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Wednesday 5 October 2011



Enfants !



While making a portrait it is tempting to not just show the person in front of you but also the person he or she may have been and may become. With children, the focus is naturally more on what kind of person they may become or would like to become. No problem with girls: They like to project themselves into the future as soon as adolescence begins. Which is more and more early, it seems.

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Saturday 20 August 2011

Studio de portrait - portes ouvertes 23 août 2011 salle des Mouffus, Collobrières

Walk-in Portrait Studio

Portrait Studio Tag der offenen Tür

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Saturday 30 July 2011

Exposition 31 juillet - 13 août 2011 à Collobrières

Reflets - Réflexions

Continuing the series of exhibitions on this theme that has occupied my mind and my time for a number of years now, some of the recent images of Montparnasse (Paris) and New York will be exhibited for the first time. (See the posts below)

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Friday 3 June 2011

Montparnasse - Catalogne

Place des 5 Martyrs du Lycée Buffon

Mont Parnasse - Quartier des muses ?

Mont Parnasse - das Musenviertel?

Mont Parnasse - The Muses Neighbourhood?

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Tuesday 24 May 2011

New York! (4) Reflections

Building Styles

Here we are back to the theme I meant to exploit mostly while in New York. But of course, in outside photography you are depending on so many factors. In the particular case of reflections, not only on the weather and the daylight, but also on cleaned windows, traffic, people, etc. So in the end, I did not catch too many good reflections.

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Monday 23 May 2011

New York! (3) Museums

Solomon / Wright Impossible to visit all the museums and galleries of New York! Especially if you have already blisters on your feet.
But the architecture of the Guggenheim is of course a must.

The current exhibition bears the title "The great upheaval", referring to the period of 1910 - 1918. Of course, the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright must have come as a great upheaval when the museum was built in the 1940's and 50's. Today, the building looks much less dated than many buildings from the 1960's and 10's!

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Sunday 22 May 2011

New York! (2)

Sun Set




The onset of night in New York makes many people think of Times Square. One might argue that the jostling crowds are part of the place. But I have chosen another characteristic: Skyscrapers and billboards. Even this old-fashioned bill board (rather than the omnipresent giant electronic screens) still captures the spirit of the place quite nicely, I think.

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Times Square

After taking this picture we turned on our heels and went straight up to the roof-top restaurant of the Marriott Hotel to have dinner in the revolving restaurant - like good tourists. Not a place where you expect to take great pictures - unless you make the blending of inside and outside lights a theme of your photographs. Like in my "interior - exterior" series. The results may not be "great", but they are quite surprising.

Sunset - Chrysler Building Chrysler Building in sunset and, below, in real "twi-light" with the lights of the restaurant being reflected in the windows.

Inside - Outside (Times Square and Chrysler Building)

Inside - Outside (Times Square) "Above Times Square"
Some of the giant advertising screens are reflected in the lower part of the building, in the center of the image.

Inside - Outside (Marriott Hotel Times Square) The lights of the restaurant being reflected in the windows

Saturday 21 May 2011

New York! (1)

New York Street View

Just a view from a hotel room window, and yet, where else could this street be but in New York? .
Loud, bustling, noisy, outsized - and fascinating.
Tall buildings, small trees, lots of yellow cabs, and harsh light and shadow

Of course I could not possibly show all the photographs here that I brought back home. And even a severe selection will not fit into one reasonable blog post. So let's start with a few straight touristy photographs before we get to twilight and reflections.

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Thursday 14 April 2011

Spring Exhibition - Exposition du printemps - Frühjahrsausstellung

Glycines Avril 2011

Le printemps est de retour

Spring is back

Der Frühling ist zurück

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Saturday 12 February 2011

Nice in December

Nice, plage en décembreTaking the children to the ariport in Nice after their Christmas visit, there was not much time for photography. Just enough to catch this view of the beach along the Promenade des Anglais, showing that it is not empty even at this time of the year, and a few more mirror images to enrich the series "Reflets - Réflexions".

