Münchausen in Montparnasse
Fuji X-Pro2, 85mm, f/1.4, 1/8000s, ISO 200
There are many interesting statues and busts in the Cimetière du Montparnasse. This one struck me with its resemblance to the Baron Münchausen in Terry Gilliam’s movie.
Rest in Peace
Fuji X-Pro2, 85mm, f/1.4, 1/240s, ISO 200
This is one of those shots that would probably benefit from being pure B&W: there’s very little colour to begin with. But I think B&W would give it more harshness than what I was looking for, so I kept it in these super low-key grey/pink tones. Tell me what you think.
Fuji X-Pro2, 85mm, f/1.4, 1/1100s, ISO 200
There is something soothing and peaceful about the Cimetière du Montparnasse, and I spent a few hours there last Saturday morning just walking around and trying to capture that softness through a wide open lens. This is one of the most interesting shots (I think).
The Other Side of Bordeaux
Fuji X-Pro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/300s, ISO 200
Bordeaux under a nice sunlight is truly gorgeous, but it can be easy to forget that there’s life beneath these old stones. The city is in the midst of a conflict with the garbage collection union. I’m not taking sides, I don’t even know the exact nature of the conflict, but I wanted to show a less glamorous side to the city with this photo in the middle of the Old Bordeaux. Something tells me this one might not see so many likes on social networks…
Up the Ladder
Fuji X-Pro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 200
I was looking into the side streets on one of Bordeaux’s main arteries when I stumbled upon this scene. I shot by reflex. The guy on the right might have objected, but the guy on top of the ladder didn’t seem to mind. I decided to keep it.
A Place for a Quiet Read
Fuji X-Pro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 640
Walking in the tiny streets of Bordeaux I stumbled upon this small square, bathed in shade, and thought to myself that this would be a perfect place to sit down with a good book…
Dead at the Apollo
Fuji xpro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/340s, ISO 200
Place Fernand Lafargue in Bordeaux is the remnants of the Apollo. I have no idea what the store was although I assume a record store. Sad to see it so derelict, but the contrast between that and the old stone above is interesting.
Fuji xpro2, 50mm, f/2, 1/2400s, ISO 200
I was wandering the streets of Bordeaux when I stumbled upon this statue of Roman era poet and statesman Ausone. He was born in Bordeaux, apparently, but Italian football fans didn’t care, they made him their own!
Fuji x100s, 35mm, f/4, 1/500s, ISO 200
I have a thing with symmetry, it appeals to me. And so does contrast. This has both.
Fuji x100s, 35mm
Reykjavik’s Hallgrímskirkja is very impressive on the outside, massive and modern, standing at the top of the city. I’d never been inside. With the harsh sunlight the contrasts were fantastic, and the huge church organ stood out to me. Snap.