Monthly Archives: May 2015

Musée Beaubourg

Musée Beaubourg

Black and White Photographs

Most photographers naturally tend to create series of photos and then tend to present only the strongest single image of a series. This was my case until  Bruno Chalifour photographer and photography historian and critic drew kindly my attention to the possibility/ idea of moving away from a single photo approach to any one subject , not in terms of mimicking the brief of a photo-journalist but  simply as a different way of seeing/telling/sharing. I’ve been experimenting with this in creating diptychs of sorts by stacking two photos where an element of time passing is present. Here I stacked three photos (triptych), not so concerned by giving a sense of time but by giving to see at glance what was happening outdoors as well as in.

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From a classic single image point of view, I particularly like the photograph below.

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Click here or either photo to see moreblack and white photographs of this set.

 

Posted in Paris

Tour Eiffel Dame de Fer The Iron Lady

Tour Eiffel Dame de Fer The Iron Lady

black and white photographs

I remember being pulled up by an American photographer who runs “Fine Art” workshops in Paris for having presented photos of known tourist spots as if it was a crime against artistry ! I suspect it was felt to be undignified of a true photographer to take pictures of attractions, that’s the job of the happy holiday snappers ! How could I stoop so low ? Well I’ve done it again. Paris is many things and the Dame de Fer is one of them. These were all taken in the course of a short stroll on April 4 2015. You can see them as a slide show by clicking on any photograph.

Candy floss at the Eiffel Tower black and white photograph

Barbe à Papa Candy Floss at the Eiffel Tour

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Trocadéro Ice Cream eiffel Tower Black and White Photograph

 

Eiffel Tower Black and white photograph

 

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Now that I live in the England, it amuses me that the nickname  “Iron Lady” refers in the UK to Margaret Thatcher. I know which Dame de Fer I prefer!

 

Posted in Paris

Square des Batginolles Black and White Photographs

Square des Batginolles Black and White Photographs

 

 

 

Posted in Paris

Paris Portraits Black and White Photographs

Paris Portraits Black and White Photographs

 

Posted in Paris, portrait