Sometimes I wondered if it made sense to go to the movies in Paris. Indeed, the best ever movie was always there, at any corner of a street. (click on picture to enlarge)
Leica M9 (lens unknown) F4.0, 1/250, ISO400
Does the windows of the Mirror Shop (« Miroiterie ») reflect the current state of our society ? Colors, Creativity, but also a lot of incivility and anger I guess. (click on picture to enlarge)
On a side note, I have posted two new articles on street photography in my new website :
Though I’ll keep on maintaining this blog, all photography writings will now be published on my new website, so if you haven’t discovered it and are interest, do not hesitate to have a look.
Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F5.6, 1/125, ISO200
This start of the year seems to be full of exciting competition for street photographers. Indeed, a new event named the London Street Photography Festival will feature the first International Street Photography Award. Submissions end on March 31st and the Festival will take place in July. To read more about it, click here or on picture.
As a side note, I always struggled to find a good definition for what street photography is. I think the directors of the Festival did come up with a very good one : candid, un-staged photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings.
Sometimes I guess one takes a shot without really knowing why. The light, the situation, the forms, the feelings, … who knows, we just hit the trigger. This was the case that afternoon by the Louvres, so today, you’ll have to build your own history about these two persons by the Louvres. (click on picture to enlarge)
Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO160, ND filter
I wonder how many planned declarations, untold lies, or passionate declamations are told each day on the Bridges of Paris. So inspiring are the views that one probably needs to carve the moment with unforgettable words. (click on picture to enlarge)
Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/4000, ISO200
There is no other place like a bar’s terrace to understand the social life of Paris. Over the last 24 months, I took dozens of shots of two bars on my way to work or the market. Please click here on the picture to discover the life of the first one, the Dada bar. Pay special attention to details and interactions, Parisians are a special kind ;)
I have posted an article with a tentative Sigme DP3 wish list on my new site. Click here to discover it.