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Experimenting with light

Experimenting with light

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.

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Abstract View of an Art Nouveau Building

Art nouveau building Rue Boulard in the fourteenth district. Rather than focus on the architecture itself (more about that per below) I have decided to dwell on an abstract view of a reflection in one of the oval windows. Mosaic details taken from the front door. The Eli Paseos Art nouveau blog has a story about this house as well as a collection of blog posts regarding Art nouveau. Here is what she says about that building: The door is quite […]

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Orpheus Wooing the Mermaid (Orphée charmant la Sirène)

I captured this scene at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen as I was stricken by the contrast between this beautiful classical white marble statue and the blue/black stripy background (Orpheus wooing the Mermaid by Emmanuel Hannaux 1855-1934; see how Orpheus got rid of the Mermaids here).  

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