I love this intersection at St. Germain and rue Bonaparte with the city’s best known cafes in the background. Late one night, this woman rode by. She was fast, but my shutter was slow, producing the motion blur.
Perhaps, the man on the right wishes he had an aperitif instead of a coffee.
While walking back from a exhibition opening at la Petite Poule Noire in Paris, I saw these two boys spending a Saturday evening playing outside their doorway on the boulevard Beaumarchais.
Le Bon Marché is the oldest and most famous department store in Paris. Although it’s no longer the place to see the best and latest fashions, visiting the store is still a fun, albeit often unaffordable experience.
This was the first year of my life that I documented more with my photography than with my writing, especially if that whole picture = 1,000 words equation is true. Here are some of the things I saw in 2010, arranged, more or less, chronologically. For those of you who are curious about gear, I took most of the shots with a Leica M7, Leica M8, or Panasonic GF1. And I’m still waiting for my roll of Kodakchrome to be processed.
The juxtaposition between this awkward looking couple and the advertisement was too good to ignore. Click on the image for the actual, uncropped version.
When I lived in France, I made monthly treks to Galignani and the Village Voice in Paris to stock up on American novels. Galignani is supposedly the first English language bookstore in Europe—yeah, that’s right!—and Philip Roth is, along with Paul Auster, probably the most popular American novelist in France. Here’s Roth’s latest, Indignation, on display at Galignani in April 2010.
At this red light, two bikers look left and two look right. Who’s going to come out ahead? My money is on the woman with the Kookai bag.
This young man takes a break from his kitchen to smoke a cigarette, standing just out of the shadows and in the light on the Boulevard des Italiens.