Chatelet Theatre in Paris reopens

Built in 1862 by architect Gabriel Davioud, Chatelet Theatre in Paris has reopened after over two years of restoration. Photographer Christopher Buiron captures its new look at the evening debut, which kicks off a season of exciting programmes at the theatre.


Photo by Christophe Buiron

Christophe Buiron, 58-year-old French amateur photographer delved into the world of photography five years ago and hasn’t turned back. Living close to Paris affords him one of the most picturesque settings to unleash his camera and creativity. “Paris is my playground,” exclaims Buiron, “but I also love travelling and discovering other great cities.”


Photo by Christophe Buiron

With a particular attention to cityscapes and architecture, Buiron has focused on capturing palaces, churches, museums, trying as he puts it “to restitute as much as I can the beauty of those places.” Online research and books have helped Buiron, yet his greatest teacher has been as in most cases, practice. Moving out of his comfort zone, he has experimented with 16-35mm wide-angle lenses and utilising zooms at 70-200 mm to best capture architectural details, which are showcased in these images of the renovated Chatelet Theatre.