Saturday, January 10, 2009

Photo Shoot


So the reason why I had dinner at l'Atelier Renault yesterday was to prepare a photo shoot that took place today in La Vilette. The French car manufacturer thought of a pretty cool idea to promote one of their latest models (the new Megane). They invited a few bloggers from several countries in Europe (including France of course) to participate in a giant, joint photo shoot. I was one of them. The result will appear on a specific website on January 21. I'll let you know more about it. (The white part in the background is... snow!)

35 comments:

  1. On a plus de pub à la télé, mais si PDP s'y met!
    Au moins, pas de problème pour la pause pipi ici. LOL

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  2. So where was my invitation then?

    ANOTHER 'new' Megane? Surely now they should think of another name. I love the shot of the photographers.

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  3. lol Guille you and your pause pipi!

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  4. So maybe mine was lost in the post huh? I mean, I'm a blogger, I'm in Europe, if a bit half-heartedly, I'm a journalist, what's not to like? Pah! Wasted opportunity Mr. Renault, wasted opportunity. ;)

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  5. Oh how exciting. I can't wait to see the results!

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  6. Ah, elle me plait beaucoup!!! I can just see a little tomato-red one in my driveway!

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  7. Wow, Eric - you are truly famous now - part of the chosen few :) Bravo!

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  8. Yes well done Eric. I'll just shake my head sadly and console myself with chocolate. As you see.

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  9. Do we get to see your shot of the "new" Megane, Eric?
    Good job on GF, Guille. Tu fais peut-etre reference a la neige jaune?
    Lynn -- how dare they diss you like that? I'm aghast and insulted on your behalf!

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  10. Hey Pont Girl you're here! How exciting! Haven't seen you for ages! I'm re-reading the Austen sagas. What're you reading? Oh I'm meant to be sulking aren't I...

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  11. I know, Alexa. It's...it's unforgivable. Sniff (indignant, not sob).

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  12. How very cool to be thus chosen, Eric! I'm sure you took some awesome photos of the new cars. They all look pretty nice, but I probably wouldn't like to pay for them.

    Enjoy the snow while you have it!

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  13. Some verrry fashion forward shoes on the middle guy! I love how you captured the event for us here, not just a glamor shot of the car.

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  14. I am so very impressed by your Class A status in the blogosphere!

    And what an economical way for Renault to advertise their new Megane to the masses. Someone over there is one smart cookie.

    I bet Michael will be in soon to offer to clean that chocolate off of Lynn...

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  15. I'll begin puckering up then Suzy.

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  16. lol. Oh well at least when I get a top job with Top Gear I can do the 'Pretty Woman' thing, arrive in my Merc, walk in to Renaut and say "Big Mistake. Huge!"

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  17. Hello, dear Duchess. Yes, I did pull a disappearing act, but have thankfully returned.

    I am certain that your invitation was merely lost in the mail and you will be owed a huge apology, Your Grace. After all, you have covered the Royal Family, all the goings-on in Cheltenham, and who could ever forget your awesome coverage of the Liz Hurley wedding? They clearly missed out on not having you there.

    I am reading "The Life of Edgar Sawtelle" - interesting book, and I did order the Riverton book you recommended, but haven't read it yet.

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  18. Oh what fun Eric. Did you know any of the other bloggers? I see lots of snow outside the window.

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  19. I agree with Elaine - I love that you photographed the photographers! And the snow is a nice touch.

    It would be interesting to see what the other bloggers post about this.

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  20. Hey, nice to se you, Pont Girl!
    Suzy -- Not for nuthin' (as we say in NYC), but Michael should be so lucky!

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  21. How cool to be included in the invite.

    I wonder if Japanese drivers will assume the windshield of the Megane is an alterable lens and so arrive at the car dealer with an optometrist's prescription in hand.

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  22. January 21... January 21... why does that date seem to have meaning... ? Oh, well. It'll come to me.

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  23. Congratulations Eric on being selected. Now if Renault is able to sell this car in the current financial environment it will be a miracle. Lynn, I'm more a savory guy not a sweet-fiend. If you were covered in crisps (potato chips for us normal people), then I'd be on the first Eurostar to tend to your needs. ;-)

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  24. Thank you Pont Girl! How lovely it is to see you again. I'm so glad you're here. You will love Riverton. I will look up the book you are reading.

    Michael oh dash it! Where are those crisps?

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  25. In the littlest details, the salt of the life...

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  26. How cool to be invited to participate Eric! Congratulations. Were you allowed to test drive the Megane too? I'm all for these smaller economy-minded cars, but it's tough getting a complete drum set in them. lol I do like the snow in the background.

    Guille...A GF congrats. Aussi, your "pause" comment was too funny. ;-) We sometimes refer to them as "a pause for the cause."

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  27. Nice winter photo. Looks like everyone is a little cold, burrrr. Great action shot of the photographers/bloggers.

    BTW Eric, my favorite journalist, I saw in the news today that Tintin is celebrating his 80th birthday. Everyone surely knows who Tintin is; but just in case you don't, he is a cartoon, and is the "eternal boy reporter."

    Here's the link to the news clip (it's very sweet): http://www.france24.com/fr/20090110-Tintin-Bande-dessinee-Herge-anniversaire-80-ans-vingtieme-siecle-belgique

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  28. Hey choccy chops, love the pic :)

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  29. I can't remember who it was exactly wondering what it was like when things were all in black & white (hmmmm), but I found a little explanation here! Full of car advertisements to boot.

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  30. I enjoyed that Michael. They're all American so I don't remember any except I Love Lucy, Bonanza and Lassie but the nostalgia was all there for black & white alone! Great.

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