Sleeping Venice, when Venice empties at night
French photographer Thibaud Poirier managed to capture the beauty of Venice at night, quiet and deserted, in the Sleeping Venice series.
“A flattering and ambiguous beauty, a tale of fairies and a trap for strangers at the same time”. Thomas Mann described Venice, the Serenissima, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, where every year millions of tourists find themselves admiring the views offered by the alleys and canals.
It doesn’t matter when, summer or winter, on occasions like Carnival or the Biennale, Venice is always full of people and it is almost impossible to admire it without them.
By shooting only late at night and first looking for the best places on Google Maps, in Thibaud’s photos we can see the calm waters of the canals in which the houses and boats are almost perfectly reflected. A special accent has been put on the light, soft but full at the same time, which can illuminate any detail without, however, making us forget that it is night.