New portfolio website !

avril 2nd, 2012

Find my best street photography shots of Paris, as well as pictures from our round the world trip at :

End of Street Photography in Paris.

septembre 24th, 2011

As you might have noticed, I haven’t posted much pictures lately. It is probably a good sign that my archive is running low of pictures worthy of being shown. We left Paris 10 months ago, and though I still have a lot of unshown pictures, I feel that the quality is not there anymore. For that reason, I guess it is better that I suspend the postings indefinitely.

Street photography « in Paris » ends, yet it goes on in other parts of the world. You can therefore follow my daily postings of our Round the world trip at my new website, .
Alternatively, I have created a « Yanidel Street Photography » Facebook page which I update daily.

Thank you so much for all of you that have followed this blog over the years. Thank you for all the comments, emails and sometimes friendships that were created through this blog.

And who knows, we might head back to Paris sometimes in the future !

The Earl of Menilmontant

septembre 7th, 2011


On top of Montmartre

août 26th, 2011

… stands the Sacré-Choeur. And thousands wandering souls. (click on picture to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 50mm Cron IV at F2.0, 1/200, ISO160

The wise and the lovers

août 18th, 2011

Under the eyes of the wise, a couple display the carefree fire of new lovers. If only he could talk. (click on picture to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F8.0, 1/500, ISO160

Vote for my book Little Crimes of Paris

août 17th, 2011

I am proud to let you know that my book « Little Crimes of Paris » has been selected for the People Choice Award of the Photography Book Now competition. If you purchased it and like it or just want to give me a little help, please follow this link and vote for my book !

Little Crimes of Paris by Yanidel | Make Your Own Book

The most beautiful flower

août 15th, 2011

The most beautiful flower has always two stems.  (click on picture to enlarge)


 Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/3000, ISO160

La bande à Lucien

août 12th, 2011

I don’t know who they were nor where they were headed, yet they seemed a great bunch of friends. « Une bande » as we say in French.  (click on picture to enlarge)


 Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160

Wayne’s gone green

août 9th, 2011

A cowboy in the subway is like a meal without bread. (that was my lousy quote of the year)


Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/250, ISO1250

The planet of armless women

août 5th, 2011

In a far away planet, women were created armless and headless. Though men got lucky and were awarded heads and arms, they were also a great bunch of slackers. Doesn’t it remind you of another planet ?  (click on picture to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/250, ISO160

At the red light …

juillet 27th, 2011

Red beret girl did not notice it turned to green.  (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO160

Dummies’ games

juillet 23rd, 2011

In Paris huge department stores, dummies know how to have a little fun while they wait for the next collection. (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/500, ISO160

Manga dreams

juillet 18th, 2011

We all know that washing clothes is rather boring. But never all asleep, your dreams might be sitting next to you.  (click on picture for high res)

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/180, ISO160

A glimpse of light

juillet 15th, 2011

Like a glimpse of light through the trees , she appeared walking on the docks of the Seine River. (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/500, ISO200, ND 0.6 filter

Don’t mess with the waiter

juillet 11th, 2011

… or he’ll stuff a croissant down your throat.  (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/500, ISO200

It rained in Montmartre

juillet 8th, 2011

… yet under our umbrella, it was like sunshine.  (click on picture to enlarge)


 Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/750, ISO160

The revenge of Triton

juillet 6th, 2011

Watch out if you ever stand peacefully on the Alexander III brigde, someone did not like to be condemned to eternal stillness. (click on picture to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F5.6, 1/500, ISO160

The race by the Seine River

juillet 2nd, 2011

Usually, one gets flower after he won … (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO160

The portrait of Marie

juin 27th, 2011

I don’t know her name, but I decided that she is Marie. Discovering Montmartre for the first time and posing shyly for a portraitist.  (click on picture to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/1500, ISO160

The Chanel Muse

juin 24th, 2011

I found the Chanel Muse. She was lost in contemplation over the Seine River. Finally a realistic ad.  (click on picture to enlarge)

 Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.8, 1/4000, ISO160