Being a commercial photographer in China often means having to find creative solutions in very challenging environments. A recent example of that just happened last week when our team of photographers arrived on site to shoot a Mercure Hotel in Wuhan, only to find that the hotel was still under construction. In that case, "pre-opening" was to be understood as "total chaos". The client was desperate and completely relying on us to find some kind of magic way to make the place look clean, comfortable and attractive. With a bit of experience in this kind of situations, we now know how to use natural lighting tricks and selective framing techniques in the best way to make things look the way they should. Creating atmospheric, story-telling images in all circumstances has now become our daily routine. Here are a few outtakes from our latest photo shoot for Accor Group in China.