Richard Vantielcke 'Urban Oasis' Captures Hidden Beacons of Light

The Richard Vantielcke Urban Oasis series captures the unexpected beauty of grocery stories.
The French photographer Richard Vantielcke was inspired by "these grocery stores open late at night...because they all look more surreal as each other, becoming oasis of light." Wandering through the Parisian night, Vantielcke snapped these shots to create his urban oasis.

The series successfully focuses solely on the grocery store with the removal of other buildings and light sources in the vicinity. Making the grocery store the clear focus and creating the illusion that the viewer is lost in the middle of nowhere. The stores become a bright shelter found in the darkness of the night. Vantielcke uses the play between light and shadows to illuminate what would be a bland grocery story.