Archive for octobre, 2009

The Eyes of the Seine

dimanche, octobre 11th, 2009

« Les yeux de la Seine » is a large scale exhibit on the banks of the Seine River.  JR, the artist, has spread large printed clothes over the walls of the piers to represent a dozen  women eyes. Several expressions are displayed and it opens up a lot of creative composition as one integrates them in their surrounding. In this case, this eyes seem to completely freak out at the sight of a peaceful couple taking a rest by the river. Were they telling horror stories ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 60mm Hexanon at F5.6, 1/250, ISO160

The Revolution of the Hiddens

samedi, octobre 10th, 2009

There are thousands of people living in France without a residency permit. Even though they do work and even sometimes pay taxes, they can be sent off at any moment. So this afternoon, thousands took the street for a large demonstration. When the cortege went through Place la Bastille, it almost felt like another uprise was to happen; the Revolution of the Hiddens. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 28mm Summicron at F2, 1/8000, ISO160

Stairway to Heaven

vendredi, octobre 9th, 2009

I come across these two monks very often on my way home. They hold up each other during their short walk around the block of houses. Every day at the same hour, and always the same path. And this will probably go on until the day that one has to go … and climb the Stairway to Heaven.   (click on picture to enlarge)

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Sigma DP2, 24mm at F3.5, 1/320, ISO200

The first date in the garden

jeudi, octobre 8th, 2009

A man smokes a cigarette in confidence while this date leans shyly her head away. The Tuileries Garden in Fall is such a wonderful place for a chat in the sunset.   (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 28mm Summicron at F2, 1/4000, ISO160

When Miss Bodyless meets Miss Headless

mercredi, octobre 7th, 2009

Back to Martyr street flea market where stand owners always take special care in setting up their merchandise. Sometimes almost in freaky ways that almost make you believe you are in some sort of horror movie.  (click on pictures to enlarge)

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Epson R-D1 with 50mm Jupiter 8 at F2.8, 1/200, ISO200

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Epson R-D1 with 28mm Industar 69 at F4, 1/240, ISO200

Au Pain Quotidien

mardi, octobre 6th, 2009

One of the true French culinary experience is the Sunday breakfast with a basket full of bread and lots of mermelade to spread on it. So when in Paris, rush to the next « Pain Quotidien » and ask for their famous brunch. You will maybe share a long table with other guests but the croissants, chocolate spreads, cheese, salads and new encounters are definitely worthwile in this friendly atmosphere. You might even get a big smile from the cashier.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 28mm Summicron at F2.8, 1/180, ISO320

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Leica M8 with 60mm Hexanon, 1/250, ISO640

Martyr’s flea market girls

lundi, octobre 5th, 2009

The very steep street « Rue des Martyrs » next to Montmartre is always very busy on Sundays with people coming for a breakfast or grocery shopping. It was even more the case yesterday as the yearly flea market envaded the tiny street and shoppers started to rummage about the various stands. One of the most concurred place was obviously the bric a brac jewlery stand.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Epson R-D1 with 50mm Jupiter 8 at F2.8, 1/250 ISO200

The Next King of Moulin Rouge

dimanche, octobre 4th, 2009

A boy looks avidly at the Moulin Rouge in the distance. He probably visualizes himself as the next star dancer of the show, the lucky man among the ladies.   (click on picture to enlarge)
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Leica M8 with 28mm Summicron at F2, 1/1500, ISO160

Candy Shop Girl

samedi, octobre 3rd, 2009

On a busy afternoon in Saint-Germain, this waiter escapes the terrace full of guests of a Candy Shop for a little chat. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 28mm Summicron at F2.8, 1/250, ISO160

The Savoy Man

vendredi, octobre 2nd, 2009

When a Savoy man visits the capital, he can’t stand more than a few days before he sits in a terrace to enjoy a wonderful Fondue. (click on picture to enlarge)
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Leica M8 with 28mm Summicron at F2, 1/500, ISO160

Hidden nature ?

jeudi, octobre 1st, 2009

Incognito in the crowd on the afternoon but a dance popstar at night ?   (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 28mm Summicron at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160