Yesterday was the 1st day for the Dior exposition at the Grand Palais. It's always a good idea to hit these potentially popular expositions the first day before word is out and you have to fight the crowds. More about Dior tomorrow.
Just around the corner a great gathering of people lining up for something other than the Dior. Any event at fabulous Grand Palais I'm game for, so why not go inside? Paris Photo is opening today through Sunday officially - 136 galleries displaying all manner of au current photography.
The classic archetypal Paris Eiffel tower photo greets you at entry.
Luckily I was wearing black last night.
This space is huge so there's a lot to see. Does it really matter what you're wearing? Even if tout Paris has shown up for the vernissage/opening?
If you have Rapunzel-like long hair (preferably brown) your IN. But really the fun is looking at everyone else IMHO.
Ex-pat Adrianne Leeds was dressed de rigeur head-to-toe black.
Boots matching jeans? Sure even if they're not black.
Head-to-toe red will work with masses of hair.
Masses of hair and leaves in this Italian photo. Why didn't I shoot the name placket?
Big dead leaf bouquets - perfect for a Fall expo.
A giant photo by a British photographer.
Still life photos caught my eye.
Joel Meyerowitz got permission to shoot Cezanne's painting objects and even take them down off the shelf.
Cezanne's studio by Joel Meyerowitz. Ah to be in his shoes.
One whole stand dedicated to Robert Capa's photos caught my eye. This riveting of shaved, shamed French women shot was shown at the Branly's Hair exhibit.
Another classic photo by fashion photographer Horst P. Horst.
The range is exhaustive here. I just dipped a toe into the viewing possibilities.
Big globes inside reflect the full November moon outside. If you're a fan of photography, people watching or the Grand Palais, Paris Photo is a don't-miss.