Paris Journal

Salut! Welcome to the Paris Journal, with stories from La Ville Lumière and elsewhere. This is a collection of adventures: the ladies I photograph; the croissants I've eaten; tidbits from my life; special projects; and a Paris guide. Whew! I hope you'll come along; it's going to be a lovely time!

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The past two years I have been choosing words to live by. I find that they are a nice, gentle guide to go about living and it’s interesting to see how they manifest themselves. This year, my words are “bold” and “beauty.” To seek bold beauty and to see beauty in boldness. (My art practice […]

They were five in top hats, suits and ties impeccable, the women against a sultry grey backdrop, cigarettes dangling from lips, between fingers. Exuding elegance, secrecy, and intimacy between friends. They were four, two each against a deep red curtain. Cecil Beaton couples. He could have shot them for Vogue. Genteel sophistication, a soft beauty […]

Have you ever hated the way you looked in a photo? Meeee tooooooo. Have you ever stood in front of a camera and not known what to do with your hands? Your arms? Yourself? Meeee toooo. This is why I often jump in photographs. If I’m going to feel awkward, I might as well be […]

Soft even light. Soft even light. Soft even light from head to toe. This is the mantra of the photography classes I have taken. I believe it, because I think it flatters a person, and I am a people-entered photographer. Rather, I am a subject-centred photographer. The background is less important to me, and it’s […]

Light flooded the frame, the kind of light you only find at sunrise and sunset. She was standing, barefoot, wearing the twirliest floral skirt in the Jardin des Tuileries. In her hands was the most curious camera: Rectangular and boxy in a Range Rover sort of way, two lenses, and she was peering down into […]

Hello, mes ami.e.s! I think now is a great time as ever to break down my art philosophy. Why do I do what I do? With the medium that I choose? What is my creative process? What can you, the client, expect during a session? With this introductory post, I want to break down what […]

It had rained all last week and was forecasted into the next. After monitoring the météo intently all Sunday afternoon, I finally made the call the meet Monday morning. Better to be out in a little drizzle than risk pouring rain later in the afternoon. Ironically, the rain petered out after lunch, but my little […]

Cecil is my Rolleicord. We’re still working out our relationship, but for the most part, there’s nothing more fun than a TLR. Cecil has character, and I love keeping him in my backpack for spontaneous strolls. Enjoy scenes from Parc Monceau, la Tour Eiffel, and a couple frames from Norman, my Nikon F100. A combination […]

The thick Burgundian fog sits low in the fields, rows and rows of vines quickly disappearing as the train speeds by. Sunlight cuts through in a gentle haze. As quickly as it comes, it dissipates, sunshine full-force through the windows, cutting harsh shadows across our faces. It is warm, dashing hope across the landscape dotted […]

She was standing, barefoot, in the Tuileries in a twirly, tea-length skirt. The sun was setting, and true to Paris, it was dreamy. I love good, flowing skirt, but what stopped my scroll was the camera in her hands. A funny-looking fellow, two lenses, held gently in her hands as she peered down into the […]

Paris strolls; looking for the best croissant; plenty of flowers; stories; and other adventures. I hope you'll come along and see my Paris!

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