I miss you

I miss you

Bercy , Paris

Tuileries: Encore une surprise

Tuileries: Encore une surprise

Sculpture Moderne ! Mid 80s I think. Analogue.
Came across this again in January 2009.

Métro St-Michel, Paris, meet me there

Métro St-Michel, Paris, meet me there

Tuileries, Souriez , Smile

Tuileries, Souriez , Smile

Temporary exhibit captured in a formal style .Really enjoyed stumbling upon this work. thank you bird for posing so nicely on the classic statue’s head

Les Tuileries, a temporary art exhibition

Les Tuileries, a temporary art exhibition

What’s this ?

Brussels, I love a busy street corner

Brussels,  I love a busy street corner


It was a hot day, people in their separate worlds, hustle and bustle , and the feeling is good.

Strange Sky over the Halles

Strange Sky over the Halles

Difficulty as always is to stand back from one of my photographs and to be sure that it holds together.

This a postcard of sorts, but a street photography postcard; actually, not sure it works as a postcard either because in my view it exists better in a bigger size.

I don’t particularly like the Halles but I do land there now and again…

I often see photography of streets where the people captured are there but not, I suspect, as the author of the photograph would have liked them to be; a bit like those silhouettes or sketchy figures that architects add to some of their drawings to give a sense of scale but who have no personality and do not to actually reveal their feelings or purpose.

Why this photograph does matter to me is the combination of the feeling of space, the eerie sky ,the silhouettes of people and the young person sitting on the hand of the statue looking at it all-as I was looking at it all. So maybe in the end, it isn’t so much about a corner of Paris  but a self portrait of sorts?

Waiting Les Halles Paris

Waiting Les Halles Paris

Got it ! Next ride is free !

Got it ! Next ride is free  !

Always makes me think of The Catcher in the Rye .Jardins du Luxembourg 2002, analogue.

Brussels La Grand-Place

black and white urban photography of Brussels by Christophe Chevaugeon frogfoto


When I visit somewhere, of course I see the sights but never waste time trying to capture postcard views. Here I was fortunate enough to stumble upon this event that I hadn’t a clue about. I found  the characters in the car a bit frightening if I am honest but as it was a very public event I felt entitled to capture a different view of La Grand-Place event though it meant getting up close and personal with a very large size camera.


While I am at it , please check out  Sander de Wilde’s work at http://sanderdewilde.wordpress.com/. Dutch photographer based in Brussels : explore his excellent personal work; lots to see and be moved by. I know I am.

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