Category Archives: Paris

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.

 

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!

 

Square des Batginolles Black and White Photographs

Square des Batginolles Black and White Photographs

 

 

 

Paris Portraits Black and White Photographs

Paris Portraits Black and White Photographs

 

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Black and White Photographs of La Porte St-Denis

Black and White Photographs of La Porte St-Denis

 The final one was captured digitally in August 2009. As for the first set on film, my guess is late 80s ?

Porte St Denis Paris  black and white photograph

Porte St Denis Paris  black and white photograph

Porte St Denis Paris  black and white photograph

Porte St Denis Paris  black and white photograph

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black and white photographs of the Porte st Denis Paris, film and digital.

A Hot Day in Paris Une Journée Chaude à Paris

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Black and white photograph of children playing in the fountains of the Parc André Citroën in Paris: roll film Tri-X Pan.Photographie noir et blanc d’enfants jouant dans les fontaines du Parc André Citroën à Paris: moyen format Tri-X Pan. Mid 90s . Vers le milieu des années 90.

When a photography is a portrait and a street scene. Quand une photographie est un portrait et une scène de rue.

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Manège des Jardins du Luxembourg . Merry Go round of Les Jardins du Luxembourg. Paris.

 

Black and white photograph of a child on a merry go round

 Manège aux Jardins du Luxembourg. D’après négatif 35mm. Paris vers 2002 ?Merry-go-round , Jardins du Luxembourg. Paris,  around 2002 ?
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Ballet à La Bastoche. Ballet at the Place de la Bastille or Bastoche (as well call it in slang).

Black and white photography of the Place de la Bastille

Place de la Bastille From a 35mm negative. D’après un négatif 35 mm.

Ballet at the Bastille,or at the Bastoche as we French call it in slang. Probably taken around the time the area was being revamped in view of the creation of Opera Bastille, on one of those cold winter mornings.

Ballet à la Bastille ou à la Bastoche. Probablement prise à l’époque des travaux liés à la création de l’Opéra Bastille, par une de ses froides matinées d’hiver.

 

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Paris Victor Hugo à La Comédie Française

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La Comédie Française, Rue Richelieu, Paris, France. Digital Capture.