In 2006 two friends, Alexandre de Metz and Paul-Antoine Briat decided to start YellowKorner with a simple idea: making photography accessible by increasing the copies of work of both upcoming photographers as well as the established big names in the industry. Instead of offering 10 prints at €5,000, they prefer to offer 500 at €100 each. At YellowKorner you can actually start your very own art collection at very affordable prices.
And their idea is successful. Nowadays YellowKorner has over 60 stores worldwide, and although there are more YK stores in Paris, the one we always visit is located in the Marais near Place de Vosges. To enter the store, you walk over a beautiful and very Parisian courtyard. Once inside, the interior is very dark to really make the the amazing photos stand out. The store is divided in themes ranging from urban to nature and fashion to celebrities. All photos are limited edition and numbered, supplied with a certificate of authenticity and available in 6 formats from Mini (20x30cm) up to Collectors (120x180cm).
The first time we were at YK we both picked out a print we really liked to put on our photo wall above the piano (which we actually especially created once we made our first art purchases at YK). Quinty chose a beautiful black and white photo by Laurent Baheux of a majestic lion which really leaves you breathless of its beauty. Yore picked an image of the legendary jazz artist Miles Davis at the piano, taken by Don Hunstein. Next to the photos being absolutely gorgeous, having them on the wall at home also brings back nice memories of the great fun we always have when in Paris. Take a look below for our photo wall!
Curious? YellowKorner recently posted a virtual 360º tour of the Marais store online!
Quinty & Yore
8 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003
Open: Monday to Saturday 11:00 to 19:30, Sunday 13:00 to 19:30
Metro: Saint-Paul or Chemin Vert
or when you are strolling down in Saint-Germain:
40 rue de Buci, 75006
Open: Monday to Thursday 11:00 to 20:00, Friday to Sunday 11:00 to 20:30
Metro: Mabillon or Saint-Germain-des-Prés