Pascaline Lineka, Paris based photographer

Wednesday, 12 July, 2017

Photo by Pascaline Lineka

Beautiful imagery by Paris based photographer Pascaline Lineka, whose quest to explore what she calls the magic of solitude, leads her to places where people once were, but have long since abandoned.

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Boula Wayne, Paris based photographer, and music and video producer

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

Photo by Boula Wayne

Boula Wayne owns and runs a media company in Paris. When he’s not doing that, he picks up a camera and starts taking photos. Pretty good photos, actually. Don’t you think?

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Thomas Barone, Paris based abstract artist

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016

Artwork by Thomas Barone

Monaco born, Paris based abstract artist Thomas Barone, has studied fashion and theatre, and hopes to split his time between interests in fashion and art going forward.

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Red Lights, photos of the cafes of Paris by Blaise Arnold

Monday, 2 May, 2016

Photo by Blaise Arnold

Red Lights, a collection of photos taken by Blaise Arnold, of cafes in and around Paris. Is it just me, or do some of these coffee houses look familiar? I’m sure I’ve seen a few of these places in films set in Paris.

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Paris’ “Grand Ensembles”, photographed by Laurent Kronental

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015

Photo by Laurent Kronental

French photographer Laurent Kronental has spent the last four years taking photos of the “Grand Ensembles”, high rise apartment blocks in the Paris suburbs, and their residents. An aspect of Paris that not everyone might be familiar with.

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Rendezvous, Paris, 1976, a short film by Claude Lelouch

Tuesday, 29 September, 2015

This spine-tingling short film, titled C’était un Rendez-vous, made in 1976 by French director Claude Lelouch, appears to be filmed from what sounds like a motorbike, being driven across Paris just before sunrise.

At speed. Up to 160 kph apparently. Without regard for red lights. Or intersections. Or the pigeons that strut the waking city’s narrow lanes.

This clip (flick on subtitles for the translation) explains how, and why, Lelouch made the film. So it’s not a motorbike he’s on. Somehow that makes the escapade all the more hair raising.

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The Eiffel Tower, as seen from numerous apartments in Paris

Monday, 13 April, 2015

Eiffel Tower, photo by John Lampard

There’s little doubting the admiration that British photographer Jasper White has for the Eiffel Tower, he’s made seemingly every effort possible to photograph the structure from as many apartments in Paris as he can.

Above is a snap I took, when I visited Paris.

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We’re laying in the foundations for something big, really big, here

Wednesday, 4 February, 2015

Photo by Pierre Petit

This is a photo of the foundations of what well known structure? Full marks if you answered the Eiffel Tower. See more photos of the tower’s construction, during the late 1880s, here.

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In and out of The Louvre in ninety minutes on a Sunday afternoon

Friday, 12 December, 2014

You’ll never guess what the highlight of my trip to The Louvre was. Well, I did study the painting in question for my art history course at high school, and to say that there’s more to it than meets the eye is a veritable understatement.

Viewing the work is likewise the focus of many other visitors to what is one of the best known art museums in the world, but do most of these people zip in and out only to see it, or do they take the time to see more of the treasures within?

Unsurprisingly visitors to The Louvre can be cast into one of two camps, short stayers, people who spend about ninety minutes there, and long stayers, those who stop for at least six hours. Surprisingly though, there is little difference in how much either type of visitor sees, it comes down to how long they take in any given art piece.

Having say an hour to gaze at the Mona Lisa would be a luxury. The jostling crowds make staying in its presence difficult for any longer than a few minutes though.

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Paris, New York, New York, Paris

Tuesday, 4 November, 2014

An ad for an airline I know, but don’t let that stand in the way of what makes for a fine, side by side, comparison of Paris and New York City. I’ve been to one, I’m yet to visit the other.

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