Five in a Fiat 500

The mythic Fiat 500. The jewel of a whole generation. A trip to the sea or a girlfriend in the back seat, I am sure it will bring great memories to many of you. One would joke that you could fit 10 people in that sardine can. Yet with five people, I believe this family I encountered in the middle of the Iena Bridge already attained quite a challenge. (click on picture to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO200

But wait, I said five right …. one is missing  ?  No simply hiding in the back …  (click on picture to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1500, ISO200

16 Responses to “Five in a Fiat 500”

  1. Dan dit :

    Congrats Yanick, simply excellent! #2 is my fav one although I’m not sure if it reminds me of a car ad or something of that sort. In any case it’s lovely.

  2. Valery dit :

    All their faces are happy, a little tight but happy. Your photos are always amazing.



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  3. Daniel dit :

    Fun and beautiful. What else?

  4. Konstantin dit :

    This is not a car of my generation (being just 24) but it certainly is something we can still see (e.g. the Smart car) – I have never seen so many people in a smart car though.

    I did take a picture of a smart car some time ago that was parked in the funniest way possible (or as it was intended to be):

  5. Axel Cordes dit :

    To the upper one of both shots – great that you could achieve Mom and daughter to be in focus, being @ f1.4 .

    That shot is a tribute to our parents – they did the different journeys with us, no air condition, no space for the luggage, and we enjoyed. Would that be still possible? Seams we are week-eggs nowadays….
    Cheers Axel

  6. Axel Cordes dit :

    Sorry for typo – should be « weak-eggs » or pantywaist.

    BTW: Thank you for sharing.

  7. Karl dit :

    I remember this little car quite well as one of several tiny car models that were around in the fifties and sixties. I also remember that the engine of the Fiat 500 wasn’t particularly reliable. But seeing your pictures has brought back pleasant memories and visions of a simpler time. Thank you for the images.

  8. George dit :

    Some great street photography of an amazing city which I have fallen in love with, and fallen in love in.
    I just love street photography but living on a little island doesn’t provide me with much chance so go unnoticed in the streets whilst taking photos (even because I don’t own a small M9). I have been to Paris on numerous occasions and street photography there has so much to offer. I have some questions though, are there any no go areas were people should not venture or photograph? (link in UK). I have taken shots in the underground before but I dont know if it is allowable or not? And one last question, I love shooting markets, do you suggest any in particular? I am asking these questions as I will be up in Paris shortly and I am doing my research.

  9. admin dit :


    As long as you don’t use a tripod and don’t bother too much the users, taking pictures in the metro is fine. I am not sure it is allowed or not but never had any issues with it.
    Places not to go, not really as long as you don’t go to the suburbs. Some neighbourhood are to be avoided at night with a camera but apart from that, no problem.
    As for markets, Le marché des enfants rouge in the IVth is wonderful (open every day I believe). Also le marché d’Aligre on Saturday Morning and the one on Avenue Saxe with great views on the Eiffel Tower. There is a book market too which is very photogenic, that is le Marché George Brassens.
    Markets are really in any neighbourhood, here is a link with all markets in Paris … the choice is yours ;)

  10. Tibor dit :

    great shots. The 2nd one is amazing with the kid’s expression. You must have been quick to catch that.

  11. Benoit dit :

    le regard à travers le toit ouvert est excellent, ravi d’avoir découvert votre blog ! je reviendrais

  12. admin dit :

    Merci Benoit, je suis content aussi d’avoir découvert un autre photographe de rue à Paris ;)

  13. ixbé dit :

    Roooh, génial coup d’oeil et complicité des persos!

  14. Yicheng dit :

    I like your photos very much, espacially this one.

  15. HID kits dit :

    Is that a Fiat? That thing looks pretty sweet. Where did you take these pictures? They look great.