Here is the final excerpt of the CMA sessions. The (rather cryptic) theme this time was : body and narration. The goal was to create a story with a succession of 4 – 6 photos.
This article is important to me as, for the first time, I was handling a studio by myself. On top of that, I played with gels (color filters), which was also new. I learnt a great deal, but it also convinced me I wanted to do more portraiture.
As usual, there’s no photoshopping in these shots. The backgrounds are all raw or obtained with lights.
Here is another example of the CMA sessions. The exercise this time aimed at shooting a portrait revealing an important trait of the subject.
Photos taken during a visit of the Petit Palais, the Beaux-Arts museum of Paris. This jewel built in 1900 displays an eclectic collection, ranging from antiques to paintings and sculpture of the XIXth century.
Here is the Manufacture des Oeillets (eyelets), a cultural center in the southern suburbs of Paris. It includes a theatre, a contemporary art center and a graphic arts school.
In April 2018, the Culturespace network created the Atelier des Lumières in Paris. This new digital art center was installed in the building of an old foundry that used to produce cast iron. The inaugural lightshow was themed around Klimt, actually encompassing the Vienna secession more broadly, in particular with pieces from Egon Schiele. These were presented together with original creations.
This year, my visit of the Paris international fair of contemporary art (FIAC) turned out to be a lot about Brussels-based American dancer Daniel Linehan, who was invited for a couple performances.
For the 6th time, the Journal du Yoga organized a yoga fair in Paris, under the high patronage of the embassy of India. Adepts could meet during 4 days, bringing together many of this disciplin’s aspects, but also a lot of activities and products related to the lifestyle (ayurvedic medicine, incense, veggie food, recycled items etc.).
I got myself a first studio experience ! There isn’t much research on the composition of the portraits below, the exercise was more about lighting. Still, they show the definition you can reach in such ideal conditions, and that’s amazing. I hope for more opportunities to practice with such equipment.
What better way to end a summer break than to recall the good times ? So, here is a final flashback to beautiful Arles, without any theme or order, as arbitrary as memories can be. May it help driving away the mild spleen accompanying the nearness of autumn.