In Memoriam

October 22, 2021  •  1 Comment
The Washington Monument is here framed by the cladding of the beautiful National Museum of African American History and Culture, both on the National Mall in Washington. I was deeply moved by my visit to this place, which has inner architectural beauty, as well as a fascinating exterior aesthetic. Its’ asymmetric form is a fit metaphor for the emot...
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The Veil

October 16, 2021  •  1 Comment
Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris is the last resting place of Oscar Wilde, Chopin and Edith Piaf among numerous other luminaries and is an operating crematorium to this day. It was the scene of the massacre of the Communards in 1871, when 147 “fédérés” prisoners were summarily executed by French government troops and thrown into a trench at what is...
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“Because it is there”

September 24, 2021  •  1 Comment
At the risk of committing modern art heresy, I have to confess that I am borrowing Mallory’s words before his ill-fated attempt on Mount Everest in 1924, in order to convey why I felt obliged to get up at 5am to photograph Christo’s posthumous installation on the Arc de Triomphe. It is fun, different and needs to be recorded, but is it great art? N...
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Eiffel Might Like It?

July 08, 2021  •  1 Comment
The tower is framed here by the construction of the “Grand Palais Éphémère” being built in front of École Militaire. The original Grand Palais is being refurbished to host Fencing and Taekwondo at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The new building is solid, although “temporary”, “green” and wooden. I enjoy finding my own “ephemere” frames for the Eiffel To...
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The End In Sight

July 01, 2021  •  1 Comment
This was one of the most challenging capture situations I have ever had to manage. Shooting directly into the setting sun, I was trying to capture riders travelling at 50/60 kph up a long perspective, while being jostled by other photogs in the press pen. The circumstances were deeply unfavourable, but trusting in the quality of the mechanics and o...
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