I can’t even begin to describe how I’ve been feeling since the recent attacks on my beloved Paris. Being far away from my country in moments like these is very difficult. Unfortunately, it will be a few weeks until my next trip and I will have to find ways to cope with the horror of the recent events remotely. My friends and family are safe. But it hit particularly close to home as my nephew was attending the soccer match at Stade de France on that fateful night.
I find great comfort in the support my country is receiving from all over the world. And also from the hundreds of notes of love and compassion I’ve been receiving personally. Social media has a way of bringing people together in times of tragedy and that is a wonderful thing. I wish it had as much power to unite people any other time and prevent such tragedy to ever strike.
I am very angry and profoundly sad but today I want to share some love through a few images I captured in Paris in recent months.
Je Suis Paris!
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I made a quick 24h trip to Indianapolis on Saturday to give a presentation of my work as part of the Fujifilm US X-Series Photographer program. It’s always so much fun to speak at events and meet so many eager photographers.
I had never been to Indianapolis before and it is such a cool and vibrant city! Also, my good friend, several time workshop participant and talented fashion photographer Steve Brokaw lives there, so we had the opportunity to hang out and shoot some street together on Saturday evening.
Indy also has the most beautiful and newest airport in the US. I got up extra early to catch my fright the next day so I could spend some time shooting some ‘airport street photography’. I’m never bored as long as I have my beloved Fuji X100T with me :)
Here are a few pics collected during my short visit. Indy is cool and so is my buddy Steve. I’ll definitely visit again!
Saturday: The sun was already very low in the sky when we arrived downtown. No time to waste, long shadows were waiting for us! We found a nice sunny spot and waited for a few minutes to let the street surprise us.
Just a few days before Veterans’ Day, I saw a soldier and his shadow…
Once the sun was down, it was only a matter of time until the car headlights would provide us with some interesting light. I soon spotted an interesting steam vent coming out of a building which created an awesome eerie filter as people were walking through its cloud.
Sunday: The next morning, as I was waiting to board my plane back to MSP, I spotted a few interesting silhouettes of passengers and a pilot at IND…
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I don’t make the decision of whether a photograph will be color or B&W lightly. I press the shutter knowing what I want to convey. If the color is part of the story and doesn’t become a distraction, then color it is!
Here are a few snapshots of my recent visit to New York City in color. See the B&W post here.
Once again this year, I started the month of October in Paris and finished it in New York. Two of my most favorite cities. My visit to NYC was full and so rewarding! I spoke at Photo Plus Expo at the Javits Center as a Fujifilm Ambassador on Thursday and Friday, taught my street photography workshop on Saturday and Sunday and gave a lecture at the New York City Botanical Garden on Monday morning. I met so many wonderful people and spent time with some old friends as well. Does it get much better than that?
Here are some of the B&W photographs I captured in the Big Apple this year. Colors to come next!
As I am ready to jump on another plane that will take me to New York City this time, I wanted to share the third installment of my Autumn trip to Paris. I keep very fond memories of each Parisian experience and I cherish the new friendships that developed during the last two workshops, just a few weeks ago.
Paris and New York in the same month, I’m a happy photographer! More coming soon….
No worries, there are many more B&W photographs to come from my most recent trip to Paris during which I taught two photo workshops, a week-long and a weekend, to two amazing groups of photographers from Australia to Latvia…
Paris is not all B&W, there are subjects that are all about color. I find that color MUST stay as long as it adds to the story and doesn’t become a distraction from the subject. Here are a few images that, in my humble opinion, would lose a lot without color… Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Thank you for visiting!
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I’m in Paris again to teach two photo workshops. We just finished day 3 and what a glorious time it has been so far! I’m doing what I love to do with a small group of passionate photographers who came from Canada, the United-States, Australia and Belgium to see Paris through their lens for a week. Today was day 3 and the students who have been a bit intimidated by street photography are really seeing opportunities and becoming more daring. The more experienced street shooters are trying new things and challenging themselves as well. Since we are enjoying wonderful sunny days, we have been playing with shadows and silhouettes a lot!
I am having so much fun making new friends, teaching and grabbing a few shots along the way on our daily photo walks.
Here are a few B&W pics that I collected along the way, there will be some color images on a later post… Enjoy and please leave a comment, thanks! :)
I’m a photographer, I love rainy days! People behave differently on those days. They hurry if they don’t have an umbrella. And, if they do, umbrellas themselves make for wonderful subjects. Best of all, the reflections on the wet pavement are eye candy for the street photographer. I also love shooting at high ISO with my little Fuji, at 6400 the noise has the classic look of film :)
I was out with a friend on Friday night and captured these shots before and after our dinner in Minneapolis.
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Every year the Minnesota State Fair marks the end of summer. It’s not a big fan of the fair, I don’t care for large crowds or fair food. But it’s a family tradition and I go for a few hours every year. To give you an idea of the size of this event, know that nearly two million visitors attend the fair every year, it covers an area of 320 acres and employs about 2500 people for 12 days. It’s massive!
Last year I only carried my iPhone, this year I brought the Fuji X100T and grabbed a few shots while out with the family. It was fun and I will definitely make a point of coming an extra time just for some photography next year. Here are a few shots I grabbed mostly outside the horse barn and later in the Midway. The rest of the time, the camera was in the bag and I was simply enjoying family time :)
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