Thursday, November 09, 2017

Paris Photo - pictures at an exhibition

Last night PHOTO PARIS opened.
You have 4 days to go bask in the magnificent Grand Palais, always a pleasure.
There are many arresting images.
Roses everywhere.
Yves Klein blue everywhere.
Here in Richard Caldicott's 1990's still lifes. This gallery owner wants to have me arrested.

A very silly Yves Klein blue doggie bag.
A real dog on a visitor's arm. This is a first. Did she hide it under her coat at entrance?
Cat in the bag?
My bag was definitely not big enough.
Fashion photos always captivate. Arther Elgort shot models in Chrisitan Lacroix.
Franco Fontana Italian models.
Vintage Twiggie carrying her roller skates at the Eiffel Tower on a gallery wall. No credit available.
Old Paris, 1949 by Robert Frank
Really old Paris by Ilse Bing, a leader of modern photography in Paris in the 1930s .
Vintage photos of Grace Coddington by brilliant fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. He discovered so many models int the 70s.
My photo of the inimitable Grace...outside a Chanel show. (Not in the show FYI).
Last night
The drink of choice
Was La Parisienne beer. I love his Yves Klein blue watch...
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Paris was chilly last night. In the 40s PBers.


  1. There's nothing I love more than a gallery show like this. And to attend one in Paris is like a dream! Thank you for sharing this - I savored every photo.

    1. 😀 Happy to share Lynn
      A lot of people there last nite!!

  2. Photography has just come so the old pics.. we can manipulate so much now with PS and LR'snice to see the old ones..

  3. Anonymous10:10 AM

    Great shots! Thanks for risking arrest to let us see the show. Very nice! I love your perspective on the Grand Palais. Beautiful. merci. It really is a beautiful building.
    Fan from Oregon

  4. Kathy H10:12 AM

    Love the fashion photos...would love to do a painting of the Franco Fontana Italian models (if I only had the time).
    Merci beaucoup!

  5. Please stay out of jail - we need our PB fix on a regular basis.

    1. Dont worry Suki, with everybody a photographer these days it cant happen.

  6. Susan B1:15 PM

    Thanks so much, Carol. I studied all these photographers (Bing, Frank) as a studio art major in college in the early 70s. Thanks for the memories!

    1. The old classics are still the best in my opinion..

  7. Lynn C1:42 PM

    Loved these pictures and those three flowers were fabulous

    1. The 3 flowers are by Guido Mocafico, Lynn.

  8. What a lovely, evocative, atmospheric shot you took of Grace Coddington!
    Loved seeing this show through your eyes

    1. Thanks Karen 😀
      I am proud of that one but she has easily all those qualities. Why she was a model no doubt.

  9. WineWalker11:04 PM

    well done, carol

  10. Postcards from Philly12:11 AM

    night out in Paris via your eyes.

    Very very very savvy


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