Keiichi Tahara moved to Paris in 1973. After making two short films in Japan, he opted for a photographic approach based on chiaroscuro techniques and textural and material effects. Considered as one of the best architectural photographers, he has produced visionary creations for various countries and renowned museums. He received the Nicéphore Niepce in 1988 and the Grand Prix of the Paris municipality in 1995. He was the obvious choice for photographing the newly constructed cellar.