Paris Stories ~ Part 1

I just returned from teaching a street photography workshop in Paris, the first of a busy 2016 workshop season. January is one of my favorite times of the year to visit Paris. There are fewer tourists, Paris is thus much more authentic. As a street photographer, you never stop scanning your surroundings for a moment. There are stories happening all around us and it’s our responsibility to see them and record them in the best possible way. Usually we only have a fraction of a second to tell a story in a single frame. Other times, we have the luxury to witness and record a series of moments of every day life. Seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary is what street photography is all about. Immortalizing beautiful moments that will never happen again.

This is what happened while sitting with friends in a bistro last Saturday…

©Valerie Jardin - Paris Story-1

©Valerie Jardin - Paris Story-3

©Valerie Jardin - Paris Story-2

©Valerie Jardin - Paris Story-5

©Valerie Jardin - Paris Story-7

©Valerie Jardin - Paris Story-6

The images above were shot at 6400 ISO with the Fuji X100T.

20 thoughts on “Paris Stories ~ Part 1

  1. I love the shot with the waiter. So much captured in one image; the essence of Paris, the question and the response. Love the way you have the key elements all arranged on that diagonal line; two glasses, customer and waiter.

    Can you tell me Valerie; is this the Fuji in-camera Black and White film simulation or have you done some post-processing work?

    Thank you.

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