I took this picture in the 18th arrondissement of Paris (near Montmartre) a few years ago. It’s one of those pictures that I like but never included in any of my final edits. Speaking of which, sometime next week I will republished my portfolios right here on this platform, some new and old stuff.
This is a view from the Parc des Buttes Chaumont in Paris’ 19th arrondissement.
This particular photo which was submitted with a few others to a magazine was described by it’s editor as “not very interesting in a purely visual sense”, “obvious” and “lots of people would have similar pictures on their digital cameras from walks in parks”.
That came one day after I attended a talk by Alec Soth in which, amongst many other things, he stated that he wasn’t so much interested in visually great images anymore as in images that carry a deeper (more personal) meaning. Mind you, he was displaying a rather stunning photo while making that statement.
The photo above is part of a series on urban parks that I have been working on for the past year. Other than the juxtaposition of leisure and nature in the midst of our urban environments, it doesn’t differ much from my usual street photography. Nonetheless it’s a subject I feel like exploring for personal reasons; whether it works or not is another a question I’ve been asking myself, especially after that little rebuttal and that talk.
Following up on my post from two weeks ago … more tourists busily documenting every angle of their vacation, this time in Paris.
I’m an especially big fan of the « holding Dan Brown’s pyramid » moment. I stood there for quite a while hoping someone would walk up and do something a little more original, alas that sort of luck wasn’t with me on that particular day …
A fisherman on the Canal Saint-Martin (if I remember correctly, this was near Les Quais de Valmy) late one afternoon when I was in Paris a few weeks ago. I’m sure that particular part of Paris must be highly recommended for long walks punctuated by a glass of wine here and there, especially in spring or autumn time.
ENGLISH BELOW …
À la demande populaire, voici les photos de mon dernier voyage … tout comme votre oncle qui revient de vacances armé d’un coup de soleil et 24gb d’images digitales.
Suivez ce lien pour voir une galerie de treize images (une par jour).
Due to popular demand, here are the pictures from my last trip … just like your uncle coming back from his vacation with armed with a sunburn and 24gb of digital images (funnier in french).
Follow this link to view a gallery of thirteen images (one per day).
I’ve taken many pictures of tourists during the last two weeks spent in Madrid and Paris. This one, although not really in the same spirit as the other ones (without white sneakers, a fanny pack and a camera you can’t really identify the kid as a tourist), is nonetheless one of my favorites.
If you don’t know why I call it Dan Brown’s Pyramid, I suggest you follow this link towards Wikipedia that offers a decent explanation. And just in case you might be wondering … no, I don’t believe.
J’ai le privilège de continuer d’exposer mon travail sur les murs du café Aux Deux Marie pendant encore quelque temps. Cette fois si c’est 11 tirages choisis parmi mes photos captées dans les rues de Paris au fil des dernières années.
Je vous invite donc à allez faire un petit tour au café, casser la croute ou juste prendre le temps de boire un bon café, et bien entendu, jeter un coup d’oeil à mes photos. Suivez ce lien pour visualiser mon portfolio Paris.
J’ai ajouté cinq nouvelles photos dans ma série Paris. Elles ont toutes été captées au cours de ma dernière visite au printemps dernier. Fidèle à mes habitudes, j’incorpore Parisiens et visiteurs à l’architecture remarquable de cette ville.