You search the cemetery for his grave like the other tourists and there it is. Underwhelming. Just a stone with a plaque. I stood there for a long time, trying to figure out some sort of dramatic way to photograph the grave, but nothing came to me. There was graffiti in chalk on a […]
Sometimes I can say why a particular image appeals to me; and sometimes I can’t. This falls into the latter category. The only thing I know, is that I visited this church with my friend Dirk – and that it wasn’t in France. Belgium, Amsterdam… I just don’t know, but as we approached it, there […]
I still have a long ways to go… I am getting faster at scanning the 35mm stuff; but I haven’t really dipped into the MF negs. yet. The MF format shots were already scanned a long time ago. The 35mm – like this shot – are all recent scans. I’m spending half the day, the […]
Someone asked, the other day, in a comment whether I had a favorite photo, and I’m sure I gave a half-assed answer. But at least as far as Paris goes, this is probably in my top five. It wasn’t the pathos, but the way this guy with crippled legs, was enjoying himself and kidding around […]
While I can remember, let me jot down some stuff about the Paris trips. The first time I went was in September 1992. I went with two carry-ons: a large knapsack, and a saddle bag. The knapsack held: Rollei Twin Lens (in case you’re not familiar with the camera, it’s medium format, with one lens […]
There is a lot of material (too much) from my days in France. I just found another 50 rolls of Medium Format stuff from the trip around the perimeter of France. I’ve at least gone through all the boxes and organized them (step one). In other words, I have pulled all the boxes with Medium […]
It seems to me that the French learn to lean against trees and just watch what’s going on around them at an early age; which later transforms into cafe au lait at the cafes before heading off to work. At any rate, I cannot remember seeing this sort of charming scene anywhere else.
The French are a funny people. They may not do tailgating – but they do have what seems to be a pie or tort festival which I found myself in the middle of, and the idea was to parade through the town with very large pies, torts, and cakes. I’m sure someone can correct me […]