Paris Photography

I was in Paris three different times. I used to be able to read French fluently, but could never speak it well enough to make myself understood without some gestures and pointing.
Still I found (25 plus years ago) that it was my favorite place to photograph. I always went back to the same little hotel in the banking area; and each day set out, just like I would in New York without a plan.
Just head out into the smell of baking bread, and wonderful butter, and follow my nose. The only landmarks on my list were of course the Eiffel Tower, but even better — a tour of the various graveyards.
To see Jim Morrison’s grave was at the very least thrilling; but even more so great monuments to immortal artists.

  Have you ever seen a charming scene like this in NYC. Maybe. From film, circa 1995. So these two kids would be, what...

Paris photograph of Montmartre Steps, circa 1993. Camera: Rollei TLR.  Shot without a tripod, leaning the Rollei on the stair rail.  One of the better shots from my Paris excursions....

For the world's doctors, this was a beautiful spot in Paris.  It was raining that day and it made the trough water beautiful.  Early 1990s....

[caption id="attachment_19384" align="aligncenter" width="940"] Looking up, from 35mm film. circa 1994.[/caption] ...

A farmhouse on the road to Arles. Photographed circa 1990s with medium format film camera.  I really did think there was something special about the light there as Van Gogh noted; but maybe it was just from seeing so many of his paintings.  Still, I...

Paris airport. Couple embrace on moving sidewalk. Interesting effect as I am also moving at the same speed. Only the walls and ceiling are blurred....