Candidate #5–Bienvenue a Paris

I am starting to toy with the concept of doing more exhibition photography after we relocate. During the 1970’s I worked as a photojournalist in Pittsburgh and displayed some work in museum shows including the Carnegie Museum. I stopped working in the field when I became involved in printing and publication. I retired early so I could pick up Photography again and began doing photojournalism although this time without assignments. I am looking for work that Henri Cartier-Bresson would like.

I am going to be posting images that I may have posted before with a candidate # thereby collecting a list of what I feel would be likely candidates to print for a gallery show of Photojournalism. This one was taken in Paris. I was capturing a young couple kissing under a street lamp and this young man saw me and stuck his face in my camera and laughing shouted Bienvenue a Paris! Please feel free to leave comments if you agree or disagree about including them in a “best of” list.

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Bienvenue a Paris!

Bienvenue a Paris!

Pinching the Tower

I first noticed people doing this years ago in New York city. People all over the world try to get a unique perspective on a monument or palace by pinching it. If the angle is right,one can create a unique perspective or comical picture. One of the most famous is people pushing or leaning against the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I don’t think these people got it right, they are too close to the Eiffel Tower, but they sure look like they had fun trying. This was shot across the river from the tower atTrocadero Plaza. You can see other images of Europe and France at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Pinching the Eiffel Tower

Pinching the Eiffel Tower