Archive for the ‘Among friends’ Category

At the scouts – a girl’s afternoon out.

Mercredi, janvier 26th, 2011

Is there anything better on a Saturday to go storm Paris with a few friends ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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 Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/710, ISO160

The Amerifrench

Dimanche, septembre 26th, 2010

Get on the plane, fly to Paris. Leave the luggage at the hotel and head to a shop to buy a beret. Ready for a nice meal at a good restaurant. Ah la vie en rose ! ……. Damned, menus are in French in Paris. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO200

Five in a Fiat 500

Mercredi, septembre 22nd, 2010

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)

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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)

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

The shy waiter

Mardi, août 31st, 2010

Waiters in Paris are seasoned professionals who will take your order in a few seconds. Yet, when facing the mellow eyes of a few pretty women, this young waiter suddenly seems to lose all his ways. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160

Boy like lemon, girls love vanilla

Mardi, août 10th, 2010

Who said boys take longer to grow up ? (and girls stay romantic forever ?)   (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO200

The first call

Lundi, août 9th, 2010

When one arrives at destination, there is almost always a first call in the next minutes. Mother, children, girlfriend, girlfriend #2, hotel, boss, who do you usually dial ? (click to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/500, ISO400

Choices

Lundi, juillet 26th, 2010

In the Luxembourg Garden, three young friends on a summer trip stare at the vegetation in a long silence. Studies, work, and maybe love, these are the times of difficult choices.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/250, ISO400, ND filter

Beer for men, wine for girls

Mercredi, juin 23rd, 2010

Since Summer is back, I had to post the classic terrace shot. Is there any better place on earth for a drink after work ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

A bottle over the Seine River

Vendredi, juin 11th, 2010

A few friends share some thoughts and a nice bottle on a bridge over the Seine River.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 75mm Summicron at F2.8, 1/2000, ISO160

Ladies’ coffe place

Mardi, mai 25th, 2010

Two men seem to realize their mistake. They have just sat in the ladies Coffee Place. Guys, you’re doomed, endless hours of blah-blah are ahead.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1500, ISO160

Too sad for Champagne

Vendredi, avril 23rd, 2010

While his friends celebrate heartily with a bottle of Champagne, a boy stares at the Seine River paying little attention to his glass. Broken-hearted ?

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Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2, 1/4000, ISO160

The hideout

Samedi, avril 17th, 2010

Peeking in at infamous ogres ? Frightening witches ? Or simply a bunch of drunk friends ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/125, ISO250

The vet, the racer and the dancer

Vendredi, avril 2nd, 2010

Kids playing in the Monceau Park as the sun sets. Will today’s games shape tomorrow’s careers ?    (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Place Colette

Lundi, mars 29th, 2010

Warmer winds, lighter rains, a coffee and chat during a sunny spell. Spring is back, Paris blossoms.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F5.6, 1/90, ISO1000

(Dis)Connected

Lundi, mars 15th, 2010

Isn’t it when we are connected, that we are in fact, disconnected ? (click on picture to enlarge)
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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/250, ISO800

Esmeralda and Quasimodo : Act II

Vendredi, janvier 22nd, 2010

Well, Quasimodo was the dog and in my story, it was it that abandoned Esmeralda to go look for a more fascinating master. Looks that is he also became more human and experienced, waiting for a headless woman to pick him up ;)  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/125, ISO500

Esmeralda and Quasimodo : Act I

Jeudi, janvier 21st, 2010

Next to Notre Dame, a girl sits at a coffee with her friends while the dog lays bored. Let’s imagine the girl is Esmeralda, who is Quasimodo then ? (to be followed)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F5.6, 1/710, ISO160

Family Business

Lundi, janvier 4th, 2010

As this lady starts bargaining with a street vendor for a cheap rubbish, the whole family gathers around her to make sure this is a fair deal. Italians ?  ;)  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/500, ISO160

The two happy fellows

Lundi, novembre 23rd, 2009

As this painter takes a look at his cell phone in Le Marais, two men walk happily down the street. I guess he definitely missed a nice scene to include in his sketch … (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/125, ISO320

Queen Zombi and her disciples

Dimanche, novembre 1st, 2009

Coming back to yesterday’s Zombi day, here is a scene that looked a bit biblical to me. Queen Zombi among her disciples gets a revelation from the skies … maybe an order to march on La Bastille for a Zombi revolution ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/30, ISO640