Sunday, November 30, 2008

Auckland - pictures from home?

Here are three pictures I made last night in a therapeutic one hour walk from home. They could be anywhere, then so could I.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Paris - more November images

Three more pictures worth a second look....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Paris - November clichés?

Paris, les flâneur, roaming with friend and fellow photographer Bruce Connew. First on the Metro south to porte de vanves heading for the sunday morning flee market and a walk back to montparnasse and down rue de rennes, st germain des pres across the river towards home. Later, another day, east from place de la bastille along the viaduct des arts to bois de vincennes and the walk back. Shooting as we go, each observing the other, calling cliché, boring or been done at every other shot. Hopefully are three of mine....all good fun.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Paris - random images

In between hanging out in cafes, looking at art, catching up with friends and giving Paris Photo a thorough going over, Paris is as photogenic as ever. Here are three random images that seem to have survived my first edit. The strange wedge shaped building is in the rue de seine in the 6th and is noted for the fact that it was photographed by Atget. As for the others they could be anywhere. The image of the child in the red raincoat brings to mind the 1973 Nicolas Roeg movie, Don't Look Now with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie.

Paris - rendezvous at le fumoir

Le fumoir, my Paris office, located at the eastern end of the Louvre is not only a pleasant and perfect Parisian cafe but superbly located. It's a short 20 minute walk from where I stay in the 11th and on the way to the left bank across the pont des arts. So it was at 11am on Wednesday November 13th I was due to meet Hungarian friend, curator, artist, Gergely Lazlo. Me seated on the comfortable leather sofa where 2 years ago Jim Casper had interviewed me for Lens Culture. As I waited who should arrive but Jim and the remarkable South African photographer Guy Tillim. Jim set to interview Guy. Small world we said as Jim and Guy retreated to the back room library for some peace and quiet. As it happened Gergely never arrived, sick in Budapest. After my coffee I invaded the back room and made this picture of the two (well three) deep in interview mode.