopee. This floating structure was inaugurated in 2016 and serves as the new roof to the Forum des Halles, one of the biggest shopping centers - and subway station - in the country. 

Paris - The Seine river, the Eiffel Tower and the sun behind evening clouds - 2019

Paris - 2019
Sun rays across clouds. Summer in Paris, end afternoon. Shot taken from the Pont des Arts, with the Eiffel Tower in the background. 

Greece - Kid playing in a large format chess game -2019

Greece - 2019
A kid playing with a larger than usual chess game in a Greek beach resort. 

Paris - Blurred silhouettes in the Jardin d’Acclimatation with the Louis Vuitton Foundation in the background - 2019

Paris - 2019
Passers-by in the Jardin d’Acclimatation playground in the Bois de Boulogne, in the western part of Paris. The Fondation Louis Vuitton in the background. Long exposure. 

Paris - Backlit view of the Louis Vuitton Foundation - 2019

Paris - 2019
The Fondation Louis Vuitton conceived by Franck Gehry in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.A highly geometric and aerial structure. 

Finland - Ice and snow covered lake in Lapland - 2019

Finland - 2019
Frozen lake, black trees and a lonely house in Lapland. 

Paris - Three bridges on the Seine river - 2019

Paris - 2019
Strolling by the right bank of the Seine river, on the now car-less Quais de Seine. From foreground to background: the Pont au Change, the Pont Notre Dame, the Pont d’Arcole and the Pont Louis Philippe.