Breakdancer Balances on One Hand at Famous Paris Landmarks

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Hip-hop dancer Kapstand gives us a tour of Paris while “freezing,” or balancing on one hand. The b-boy technique involves stopping the body while in motion and then balancing very still. He started the project just seven months ago when he moved from north-east France to Paris. Upon his arrival, he wanted to visit all the famous landmarks of Paris and show them through photos on Instagram. Inspired by other photographers like Murad Osmann who shoots his girlfriend’s back while traveling around the world, Kapstand decided to use his years of training as a breakdancer to create a signature series that was all his own.

Kaptstand is never shot from the front because he wants to remain anonymous. He feels as though this adds a sense of mystery and intrigue. While most of his photos are shot around Paris, his goal is to take these one hand handstand photos all around the world. Nokia recently assembled a team of talented Instagram photographers and gave them a Lumia 1020 each to shoot in Oberkochen, Germany. They visited the Carl Zeiss factory where the Lumia 1020 lenses was made. Called Nokia Connects, the program included Kapstand.

Eiffel Tower

The Louvre

Arc de Triomphe

Chteau de Versailles

The Gardens of Versailles

The Gardens of Versailles

The Grande Arche de la Dfense

Falaises d’tretat, Normandy

Les Colonnes De Buren

Millau Viaduct

Grande halle de la Villette

Pont de Bercy

Passage du Grand Cerf

Muse d’Orsay

Place Igor Stravinsky

L’glise de la Madeleine

Sculpture at Les Halles

Pantin, Along Ourcq Canal

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou

Kapstand on Instagram
via [Les Photographes]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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