Paris in black & white
(gallery 9a)


    "Black and white photography is like chiseling a diamond - it discards the inessential to reveal the substance."
    Carole Devillers ("The World's Greatest Black & White Photography" book)



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Afternoon light on the bridge

 
 

Street mime 

 

Vintage metro entrance 


Vintage metro station

 
 

At sidewalk cafe in Montmartre 

 

Montmartre street 


Cafe in Montmartre

 
 

The Black Cat art gallery 

 

Restaurant in Montmartre 


Watching over Paris

 
 

Pont des Arts
(Arts Bridge)
 

 

Gargoyles of Notre Dame

 
 

Alley of restaurants
Latin Quarter


 
 

Metro station 

 

Ducks by the Louvre Pyramid

 
 

A ray of sun on Arc de Triomphe

 
 

Priest packing for the rain 

 

Rue des Rosiers
Jewish Quarter


 
 

Old man feeding pigeons

 
 

In the metro 

 

Maternity clothes ensigna

 
 

Roller skaters

 
 

Roller skaters 

 

Sketching artist
Montmartre


 
 



 
 

 

 



 
 
    "Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one that fixes a precise moment in time. We play with subjects that disappear; and when theyíre gone, itís impossible to bring them back to life. We canít alter our subject afterward.... Writers can reflect before they put words on paper.... As photographers, we donít have the luxury of this reflective time....We canít redo our shoot once weíre back at the hotel. Our job consists of observing reality with help of our camera (which serves as a kind of sketchbook), of fixing reality in a moment, but not manipulating it, neither during the shoot nor in the darkroom later on. These types of manipulation are always noticed by anyone with a good eye."
    Henri Cartier-Bresson (French photographer 1908-2004), "American Photo", Sep/Oct 1997.





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