Archive for the ‘Trompe l’oeil’ Category

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

When talent is a no show …

Jeudi, janvier 20th, 2011

… does one give up and just walk away ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO160

Supporting friend

Dimanche, janvier 2nd, 2011

Can the friend be a better support than the bench ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/90, ISO800

Game of reflections

Dimanche, décembre 26th, 2010

Three smiles and a mystery.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.8, ISO200

Ingenuous hideout

Mardi, décembre 7th, 2010

A kid hides behind his umbrella at the entrance of Les Halles. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/125, ISO800

Immune to temptation

Dimanche, novembre 28th, 2010

Paradise on earth doesn’t fool anybody anymore.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.8, 1/125, ISO800

The music box marionnette

Lundi, novembre 22nd, 2010

A girl is busy hanging decoration on the window display of a store in Montmartre. For a moment, I almost thought she was a marionette whose movements were activated by the hands of her colleague.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Paris Authentic

Mardi, novembre 16th, 2010

Authenticity is probably lost the moment you start promoting it. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Sigma DP2 at 40mm at F2.8, 1/250, ISO800 (staged shot)

Battling the invisible

Jeudi, novembre 4th, 2010

Are you odds to win better when you play chess against the invisble ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Stranger wine

Samedi, octobre 16th, 2010

I wonder what is a stranger wine. Is it an alcohol for strange people or for visitors from abroad ? Perhaps some wines are stranger than others ? In the end, it must probably be a wine that is not French. That would be strange though, indeed who drinks foreign wines in France anyways … (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 75mm Summicron at F2, 1/1000, ISO200

The Saint-Lazare Triptych

Jeudi, septembre 16th, 2010

Between dreams of escape and of glamourous love, flows the daily routine of Parisians.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Sigma DP2 at F7.1, 1/80, ISO100

No cowboy zone

Mercredi, août 11th, 2010

On the glamourous Champs-Elysées, cowboys look sometimes like an anomaly . The models and superstars are there to defend their territory, so watch out.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/500, ISO 200

Join us or join me ?

Samedi, août 7th, 2010

A man looks at an hiring ad by a large department store. Thinking about a new job, or maybe a new wife ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2, 1/350, ISO200

Dead shadows walking

Jeudi, juillet 15th, 2010

On Rivoli street, shadows err under the heavy sun of a hot summer day. When one has the attitude, even her shadow shows.  (click on picture to enlarge)big-legs-shadows-girl-lr.jpgLeica M9 with 21mm Voigtlander at F5.6, 1/1000, ISO200 (cropped)

A guessing game

Mercredi, mai 26th, 2010

Reflections, trompe l’oeil ? Let’s see if one of you can explain the action and setting in this picture, so take a guess …. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F4, 1/250, ISO160

The wall teacher

Dimanche, mai 23rd, 2010

Kids always will prefer to go run around then listen to a teacher.  (click on picture to enlarge)
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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1500, ISO80

Pièce unique

Samedi, mai 15th, 2010

« Pièce unique » in French can be more or less translated in three different ways :  one coin, special play or unique collector item. So which one best matches this scene ? Or maybe the three apply … (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160

Every Frenchmen’s fantasy ?

Mercredi, mai 5th, 2010

A naked woman in a 2CV … (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F8, 1/350, ISO640

Travel through civilizations

Jeudi, avril 29th, 2010

Imagine you are suddenly catapulted in another world. Then you open your eyes. Where are you ? Paris, Cairo, Rome, or Vegas ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.8, 1/350, ISO160

Elvis is alive …

Lundi, avril 19th, 2010

… in the heart of many Parisians apparently. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Summilux at F4.0, 1/180, ISO400