Archive for the ‘Glamour’ Category

A gust of wind

mardi, juillet 27th, 2010

On the plain of les Invalides, a sudden gust of wind lift the hat of this charming girl as she passed by me. So strong was the squall that even my camera tilted…  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Marilyn & Co.

vendredi, juillet 23rd, 2010

Walking down the street in Le Marais, here is Queen Marilyn and her friends. Three young ladies ready for a long night of party. (click on pictures to enlarge)

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Both pictures with Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/500, ISO200

The innate nature of street fashion

jeudi, juillet 22nd, 2010

Parisians have an innate sense of behaving like they are on the cover of a fashion magazine.

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

My Raspberry Nights

lundi, juillet 19th, 2010

An even mellower interpretation of the wonderful and photogenic « My Blueberry Nights » as a girl and a boy enjoy a date in a deserted Monday night restaurant. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 75mm Summicron at F2.4, 1/45, ISO1600

Vintage is modern

jeudi, juillet 8th, 2010

Wasn’t if for the head set, would you have guess this happened in 2010 ?

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/1500, ISO200

Lieutenant Columbo’s little sister

mercredi, juillet 7th, 2010

I am talking about the Peugeot 404, the little sister of his famous partner in crime 403.  He probably would not have left it unattended on les Champs-Elysées, in fear that she became impatient for his return. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/4000, ISO200, ND filter

Lady of Versailles

samedi, juin 26th, 2010

Long gone are the corsets, petticoats and wigs of the French court, but sometimes elegance appears like an old ghost in the Versailles Palace Gardens. (click on picture to enlarge)

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

White wine, red bucket

vendredi, juin 25th, 2010

The hottest day of the year so far in Paris. Only way to cope with the heat was to enjoy a few glasses of wine on a terrace. White wine in a red Champagne bucket. of course.

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/4000, ISO400

Before the show

vendredi, juin 18th, 2010

Smoking, laughing, concentrating, everybody deals with stress its own way I guess.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/500, ISO160

The Devil of shopping

lundi, mai 31st, 2010

On Les Champs-Elysées, be careful because it is always here hiding somewhere.  Like an Angel of Doom reaching out to you with the forbidden fruit, the Devil of shopping will try to tempt you at every corner, and unluckily you will probably surrender… (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/180, ISO160

Eccentricity redefined

lundi, mai 24th, 2010

In Paris, the lames are the eccentrics and open the way to the glamourous. (click on picture to enlarge)
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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO160, ND filter

Paris fashion – Spring Season 2010

mercredi, mai 12th, 2010

Finally back in Paris ! Here is a group of friends I met this afternoon at the entrance of a metro station. So if any of you wonder what are the latest trends in fashion in Paris, I guess that this joyful bunch can give you some hints ! (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 75mm Summicron at F2, 1/350, ISO160

Burberry Rain

mardi, mai 11th, 2010

 Still stuck in Madrid (thanks to Easyjet´s incompetency…), so here is another archive shot.

 Rain falls without discrimination, yet only the wealthy protect themselves in Burberry ways.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 50mm Noctilux at F1, ISO160

Love New York but in Paris …

samedi, mai 1st, 2010

… live like a Parisian and buy Lily of the Valley on the 1st of May.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

The New Roy of Les Champs-Elysées

mardi, avril 27th, 2010

When one has the look, the Champs-Elysées belongs to him. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.0, 1/1500, ISO200

Red Vespa always wins

lundi, avril 26th, 2010

On Les Champs-Elysées, nor the luxury of a Mercedes, nor the speed of a motorcycle can beat the red Vespa scooter. It will always remain the coolest in the place. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO160

The girl with the Dalmatian

dimanche, avril 25th, 2010

Nothing’s better than to start a Sunday with a breakfast on sunny Avenue Hoch by the Arch of Triumph. You might think that the dog thought I was after its breakfast. Yet don’t worry, it all ended with a smile.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F6.3, 1/350, ISO160

Last flight to Paris

lundi, avril 12th, 2010

After a weekend away from the city, sad to go back home, or scared of high attitude ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/125, ISO400

All that glitters is not gold

samedi, mars 27th, 2010

Well, go explain that to the thousands shoppers invading les Champs-Elysées on a sunny day (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/2000, ISO160, ND filter

Love of creativity

dimanche, mars 21st, 2010

When a bank advertises that they love creators, it seems to work.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2, 1/500, ISO160