Whenever I travel, I have the unfortunate tendency of taking thousands of photos that I don’t have the time to sort, review, or edit. I’m infinitely jealous when someone can take those photos and create something incredible from them. Enter Mayeul Akpovi. For the past two years, the Benin-born and Paris-based photographer has been exploring France’s capital through a series of short films called “Paris in Motion” made up of some 30,000+ photographs each. This past week, he released the fourth film in this series.

“Paris in motion is a series of stop-motion time-lapse (hyperlapse) videos about the city of Paris (France). Filmed frame by frame with manual camera movements, composed of more than 30.000 photographs it allows you to visit some of the most beautiful monuments and human activities of the French capital in a few minutes.”

If you enjoyed Paris in Motion (Part 4), make sure to check out Part 1, 2, and 3, on Mayeul’s website.

Paris in Motion: Mayeul AkpoviAbout Mayeul Akpovi

Born in Cotonou (Benin) and based in Paris (France), Mayeul Akpovi is a Web Developer (CTO at CityCake) and a passionate Photographer. He started photography with timelapse and stop-motion (hyperlapse) techniques in 2011.


Paris in Motion (Part 4) courtesy of Vimeo, Mayeul Akpovi


JP Bervoets

JP Bervoets

JP has spent the last decade working in the not-for-profit sector and has called Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa home. He’s travelled to over 30 countries and currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His interests include photography, cycling, playing guitar and working on Departful. JP co-founded the site in 2012.

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