Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Paris Silhouettes

I noticed silhouettes in many vitrines.. Some are just flat cutouts like this swan... Or multi-colored as this bike shop... Posters have caught the silhouette tendance. And Paris graffiti is often in silhouette. Highly animated silhouettes in Camper's windows.

Bird silhouettes at Annik Goutal.
Not a pure silhouette but a giant iconic baguette cutout.

Paris dog silhouettes on Ile St-Louis.

The silhouettist at Notre Dame. It's contagous, these silhouettes

A contemporary photographer uses an old concept for his carte de visite.

Paris' best loved silhouette.
Paris l'heure bleu is full of silhouettes-no sissors necessary...

BONJOUR SILHOUETTES!

24 comments:

Kathe said...

LOVED this one!!!!!!!!!!!

Myrtle Luma said...

This is wonderful.
My daughters and I love your work.
It is beautiful and inspirational.
M.

Steverino said...

Bonjour Carol:

This post is truly charming and delight to view and a testament to your "seeing."

Stef

The Good Life in Virginia said...

a happy tuesday carol.
so enjoy visiting.

Lisa Johnson said...

Love the doggy shadows! Too cute! ; )

C. Anne said...

Yes, silhouttes seem to be experiencing a revival now. They're bold and a little playful. I especially love the quiant victorian ones, in fact just bought a pair on ebay!

Di Overton said...

How do you manage this. I start to photograph a particular thing then forget what the hell it was I started photographing in the first place

Merisi said...

Bravissima, congratulations on an outstanding photo essay that is more than a mere silhoutte, but full of life and nuances!

I imagine Paris as a big swimming pool, and you are the big fish in it, nibbling at all those tiny fish swimming in there, whatever they may be, and be they silhouttes.

Annick Goutal's "Les Nuits d'Hadrien" is my favorite parfume. May I ask you to please return the little "c" to her first name? I want her to be happy. ;-) (Her daughter, that is.)

le banc moussu said...

I had a great time walking around Paris with you.
Your eyes are different of my French ones and it's very funny.

Sydney O'Dear said...

Beautiful. Makes me want to go put my hair up and make a silhouette of myself. Absolutely fantastic.

Mary Jo said...

I'm new to Paris Breakfast and am truly enjoying it. I spent a month in France 2 years ago and am still in love with the thought of returning.
Thanks,
Mary Jo

Kori said...

Your latest Paris Breakfast brought to mind this giraffe photo from our recent trip.

Annie said...

remember when silhouettes were all the rage in US?
50s?
xxx

Linda said...

LOVE this visual series of Paris-patterns & silhouettes
Please keep going.
Merci

Foodwalker said...

I remember every home I went into had the kids' pics up in silhouettes.
Not mine!
I can't find my bronzed baby shoes...bah!

A Brush with Color said...

lovely silhouettes! Very nice, indeed, Carol.

K, Tallahassee said...

Hi Carol:
That would be scissors, but loved the shot as always,
K, Tallahassee

Mary-Anna said...

I just loved loved loved your two latest posts. The checkers are so unusual and the silhouttes such a great subject!

Unknown said...

oooohhh...I love the first one but they are all great! Thanks for sharing! Daisy~

Lara said...

a great idea, and a great collection of silhouettes!

Jacanegra said...

Great collection of silhouettes on your blog today, so well observed and captured!

settka said...

good mood =)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

This post makes me so happy. As you can see at http://tinyurl.com/mvs296
I LOVE silhouettes!
Bravo!

susi said...

ooohhh goody, finally a pic of a giant baguette, merci!


PS The artist guys up at Place du Tetres do the scissor silhouette thing.