Brussels a photographic black and white Diptych.

Taken many years ago, edited the other day. I’m enjoying doing the occasional photographic diptych: it isn’t so much about creating a sequence that illustrates the passage of time but more about bringing photographs together that question  the assumptions we make when watching or photographing a scene.

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The question here is what does the observer assume about the relationship between the man,the boy and the woman. Is there a relation ? If so what is its nature ? Why is she behind them ? The possibilities are infinite.

At Sea En Mer

black and white photograph of people on the deck of a ferryFerry crossing to Amsterdam from the UK. Traversée en ferry pour Amsterdam depuis le RU. Digital. Numérique. 2012

Ok, I rarely go for a reduced tonal range but here I felt it fitted for this photo. On the other hand, I felt that the flagpole image needed something more subtle. D’accord, je vais rarement pour un éventail réduit de tons mais ici j’ai pensé que cela convenait à cette photo. en revanche, il m’a semblé que l’image du mat pour drapeau avait besoin d’un traitement plus nuancé.

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As for the next two images of a father and daughter, a classic treatment seemed best suited. Et quant aux deux images suivantes, un traitement classique m’a paru le plus approprié.

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black and white gif of photographs of a father and daughter on a ferry

black and white photograph of a father and daughter on a ferry

I enjoyed putting a gif together from the sequence of photos of this little magic moments. The last one is my favourite of the series. All these photos link back to my portfolio site chevaugeonphoto.com, page “Here and There”.

J’ai aimé créer un gif à partir de la séquence de photos de ce petit moments magique…C’est la dernière que je préfère de cette séquence. Toutes ces photos contiennent un lien vers mon site chevaugeonphoto.com, section “Here and There” (page “Ici et Là).

Farms,wind turbines, sheep and big sky : a landscape. Fermes,turbines à vent, moutons et grand ciel:un paysage.

Hard to keep life in this very downsized for web version. Difficile de faire vivre  cette image dans cette version reduite pour la toile.

black and white photograph of a Northumberland UK landscape:two farms and wind turbines and sheep against a moody sky.

Northumberland UK  D800 and 35mm Black and white photographic documentary landscape. Photographie noir et blanc documentaire d’un paysage.

C’est la dernière image que j’ai éditée cette année,aujourdhui pour être précis, le signe d’un tournant vers une approche plus documentaire. Merci d’avoir interagi avec moi tout au long de l’année et vous souhaitant une année 2015 qui fasse sens. Et merci beaucoup de continuer à partager votre travail !

Last image that I’ve edited this year,today to be precise,a sign of a turning point towards a more documentary approach.Thanks for interacting with me throughout the year and wishing you a meaningful 2015. And thank you very much for continuing to share your work !

Watch Tv and Behave Regarde la Télévision et Sois Sage

Brick houses and satellites dishes Alnwick UK

Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

Some thoughts on this photo here

Quelques pensées sur cette photo ici.

Road to Glencoe Route De Glencoe October 2014

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Thousands of people probably stop here each year to take this view…..Edited this today. Printed on A2 .

La Porte St-Denis Paris: J’adore !

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La Porte St-Denis, Paris on hot August day, digital capture. La Porte St-Denis, par une chaude journée d’août,numérique.

Brussels Bruxelles La Grand Place

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You see what you’re looking for: Around Glencoe and Skye.

Chevaugeon Photo : Portfolio and Prints

I recently went on a road trip to Skye via Glencoe. I had two very different cameras : a bulky high res Nikon D800 DSLR with a tilt and shift lens on a stand and the fuji X-Pro. I’ve never particluarly sought to produce either pretty or ugly images, if I am moved by what’s in front of me then I’ll aim to capture it and translate it as best I can, beautiful or ugly or plain for that matter. I always hope to capture something beyong decorativeness.It was strange stumbling across the portrait of the little girl left at the foot of a tree and stranger still encountering that dead deer ( don’t look if you don’t want to see it) on the edge of the road amongst some rubbish. Can you see the flock of birds flying away from the cemetery ?

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Early days for a site dedicated to showcasing my work

First to all of you who drop by, just to say a big thank you for your interest :it means a lot to me.

Blogging is helping me  clarify my thoughts about my own work whilst allowing me to discover other photographers , writers, poets , thinkers, painters, activists and more.

I have started creating a site for showcasing only. The site is in its very early stages as I am getting my head around the pros and cons of the template I’m using. Not much to see yet but it is close enough to the feel I am after: simple, “dépouillié” as we say in French, which I find suits most of my work. Three categories for now . It opens on the Paris slideshow. There’s a permanent link to it underneath the title of this blog site.

Wishing you every success in your endeavours.

Kind Regards

Christophe

        Click on the screen shot or the name to get a preview of chevaugeonphoto.com . 

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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.

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