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Azulis Capital, sponsoring contemporary art
Alongside its role fostering small and middle market companies in France, Azulis Capital has been sponsoring contemporary artists for a number of years.
With the assistance of the art agency, l'Art en Direct, this year Azulis Capital has chosen the photographer Serge Ramelli. It will build a partnership with him to promote his work over 2012. Ramelli follows in the footsteps of photographer Philippe Fabian, and his Simultaneous Landscapes, who succeeded Jean-François Rauzier, the inventor of the Hyperphoto.
From February 7, 2012 to January 31, 2013, the artist's work will be on show at Azulis Capital's premises. This exhibition is intended to provide a meeting point where the universe of the artist comes together with that of the entrepreneurs supported by the Team at Azulis Capital.
Serge Ramelli and Paris Cinema
Fascinated by images since his earliest years, Serge Ramelli spent several years studying graphic design and trained with leading French and American photographers such as Moose Peterson, Vincent Versace, Joe McNally and Rick Sammon.
Ramelli has been much inspired by the artful and shifting illumination found in movies, which render the auditorium's decor so majestic and grandiose. For four years he has criss-crossed Paris, seeking out its distinctive ambiance and in particular studying how each setting is lit - in pursuit of one idea which he calls "Paris cinema".
Most of the photographs are taken in twilight, just before or after sundown, minutes after the street lighting comes on. Sometimes it takes several weeks to find just the "right" lighting.
Ramelli, whose "everyday" job is a movie producer, is engaged in a search for the best techniques in both photography and computer graphics to better promote the grandeur of urban landscapes in the spirit of the Seventh Art, cinema.