Spring is here at last, after months of hail, rain and snow. Here's my selection. No need to add many words to that. Jardins Albert Kahn - Boulogne Ditto Giverny, Monet's gardens Wild violets in the forest in Fontainbleau Tulips, Albert Kahn's gardens.
I discovered the Ariège region in the Pyrenees 15 years ago. My wife's family is from there, I didn't know the area, which was pretty much deserted from the 1920s onwards. Our village is named Augirein, there are 70 inhabitants in that village. Now you must imagine that in the 1900s they were over 1,000... Continue Reading →
Jen's post today came as a relief in the midst of a dreadfully mild and damp Winter* where the river seems to be taking over the world. The banks are no longer open to the public and if you click this link you will understand why. So thinking about growth was a good idea and... Continue Reading →
Today’s theme is experimental and nice Krista let us choose what we wanted so I went for an experiment of mine at the former St Vincent de Paul hospital (aka "grands voisins" until it disappears next Summer; sighs…) In the basement of one of the former hospital buildings there used to be a surgical block. Christopher, a rather nice and excentric American guy, was our host. He is the fourth eye of the foursome 4ème oeil photo studio. He is the one stepping on the roll of paper. Behind him was Christophe, a French photographer who had hired the studio too. I had hired the studio experiment with portraits. I have neither enough space nor enough kit to do that at my office.
Today’s challenge is satisfaction. This past 3 1/2 years I have been developing my business. And let’s face the music, during that period, I’ve had precious little time to do anything else. So when I can grab one of my cameras — or even several of them when I cover a concert event — then,... Continue Reading →
Today’s challenge is “bridge”. A nice one indeed. There are 37 bridges in Paris. Bridges always make for nice pictures but they tend to be very difficult to capture.
This weekend’s challenge is “Friend”. I used to be a musician, now I’m only a musician by proxy as I have far too little time to practice. Last week we had a chance to tour the Riviera with the Paris 14th district choir and our friends from the Orsay Symphonic Orchestra. I have almost become... Continue Reading →