Archive for May, 2012
Loved this recent bridal session in the French Quarter. One of my favorites is Malia standing in front of St Louis Cathedral with tourists all around going about their day. I was just metering the light on the Leica then was going to recompose and this “happy accident” happened. Photographer Timothy Allen once said ““It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get” Enjoy. – Chris
Going to Paris as a photographer is mesmerizing and overwhelming at the same time. I had not been to Paris since I was little, and I was way too young to remember. Most of the photos were of me sleeping here and there in front a famous monument.
As a photographer what do you photograph if you have never held your camera up to this city before? I looked through “Yvon’s Paris” before going and realized pretty quickly there is nothing in Paris that has not been captured by some form of glass before. Yvon’s images set the standard and as a photographer we are pretty much intruding on his streets, his canals, his glimpses of Parisian life. Yet I made my attempt to capture Paris. Paris the way I saw it with just one camera (Leica M8) and one lens(35mm Summicron). Enjoy, – Chris