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10 Stunning Architectural Portraits by a French Instagrammer

The deliriously addictive pull of Instagram comes largely from the fact that it's a purely visual medium that—for the most part—cuts out all the chatter of other platforms. So, for lovers of architecture and design, Instagram is the pinnacle of social media. Self-taught French lensman Matthieu Venot knows this well, as his stunning feed (@legrandbazar, at 74.3K followers and rising) documents details of everyday architecture—a stairwell here, a roofscape there—to brilliant effect. By zooming in on the minutiae, Venot composes snaps that are at once gorgeous and eerie. Recognizable objects like radiators and balustrades writ large are more like graphic art than architecture. Here, 10 selections from a feed full of eye candy.

#stbrieuc

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#Brest

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#pointestmatthieu in @omissamilativ unique style.

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#Brest

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#Brest

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#brest #Quartz

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#brest

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#lorient

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#paris #latergram

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