I Want to See the Tower by Laurent Scheinfeld

Some of the most rewarding aspects of The Leica Meet are the new friendships and the remarkable talent we encounter. One such person is Laurent Scheinfeld, a Paris based photographer with a unique perspective on that iconic travel destination, the Eiffel Tower. Here he describes his fascinating project.

Millions of people dream to see the Eiffel Tower. Trocadero esplanade, which undoubtly is the best view point for admiring the Tower, counts several millions of tourists from all over the world, every year. Surprisingly, the dream becomes reality and the place then offers a strange ballet of people shooting themselves in front of the Eiffel Tower, playing with its image as if it was a goal in life to get their own picture in a posed or grotesque attitude in front of the Tower. I love my native town Paris and I love the Eiffel Tower. Through a social and psychological analysis of the viewers, I try to catch the decisive moment when the people and the Tower are in harmony; the Towers’ ubiquity disappears and leaves the viewers in a state of grace.  Is there anyone on Earth who didn’t one day say, “I want to see the Tower?”

Watch out for my ‘Meet the Leica Meet’ interview with Laurent on The Leica Blog later this year. Olaf.

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49 Comments

  1. Amazing work!!

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  2. Lovely photographs! Awesome post! Please do check out my blog as well! 🙂

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  3. Excellent photos! I love the stories created by the perspectives!

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  4. I love the contrast and angles in each shot. Nicely done.

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  5. SHUTTHATNEGATIVENOISEOFF! August 22, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Love, love, love

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  6. Stunning photographs, I love them to bits

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  7. These are amazing, tells us that beauty lies not only in the eye of d beholder but also the creation of the artist

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  8. picture no. 2 was good !

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  9. […] I Want to See the Tower by Laurent Scheinfeld. […]

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  10. Wow these are really beautiful and creative street pictures!

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  11. I love guy with briefcase and little girl with head scarf 🙂

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  12. Great title. Really enjoyed the second to last photograph which I believe is the cover photo for this article. Great viewpoint.

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  14. Beautiful photographs,espacially when it comes to black n white takes. I admire your skill to grasp ‘living’ moments around the tower, where people from every nationality and genre come up to see the wonder of the world. Great work. Wish I could shoot like you do!

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  15. that are some quirky photos indeed!

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  16. love the concept. I guess we become iconic when we photograph ourselves with the powerful and epic. 🙂

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  17. It’s not amazing generate an imagination that could break barriers

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  18. i dont know if its really candid but i love the last photo!

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  19. Nice not-so-run-of-the-mill perspectives

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  20. Congratulations Laurent , you’ve so many more incredible shots . Brilliant and the definitive Eiffel project .

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  21. This is real photography. Without much words, the guy has explained so much. Art is incredible 👏

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  22. תן לי גם לייק ותגובה בבקשה

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  23. Beautiful!!

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  24. There is something rich about Leica photos. Just incredible when coupled with the creativity here.

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  25. Oh that is awesome, I love it.

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  26. That first shot is incredible

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  27. Amazing !

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  28. aryanchaurasia348 September 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Reblogged this on aryanchaurasia.

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  29. Great post, amazing images!

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