28 juillet 2009

Arles: Rencontres photographiques

For the first time, I had the opportunity to spend some time in the South of France and go to Arles. I really felt I was a photographer among the other ones with their perfect sets of cameras & great zooms. As you can see , more of a beginner but the thing is really do appreciate those pictures, the light, the colors. Hope you too. Do you?
As for the exhibitions, I had a great time visiting Willy Ronis. He's amazing. I loved the black & white vision of Paris even if  i already saw it at the Hôtel de ville in Paris. The second time was even better. 
The invited guest this year was the brilliant Nan Goldin of whom we could appreciate the personnal and strange collection, as well as a selection of 13 friends -photographers that she likes. I has to admit i wasn't really into it..too morbid and depressing for me. 
Whatever,  i found  the exhibition places really beautiful like the incredible Parc des Ateliers. I wish there were more exhibitions in such original places. Have you been to Arles once? I suggest you  go once.

Les rencontres d'Arles 2009
66 expositions du 7 juillet au 13 septembre 2009
Tous les jours de 10h à 19h

12 juillet 2009

Having fun!

Still waiting for holidays.. i can feel it getting closer. Meanwhile, i've posted some pictures i took of the Tuileries fairground. 

Enjoy the ride!

10 juillet 2009

Paris 104

Anyway, Paris was great, I had the best time. I spent a fair amount of it just doing what I do best - wandering around , going to museums, visiting friends, passing down a park, stopping for a coffee, with a camera ( or 2 or 3 sometimes)..my Holga, my Pola & my 50mm  digital Canon. One of the great place I'm trying to visit each time I come to Paris is this artistic center the 104. Really great place, incredible lights! I was less excited by the artistic installations ('cause it's summer and they just left some irrelevant pieces) than by the place itself and it's old-fashioned photobooth.

My Paris in 25 words : fashion week, Rosa Bonheur, drinks, Buttes Chaumont,  galleries, misstic, 104, photobooth, We love art, dancing, laughs, wine, vintage shops, Tuileries, photographs, magazines, graffiti, fondation Cartier  

104 rue d'aubervilliers, 19ème
Ouvert tous les jours sf lundi 11-21h ( vend/sam jusqu'à 23h)