As Paris slowly vanishes in the dark, this couple takes a few minutes to talk about … the weather ? (click on picture to enlarge)
Leica M8 with 50mm Noctilux at F1, ISO160
Gary Winogrand is one of the great street photographers of this century. He is especially famous for quotes such as « I photograph to see what the world looks like in photographs » or similarly « I don’t have anything to say in any picture. My only interest in photography is to see what something looks like as a photograph. I have no preconceptions ».
While I don’t adhere to most of his views on photography as I usually like to understand before hand why I am taking a picture, sometimes it comes instinctly just to see « how it will look like ». This is the case of this picture taken this afternoon on a street perpendicular to Les Champs-Elysées. I was probably attracted by the colors, contrast and shapes. Content took over context though the latter one can obviously be added back to this picture once taken. So really, as Winogrand would say, a picture with « no preconceptions » (click on picture to enlarge)
Leica M8 with 24mm Elmarit at F4, ISO640
A large cloud suddenly covered Paris at the end of the day just and gave the impression of a giant tsunami falling over the city. Yet the only rain that fell was the several showers that seem to be scanning the Montmartre neighbourhood in the background. (click on picture to enlarge)
Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F4, ISO320
Last weekend took place the Paris Marathon. While the course record was beaten this year, this beer runner finished the course in an acceptable time. Obviously, it is much easier to watch the marathon with a beer than run it within one. (click on picture to enlarge)
Leica M8 with 85mm Jupiter 9 at F2.8, ISO160
What a fun evening plan ! Dress all the same, rent a limo, get a driver (with photog skills) and pose in front of the Vendome Column. The definition of a perfect night out for girls ? (click on picture to enlarge)
Leica M8 with 85mm Jupiter 9 at F2, ISO640
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