Thousands of people probably stop here each year to take this view…..Edited this today. Printed on A2 .
It seems a long time ago since I took these pictures, and it was ! At least one was taken in the mid 1990s and the others in the early 2000s. All were captured on film . I scanned them a few months ago from the original 35 mm negatives .For as long as I remember, every summer this funfair sets up on the edge of the Jardins des Tuileries, across the Rue de Rivoli: I have fond memories of the place and love that time of the year :Paris, in August is particularly quiet and yet fun.
I’ve been working on a book project to present my favourites personal photographs of Paris:these will definitively be there.
See Place de la Nation 1 for explanation and take time to look at all these beautiful faces. Thank you. Merci ( Haven’t quite finished editing this one )
In the next few posts I will present re-edits of the four images that appeared in my second post on this blog back in February 2013 called Demonstration La Manif Paris 2002. I’ve also added a few more.
As these images form a natural series, it would have made sense to present them in a unique group or gallery , but since I deeply feel that each holds it own so to speak, I decided to present them individually in the hope that viewers, in this era of fast everything, will take a moment or two to look at all the beautiful faces of the people gathered that day to take a peaceful stand for “fraternité”.
David Vestal challenges, with his usual concision in the chapter “Print Aesthetics and Beyond ” of his book “The Art of Black Enlarging” ,the concept of the “vintage print” ,of first and limited editions of prints, and encourages us to revisit our images as our understanding of what an image wants, of how to edit it, can change in time, along with our craftsmanship.
I’ve always loved this shot but it wasn’t to the liking of the parents…such is the life of the photographer. roll-film early 1990s