Thursday, 22 November 2012

Paris Photo

Pierre and I went to Paris Photo at the Grand Palais the other evening.  Oh was such a treat....a photographic extravaganza exhibiting iconic works from all over the world.

The best photographers were represented....the wonderful Bill Henson from Australia, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Peter Beard, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Norman Parkinson, Dennis Hopper, Willy Ronis, Bill Brandt etc etc

The exhibition was crowded with lots of gorgeous young, and not-so-young Parisians enchanted by the exhibition....very heavy price tags for much of the work....(think 15 000 euros to 250 000 euros)....but the quality was extraordinary and we noticed there were lots and lots of red stickers on many of those fabulous photographs.

So pleased we saw this exhibition.....only in Paris!!!

Here's a little squizz....I'm sure you'll recongnize many of these famous images.
Bill Henson's unique style
Francis Peter Beard
Phil Dennis Hopper.   Says it all, doesn't it!
What wonderful creativity, talent and skill these photographers have.....makes me want to learn more about this artform.  Praps another little project for me in the future n'est-ce pas?

Off to Lyon for the weekend....I've heard great reports about this particular, its fabulous food!    

I remember years ago watching Paul Bocuse, that master French chef from Lyon, on SBS television, cooking up some French stuffed veal pot roast...and provincial lamb. Hopefully, Pierre and I may just be lucky enough to actually try some of that heavenly cuisine this weekend.

A bientot.

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  1. What a fabulous visual treat! Not to mention Grand Palais itself.
    Art of photography is a universe with so many stars and digital era makes possibilities virtually unlimited. Photo editing is a fascinating process.
    Bon voyage to Lyon.

    1. Merci beaucoup Natalie....yes, would love to learn more about the art of photography. Lyon...wonderful...however I think I may just get back to Paris looking like a "quenelle". Can't resist them!

  2. A feast for the senses Robyn. I'd imagine you could just spent hours taking in this fantastic art form.
    Merci, Jude