Yesterday I received an amazing early birthday present from my mother: a Diana+ camera, with a 35mm back and a Splitzer. I’m already completely smitten with my pretty Diana and I can’t wait to take her out on the town…
Taken w/ my Nikon D90 & Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AIS lens
Shot w/ my Nikon D90 + 28mm f/2.8 AIS lens
In the evenings I often go for walks around Paris’ Left Bank, trying to capture street scenes during magic hour – when the city is at its most beautiful.
Yesterday’s photo expedition got completely derailed, as soon as I noticed a long row of white trucks lined up on rue Saint-Jacques. They are usually the telltale sign of a film shoot occurring nearby. That’s exactly how I stumbled upon the setup for a scene from Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris a couple of weeks ago behind the Pantheon – and had the privilege to see Woody Allen at work with cinematography wiz Darius Khondji.
Two days ago I had heard that Martin Scorsese was in Paris as well, to shoot his latest film Hugo Cabret, a drama set in 1930s Paris. So, I set about finding out where he will be shooting, hoping to catch a glimpse of the maestro in action. A friend told me that she’d heard he had been filming at the Sorbonne. And that’s where I headed.
I have just spent a couple of hours tweaking the website – for too long, I had been frustrated about the relatively small size of the photos displayed on the blog. So, voilà, here is a brand new design that allows me to post pictures that are 750 pixels wide (end of geeky talk).
Last weekend I did a photoshoot for my dear friend Lindsey, the author of the blog Lost in Cheeseland. We had a bit of a rough – albeit hilarious – start at Jardin des Tuileries: the picturesque cotton candy we had purchased proved to be a wasp magnet, so unfortunately we had to quickly get rid of it. Things went a lot better once we moved to Place de la Concorde. Lindsey proved to be a real trouper, posing right by the fountain (despite the jets of water that kept shooting in her direction). Here are a couple of pictures from the shoot. Enjoy: