Holidays force you to slow down. Taking the time to learn how a medium format analogue camera works, load the film, set manually the exposure, the shutter speed, find the right focus; waiting for the film roll to be finished, before even knowing if any of the picture will be any good (and actually, if the camera just works).
Chose one song, just song, load it on the player, slowly move the bar , get that little sound before the music play. List till the end.
Montmartre and the area just around (9me – 18me) – but maybe somewhere else in PAris – has been displaying a campaign to end violence against women.
Words, sentence, messages are attached to different walls and angle. Some have been replaced, some have been removed. Other just changed. But if you are walking around here, you can’t miss them. Unless you are distracted.
Ideally part of the UN campaign launched in 2019 and managed by UN Women o end violence against women, it calls on governments, civil society, women’s organizations, young people, the private sector, the media, and the entire UN system to join forces in addressing the global pandemic of violence against women and girls.
I have put together a photo book with Blurb over the last few days, taking advantage of an interesting offer. I think it is important to see some on the images I take on paper, touch them, oberving rendering of colours.
The narrative of the book is around “Silent Paris” and I have taken inspiration from this picture, captured walking “in the 9me” last Sunday. I don’t know, it just transmits peace and serenity, away from usual views of this city.
The book is composed by a selection of 20 pictures, which shows a different Paris, quiete, intimate, silent.
Thank you Blurb to encourage me to do that (and not just because of your offer): looking forward to receiving the book!
Picture: Fuji X-Pro3 – 35mm – ISO 200 – F/4.0 – 1/600 s
Early morning. The patience of replacing (almost) every morning the words and compose names of shows and artists that we will see, later that day, up in a board. And lightened, later that evening. Creating expectations, emotion, excitement.
Picture: Fujifilm X-PRO3 – 35mm – ISO 160; f/6.4; 1/280sec
Quiet moments. This corner is surprisingly calm and quiet in this period. Montmartre without tourists has a different atmosphere, more authentic, like a little village, more accessible, more silent: tables in the many bistro and café are available; benches are free; little streets basically empty.