“I’ve been working on a similar series in Paris,” Poirier tells My Modern Met, “but I found it much easier to capture the feeling of a city frozen in time in Venice as there are no cars and the architecture has stayed the same for the last centuries. I wanted to capture typical Venice views, that’s why you’ll find the water element in all my shots.”
With just a few days to shoot, the photographer wasted no time wandering the streets in an effort to find interesting canal intersections to photograph. For Poirier, the series was a way to get out into the quieter areas of the city, where he was happily surprised to find no crowds. In the end, he was able to take away an artistic series of photos that give a new perspective on the much-photographed destination.
Photographer Thibaud Poirier took an enchanting set of photos of Venice’s canals at night.
These photos of Venice at night show a serene side of the city, away from the tourist crowds.