The Agency

Tripod Agency is a Paris-based photo agency specialised in interiors. We collaborate regularly with many of the world’s top shelter and lifestyle magazines— AD (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, China…), numerous international editions of Vogue, Elle and Elle Decoration, as well as Belle (Australia), Departures (US), Marie Claire Maison (Italy), Vogue Living (Australia), House & Garden (UK), Residence (The Netherlands), Ideat (France)…

We also document the work of leading interior designers, such as Jean-Louis Deniot, Kelly Wearstler, Damien Langlois-Meurinne and Kirill Istomin, and welcome PR and communications commissions, whether it be for hotels, boutiques, restaurants, press kits, catalogues…


Stephan was born in the Auvergne region of France and initially embarked upon a profession as a sports teacher. After 15 years, he decided to devote himself to his true passion—photography, which had developed through his travels. After studying at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles and the Ecole de l’Image des Gobelins in Paris, his new career got off to flying start when an image from his very first shoot was chosen for the cover of the American book, Dealer’s Choice (Architecture Interiors Press). He has since received commissions from the likes of LVMH, Vogue Russia, AD Russia, AD Middle East, 1stdibs, Elle Decoration Russia… Among the photographers he most admires are Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh and Patrick Demarchelier.


Ian is an English-born journalist, who has lived in Paris for more than 25 years. Among those he has interviewed are Yves Saint Laurent, Balthus, Yehudi Menuhin, Wim Wenders and Henri Cartier Bresson. Since 2001, he has specialised almost exclusively in writing about interior design. He was editor-at-large for AD Germany for 12 years, is the author of four books for Taschen and moderated a conference at TEFAF Maastricht in 2014. He now freelances regularly for Architectural Digest (US), Elle Decor (US), Departures, 1stdibs and Interior Design, and has worked on copywriting projects for clients, such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Hermès and Luxury Living.

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