Archive for the ‘Glamour’ Category

La bande à Lucien

Vendredi, août 12th, 2011

I don’t know who they were nor where they were headed, yet they seemed a great bunch of friends. « Une bande » as we say in French.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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 Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160

At the red light …

Mercredi, juillet 27th, 2011

Red beret girl did not notice it turned to green.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO160

A glimpse of light

Vendredi, juillet 15th, 2011

Like a glimpse of light through the trees , she appeared walking on the docks of the Seine River. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/500, ISO200, ND 0.6 filter

The Chanel Muse

Vendredi, juin 24th, 2011

I found the Chanel Muse. She was lost in contemplation over the Seine River. Finally a realistic ad.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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 Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.8, 1/4000, ISO160

The girl by Notre Dame

Vendredi, juin 10th, 2011

… will take you to the end of the night. But don’t call to say you will be late. (clickon picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/60, IS0400

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

My dear coat

Vendredi, janvier 28th, 2011

In these cold Winter days, isn’t your coat your best friend ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

The Parisian Vamp

Samedi, décembre 11th, 2010

Great style, a mysterious expression and a little touch of contemptuous attitude, this is the Parisian vamp.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO200

Snow & Style

Jeudi, décembre 9th, 2010

Heavy snow falls never prevent Parisian girls from being stylish. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/1000, ISO200

The cyclicality of fashion

Mercredi, décembre 8th, 2010

An economic crisis can melt your fortune to levels of a decade ago. Yet fashion can bring you back even further, under the nostalgic eyes of tamed parents.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO200

Fashion from far away

Dimanche, novembre 28th, 2010

Paris brings out the best of its visitors fashion wise. Many of them take special care to dress as if they had to honour the city of glamour.  And they do honour it.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO200

Esmeralda 2010

Lundi, novembre 15th, 2010

A modern Esmeralda waits at the corner of a bridge crossing the Seine River. One could almost feel Quasimodo looking from the tower of Notre Dame.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/60, ISO200   (staged shot)

Miss Autumn

Lundi, novembre 1st, 2010

On the street overlooking the Seine River, she appeared storming down the sidewalk in elegance and avoiding ingenuously the looks of charmed passer-bys. She is Miss Autumn, and Miss Summer is already forgotten.   (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/750, ISO200

The Muse of Paris

Dimanche, octobre 17th, 2010

It’s an Autumn Sunday afternoon. Thousands head to Les Champs-Elysées Avenue for the traditional back and forth walk. It’s the coldest day so far this year, everybody looks the same wrapped up in winter clothes. Suddenly, she breezes through the crowd fearless, determined and with style. She is the muse of Paris. (click on picture to enlarge)

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

The War of Roses

Jeudi, septembre 23rd, 2010

In fashion, any trick counts. But Roses usually win.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/500, ISO200

There is always light at the end of the tunnel …

Mercredi, septembre 15th, 2010

… but also at the front, right ? Paris readies for its numerous fairs, girls dress up with the Fall collection and even tunnels are decorated with red carpets. The City of Glamour.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/500, ISO200

The Regiment of Glamour

Dimanche, septembre 5th, 2010

All lined up, a foot slighly pointing to the outside, hats on, the Regiment of Glamour of the American Cathedral of Paris is ready for the wedding ceremony to start. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 50mm Jupiter 8, 1/15, ISO1250

End of August

Jeudi, août 26th, 2010

When you have been driving behind the same bumper for the last 10 minutes but you car has hardly moved, you know that August vacations are over. Everybody’s back in the city, full of souvenirs and getting ready for the slow transition to « grey » Paris. Nevertheless, Paris remains Paris and wonderful sights can always suddenly appear at any corner of a street. (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Rebel without a cause

Jeudi, juillet 29th, 2010

A 2010 James Dean version ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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