Archive for février, 2011

First book is available : Little Crimes of Paris

Vendredi, février 25th, 2011

I am proud to announce that my first book is on sale on Blurb. « Little Crimes of Paris » is a series of  two pages crime stories, that is associations of apparently unrelated candids taken over a three years period. In the respect of the street photography tradition, all scenes depicted are unstaged, unplanned and of unknown people. Like the blog itself, the book has a high touch of surrealism and lyricism. Obviously, all depicted crimes are fictious, and I am sure that they’ll put your imagination at work.

Many of the pictures included in the book have been posted on this website, yet others will be completely new to you. They all have been carefully re-processed and adapted for printing on the book’s 25 x 20 cm (10″x 8″) format.  Note that two versions of the book are available, that is on regular and premium paper. Blurb also allows you to select the type of cover, that is soft or hard. I recommend the premium paper + hard cover version, yet the lower cost regular paper is also of good quality. You can preview the 20 first pages in the widget below.

For the regular paper version (80 pages, starts at €23.95, $28.45), click here or through the preview below.

For the premium paper version (starts at €27.24, $32.34), click here.

A big thanks in advance to all of you that will purchase it. It took me several years of shooting and months of editing to come up with a book that I feel proud to offer for sale. So I hope you will enjoy « Little Crimes of Paris » and do not hesitate to give your feedback here.

Note that Blurb handles payment, printing and shipping. I have ordered several times from them and have been very satisfied with the quality of their products. Also, in case of defects or bad quality of a print, Blurb will either offer you a return or reprint.

The pigeon Prince.

Mardi, février 22nd, 2011

Dreaming to become a princess ? Maybe a kiss to a pigeon will get you a Prince … (click to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO160

Sex sells …

Jeudi, février 17th, 2011

… but shopping is apparently still a man’s least favourite activity. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F5.6, 1/125, ISO160

Love Britain !?

Mardi, février 15th, 2011

One day I am going to stop these tourists and tell them it is not ok to walk in Paris with a « Love Britain » or « I love NY » T-shirt. Obviously if you wear a beret, you’ll be half perdoned. ;)  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.0, 1/90, ISO1250

A kiss at the corner of the street.

Samedi, février 12th, 2011

A kiss and she was gone. So are teenage love affaires. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/180, ISO640

Chinese mix up

Mercredi, février 9th, 2011

I think I am bit late for the Chinese New Year congratulations, I don’t even know exactly when it ends. And this picture was taken last year anyways. So let’s enjoy the intemporal look of that girl and try not to get mixed up further.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/4000, ISO160, ND filter

Style is timeless II

Dimanche, février 6th, 2011

… but plastic bags are now used to bring back the morning croissants from Paul’s. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.0, 1/125, ISO250

Style is timeless

Jeudi, février 3rd, 2011

On Les Champs-Elysées a couple enjoys a Sunday walk. Probably the same one as forty years ago.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9, unknown lens at F2, 1/250, ISO160