The well designed world of Xavier Encinas

It's always a beautiful world through the lens of the Parisian art director
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Xavier Encinas, Man and woman on a bench, Juan-les-Pins, France

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Xavier Encinas, Wedding portrait, Buttes Chaumont, Paris, France

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Xavier Encinas, People shopping at the market, Paris, France

8 / 26 Xavier Encinas, People shopping at the market, Paris, France

Xavier Encinas, Emergency exit, Le Treport, France

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Xavier Encinas, Man looking at the beach, Barcelona, Spain

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Xavier Encinas, Men playing in the sea, Barcelona, Spain

13 / 26 Xavier Encinas, Men playing in the sea, Barcelona, Spain

Xavier Encinas, Men working out, Barcelona

14 / 26 Xavier Encinas, Men working out, Barcelona

Xavier Encinas, Bathroom, Saucedilla, Spain

15 / 26 Xavier Encinas, Bathroom, Saucedilla, Spain

Xavier Encinas, Vertical Garden, Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain

16 / 26 Xavier Encinas, Vertical Garden, Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain

Xavier Encinas, Old folks sun tanning, Barcelona, Spain

17 / 26 Xavier Encinas, Old folks sun tanning, Barcelona, Spain

Xavier Encinas, Car, Toronto, ON

18 / 26 Xavier Encinas, Car, Toronto, ON

Xavier Encinas, Niagara Falls, ON

19 / 26 Xavier Encinas, Niagara Falls, ON

Xavier Encinas, Waterfall, Yellowstone National Park, WY

20 / 26 Xavier Encinas, Waterfall, Yellowstone National Park, WY

Xavier Encinas, Black car, Bowen Island, BC

21 / 26 Xavier Encinas, Black car, Bowen Island, BC

Xavier Encinas, Abandoned trailer, Savary Island, BC

22 / 26 Xavier Encinas, Abandoned trailer, Savary Island, BC

Xavier, Encinas, Picnic table, Lighthouse Park, Vancouver, BC

23 / 26 Xavier, Encinas, Picnic table, Lighthouse Park, Vancouver, BC

Xavier Encinas, Room service, Sunset Marquis Hotel, Hollywood, CA

24 / 26 Xavier Encinas, Room service, Sunset Marquis Hotel, Hollywood, CA

Xavier Encinas, Hollywood sign, Los Angeles

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Xavier Encinas is fast becoming one of the creative world's most interesting new names. The art director and photographer and the man behind one of our favourite blogs, Swiss Legacy, lives and works in Paris, but if you’ve already had a flick through the gallery of his photos we've put together (above) you may had already guessed that. Encina’s understated, quiet photographs are infused with a chic elegance unique to that city.

His photographs record his everyday life - from hotel breakfasts in LA and lazy picnics reading ‘Le Monde’ to drinks with friends in bustling bars, brasseries and other people places he frequents on his travels.

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The perfectly balanced compositions demonstrate an inherent appreciation for the aesthetic (honed through his work as Art Director at Petronio Associates/Self Service Magazine and Design Director at Under The Influence fashion and arts magazine), but they also have a 'snap-shot' quality which only enhances their charm. 

Unusually angled shots (often looking down on or up towards his subject) and sometimes over-exposed images come together in unusually composed photographs of everyday life, resulting in a quirky and engaging glimpse through eyes which see beauty in the mundane.


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