La Danse The Dance Alnwick

Another edit of this photo taken in Alnwick during the Music festival a few years ago : if I remember it was the second time I was using the little fuji x100 .

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Paris s’amuse /Paris has fun. Jardins des Tuileries . Fête Foraine /Funfair

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.

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I’ve been working on a book project to present my favourites personal photographs of Paris:these will definitively be there.

Place de la Nation 7 :Manif Mai 2002 Revisitée / Demonstration May 2002 revisited

See Place de la Nation 1 for explanation and take time to look at all these beautiful faces. Thank you. Merci

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Place de la Nation 5 :Manif Mai 2002 Revisitée / Demonstration May 2002 revisited

See Place de la Nation 1 for explanation and take time to look at all these beautiful faces. Thank you. Merci

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Place de la Nation 3 :Manif Mai 2002 Revisitée / Demonstration May 2002 revisited

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 )

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Place de la Nation 2 :Manif Mai 2002 Revisitée / Demonstration May 2002 revisited

See Place de la Nation 1 for explanation and take time to look at all these beautiful faces. Thank you. Merci

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Place de la Nation 1 :Manif Mai 2002 Revisitée / Demonstration May 2002 revisited

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.

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A Certain Class ? Une Certaine Classe ? What do you see? Que voyez-vous ?

A Certain Class ?     Une  Certaine Classe ?   What do you see?   Que voyez-vous ?

Where in absence of the knowledge of its context, a photo remains open to many interpretations. As usual though, the devil is in the detail.

Longhirst Hall The Speech Le Discours Father of the Bride Père de la Mariée

Lonhirst Hall, The Speech, Le Discours   Father of the Bride  Père de la Mariée

I enjoy taking on wedding photography commissions alongside my more personal work.

Usually speeches are given from tables and it is difficult to capture the interactions of all concerned, but this time, although the light was incredibly challenging, the stairs and pillars and lighting and disposition of the characters contributed to create something very theatrical. A lot of post production was needed to make it all hold together.
This has to be my favourite ever speech photo.

Sadly, the venue , Longhirst Hall, well known in Northumberland, closed abruptly this week-end leaving couples stranded in the worst way. I hope they will overcome this setback to go on to enjoy an even greater wedding day.

My dedicated wedding photography site is frogfoto.com

Ten to Seven : Another moment in time

Ten to Seven : Another moment in time

Cheerleaders in Dorset, I like a well structured busy street photo where many things are going on. I have made a tighter crop version but in the end this one says more.

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