My 50mm lens is still being repaired, and I’ve taken the opportunity to return to wider angle photography. It’s been a good experience to be limited in equipment, and to work creatively with what I have available. In the Petit Palais I recently came across a staggering piece of sculpture. At the end of theContinue reading “Les Premières Funérailles de Louis Ernest Barrias”
The philanthropist Albert Kahn initiated one of the most important photographic endeavours the world has ever seen. The banker, born in 1860, used his vast fortune to finance a team of photographers who sought to create records of an ever changing world between 1909 and 1931. They took the first ever colour photographs (seen here)Continue reading “Albert Kahn”
November has brought cold weather, expectations of Christmas in London, and blown fuses. Upon the latter, I found myself quite unprepared to deal with a French fuse box. This lead to reading by candlelight for a few hours until my flatmates returned. I would wholeheartedly recommend the experience for an evening. No power: no lights,Continue reading “Homesick.”
I seem to be in the habit of choosing the middle of the night to update this gallery. La Défense, a business district a stone’s throw away from my apartment, is characterised by ultra modern design and vast open spaces. Late at night, the atmosphere is quite unusual. These shots represent my impressions of thisContinue reading “Area-92907”
September passes by, and takes with it the green from the leaves. Paris is still Paris, and hasn’t ceased to be intimidating beautiful. Here are some recent shots. I love the French word ‘flou’. It means ‘blurred’ or ‘out of focus’. It’s fun to say in a french accent. “Flou” Another shot of La Defense.Continue reading “Old Love.”
I love Pixar.
Shakespeare & Co. is a book shop in the 5th, a stone’s throw away from Notre Dame. It’s been around in Paris since the beginning of the 20th century, and is often a haven for British or American tourists. I very much enjoyed photographing the library on the 1st floor. The shop is full ofContinue reading “The Bard in Paris”