4.14.2015

Monsieur Rodin

Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum

If there's one museum I would urge a first-time visitor to see in Paris, it would be the Musée Rodin... the magnificent Hotel Biron (once Rodin's living space and studio) houses a huge permanent collection of Rodin's sculptures and artwork, and the lush outdoor open space allows you to wander leisurely through the grounds where Rodin's sculptures are in an enclosed marbles gallery as well as spread around in monumental format. 

At the moment, Hotel Biron is currently closed for renovation (scheduled to open this year) and the trees inside the sprawling woodland area and the rose gardens are not yet in full bloom, which means I'll have to go back :) The reopening of the museum space is sure to be a grand one, years of work have been done to update and upgrade the space, and little peeks have me itching to be first in line... 

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4.07.2015

First Signs of Spring | Paris

Paris Spring Jardin des Plantes
Paris Spring Jardin des Plantes
Paris Spring Jardin des Plantes
Paris Spring Jardin des Plantes
Paris Spring Jardin des Plantes
Paris Spring Jardin des Plantes

Bare branches remain along with a slight chill, but the smallest of buds have pushed through and color begins to fill the Jardin des Plantes as Paris tiptoes into Spring. I wish I could bottle up this sunshine... it is the most welcome gift of the season after so many long months of cold and grey. 

How's your Spring coming along?

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3.29.2015

The Soul of Paris

Parisians in Paris
Parisians in Paris
Parisians in Paris
Parisians in Paris
Parisians in Paris
Parisians in Paris

Lately I’ve been observing Parisian folk against the backdrop of their city and notice how commanding a role a single character can play within a photographic frame, revealing the city's rhythm, its energy, its soul. I've always believed you can capture the heart of a place in the quiet and often overlooked details,... I'm now exploring how the beat of that heart springs from the people among all those big and small details.


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3.22.2015

Behind Panes of Glass

Paris Montmartre Windows

A man looking out of an open window never sees as much as the same man looking directly at a closed window. There is no object more deeply mysterious, no object more pregnant with suggestion, more insidiously sinister, in short more truly dazzling than a window lit up from within by even a single candle. What we can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what we can perceive taking place behind a pane of windowglass. In that pit, in that blackness or brightness, life is being lived, life is suffering, life is dreaming....  - Charles Baudelaire, Windows

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3.16.2015

A Sunny Springlike Sunday in Montmartre

Paris Montmartre
Paris Montmartre
Paris Montmartre
Paris Montmartre
Paris Montmartre

On this splendid morning an awakened Spring called Paris out of its sleepy winter slumber, and convinced us the seasons were finally shifting toward sunnier warmer days...

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