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.
Meet Sergio Pomodoro (not his real name), an Italian chap I met at a meet up yesterday afternoon. We were sitting on the ground, trying to catch our breaths after an exhausting tour of artists’ workshop in Paris 6th district and he spotted my camera. So he asked whether I could take a mugshot of... Continue Reading →
I spotted that guy yesterday while browsing the Saint Ouen “Les Puces” flea market. He was selling trinkets and chit chatting with colleagues around him. On his counter sat prominently a mock speed camera on which there was a “Girlie Speed Camera” label. I asked hime whether he’d been able to pick up some chicks... Continue Reading →
A little while ago, I took a whole set of pictures from Jian and Nicolas's wedding. Jian is from Beijing and we have known her for 6 or 7 years now. She has kindly agreed to let me share some of her pictures with you. This was my first go at wedding photography, and also... Continue Reading →
"Couserans" is the name of a province within the district of Ariege, some sort of indomitable Gauls type of area in which things look, to the untrained eye, exactly how they used to be in the past. This is our safe haven in the Pyrenees, where we have our mountain house, a place which serves... Continue Reading →
No!! This isn't Australia (where people are used to walking barefoot I was told). This picture was taken in Saint Girons in the Pyrenees, a town which is jam-packed with crusties and neo-hippies from all over Europe. Summer 2013.
On our way to the Pantheon, a 15 minutes' walk from where we live, we stopped by this Iranian crafts shop we know well for buying a superb Sirjan kilim carpet a few years ago. There we were greeted very kindly by Maestro Laurent Galili, as stated on his website, "a leading virtuoso on the... Continue Reading →