This is a shot of “the Weight of One Self” a “philosophical experience” by Nordic sculptors Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragse in Lyon. This is a statue of a man carrying another lifeless man in his arms… himself in fact. I turned around the statue in order to hide the sun and get some dramatic backlighting and flickering on the surface of the Saone river. December 2014
Spotted from the balcony of the Miniature and Special effects museum in Lyon. December 2014.
The model and special effects museum in Lyon is a must see. I’m not too keen on the visual quality of special effects though and didn’t take any pictures (but I recommend you visit that part of the museum thoroughly, it’s very impressive: you can even see a robotised alien from the Ridley Scott film). The models are absolutely stunning. At first I believed they were using them for films but in fact they are mostly done for pleasure by passionate artists like Dan Ohlmann who is also the founder of the museum. Here are some of my shots of those models.
Below are 4 shots from Alan Wolfson’s views of an imaginary 1950s NYC.
Deconstructivism is a Postmodernist movement derived from Philosopher Jacques Derrida’s theory. After Frank Gehry’s Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton museum, here is HimmelB(l)au’s Confluence Museum in Lyon (a pun in German: HeavenBuilt/HeavenBlue).
I shot some sunset pictures in Le Havre last December. Happy New Year to you all!
Saint Ouen Flea Market. Paris. December 2014
Paris flea market. December 2014.