Saturday, June 03, 2006

Photo metissage


In Paris there is a famous pedestrians only bridge called "Le Pont des Arts". It is used to cross the Seine, of course, but it's also the place where young students gather at night when it's warm, or where people demonstrate (like I showed you here, for instance). At the moment it is used to exhibit the photos of Francis Gazeau, a professionnal photographer who travels the world and mixes the different shots he takes. That is why this exhibit is called "Metissage" (Mixed blood).

23 comments:

  1. What a beautiful setting to exibit your work and Francis Gazeau produces some fantastic work. However I stll prefer 'our' Bob from Barcelona, maybe one day it will be his work on the Le Pont des Arts". Have a good weekend Eric, I hear the weather is not to good in Paris at the moment?

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  2. Oh, the diamonds from the tennis court fence of yesterday have turned sideways and now run along le Pont des Arts today! ;^) It looks like the photo mountings include lamps for evening viewing, and I bet that looks spectacular. How are the works protected from the elements? (Your skies are looking much like ours in Seattle this week).
    -Kim

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  3. Light, surroundings, space... What a perfect place for an art gallery!

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  4. Cool! A perfect place to host paintings and stuff. But I wonder, isn't it windy, there? :-D

    "Si, par hasard
    Sur l'Pont des Arts
    Tu croises le vent, le vent fripon
    Prudenc', prends garde à ton jupon
    Si, par hasard
    Sur l'Pont des Arts
    Tu croises le vent, le vent maraud
    Prudent, prends garde à ton chapeau"


    http://www.geocities.com/foursov/brassens/vent.html

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  5. oh i love the work of Bob from Bacelona too!! his amazing usage of light and color...

    good weather has come back to Paris this weekend. Blue sky this morning. youpi :))

    Thank you for your work again Eric. Guess it must be not easy to take photos of Paris differently as there are already so many...

    nice weekend to all !

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  6. The weather is perfect here today and I love the blue in this painting with the sky.

    Thanks for the song lyrics tomate. I've discovered something new.

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  7. Eric, I just checked out the Francis Gazeau link...extraordinary when you concentrate on the photos and see the symbolism. Does he sell these on Le Pont des Arts or are they just on exhibit?

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  8. Michael, of course he does (sell his photos)! If you're interested you can check here. But you might as well buy PDP prints also... (Just kidding!)

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  9. The "Pont des Arts" is probably one of the most romantic walk in Paris.
    That is why it is mentionned in several famous french songs, like the one from Brassens here above (see comment from "Tomate Farcie" )
    The view from there is great 360° around, even without paintings.
    An advise when not raining: just sit on the wooden bridge, read a book, the back against the fence (when there is no painting).
    You will see this bridge in a totally different way, than just walking on it.

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  10. that's an excellent backdrop for art display!

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  11. Oh I want to just run away to Paris right now!

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  12. For those who wouldn't know, here is a 360° view from the "Pont des Arts":

    http://www.bucihotel.com/fr/hotelpont.htm

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  13. Thanks for sharing this amazing photo. The French are so good about open air art. Anyone traveling to Paris should check the Fence surrounding the Luxembourg Gardens where there is always an exhibit. I arrive in Paris next week, I hope Gazeau's work is still on display. Vicki Hofstetter "Oui, Madame!"

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  14. Hi !

    French guy in Washington DC, I love photography and particularly your pictures ! I would like to reproduce some of them on my blog with, of course, your name and the link to your blog.
    Please have a look to my blog : www.imbecille.fr and my pictures : photos.imbecille.fr and contact me if you accept !

    Thanks a lot for this pictures !

    Alexandre

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  15. Alex of course, you're welcome to use my pics if you want. I will be honoured to appear next to yours (some of them are very good - and you seem to spend some good time in your lab!)

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  16. I need to see this. I'll probably walk down the Seine on Monday. Hey, Vicky--will you be here Friday for the gathering??

    Thanks for another great photo, Eric. I saw the Gymnase Theater today and got a great photo, though not as good as yours!

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  17. This photo made me smile!!! I walked on this bridge every day when I was in Paris (I was there from May 24 - June 4). I love this bridge, and it was a nice place to watch the sunset, too. The photographs by Francis Gazeau are beautiful - I took a couple of photos of them so I can remember them now that I am back in NYC.

    Merci, Eric, for making me smile today :)

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  18. Hated these things blocking the view!

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