Nice Airport - reflections:

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Tuesday 28 December 2010

Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Nuages ou ciel clair ? Peu importe ! - Je vous souhaite beaucoup de bonheur et de succès en 2011

Whether under clouds or clear skies - I wish you a happy and successful year 2011

Ob unter Wolken oder blauem Himmel - ich wünsche Euch ein glückliches und erfolgreiches Jahr 2011

Hans-Josef Jeanrond

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Friday 29 October 2010

Andreas Kuhnlein in der Wintringer Kapelle

Skulptur Andreas Kuhnlein

Ausstellung von Skulpturen im Kulturort Wintringer Kapelle

Exposition de sculptures dans un lieu de culture : la chapelle de Wintringen

Exhibition of sculptures in a cultural location: The Wintringen Chapel

Besuch bei den Eltern in der alten Heimat, Mittagessen beim Erntefest des Wintringer Hofes, der von der Lebenshilfe für Menschen mit Behinderung Obere Saar e. V. bewirtschaftet wird. Ein "Pflichtbesuch" für den Vater als Gründer und langjähriger Vorsitzender der Lebenshilfe, Die Restaurierung der Kapelle war ihm lange ein besonderes Anliegen. Heute füllen Peter Michael Lupp und einige Mitstreiter mit viel Enthusiasmus die alte Kapelle mit neuem Leben. (

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Friday 16 July 2010

Summer - white heat, and notes on excursions to be repeated

Collobrières If you wonder why there are hardly ever any "summer pictures" on this blog, take a look at the photograph and imagine the heat that goes with the haze in the hills.

Of course, I could have reported on a trip to the newly opened Centre Pompidou in Metz at the end of May, but it was cold and raining then (!), and the light was not right for the pictures I wanted to take. I will be back there soon, I hope.

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Saturday 22 May 2010

Spring - Printemps - Frühling 2010

Collobrières 18/04/2010

Spring at last!

Printemps enfin !

Frühling, endlich!

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Friday 30 April 2010

Studio de portraits - portes ouvertes 8-9 mai 2010

Betsy 2010

Walk-in Portrait Studio

Portrait Sudio Tag der offenen Tür

A l'occasion du Printemps des Arts de Collobrières, organisé par l'Association des Artistes et Créateurs de Collobrières (AACC), j'installerai mon studio de portrait dans la Salle des Association, à coté de la Mairie.
Venez seul, en famille ou entre amis, pour vous faire photographier, sans engagement et sans obligation d'acheter les photos.
Vous trouvez que vous n'êtes pas photogénique ? Réfléchissez à cette définition : "On est photogénique quand on est prêt de donner de soi."

La photo ci-dessus montre une femme de caractère et un original de notre village. Mon hommage à Betsy. (Elisabeth Aguettant ; cliquer sur l'image pour l'agrandir)

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Thursday 18 March 2010

Exhibition - Exposition - Ausstellung

Two Exhibitions in One - deux expositions en une :

* Reflets - Réflexions
* Portraits

2 - 26 mai 2010 Salle des Moufus
bvd Carnot, Collobrières

Prolongation d'une semaine - extended by one week

Note the changed venue - attention au changement de lieu

Expo Reflets-Réflexions Avril 2010 Expo Portraits avril 2010

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Saturday 6 February 2010


Wasserschloss I - UKV Gebäude Saarbrücken
UKV-Gebäude Saarbrücken (Click on the image to enlarge)

Going back to my native Saarland, my uncle and aunt took me to this "moated castle" in Saarbrücken, knowing about my interest in architecture and reflections.

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Thursday 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Promise of a new summer

Après le froid de l’hiver et les turbulences économiques, je vous souhaite
une année 2010 chaleureuse pleine de bonheur et de succès dans vos projets

After the cold winter and the rough economic climate, I wish you a
warm, happy and successful year 2010

Nach dem kalten Winter und dem rauen Wirtschaftsklima wünsche ich Ihnen
ein warmes, glückliches und erfolgreiches Jahr 2010

Hans-Josef Jeanrond

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Portraits (mise à jour)

Nana Dupisson

Journée portes ouvertes
atelier de portraits

Walk-in Portrait Studio
Portrait-Studio – Tag der offenen Tür

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Tuesday 15 September 2009

London - money and art

Paternoster Square, London

London - money and art
Londres - argent et art
London - Geld und Kunst

Extending a business trip left me with some time to visit an old friend in London and to walk around some of the areas that I knew well in the past. So I walked until blisters and an oncoming cold stopped me, catching some images for my reflection series. (And some more "touristy" ones, too)

The above photograph is from Paternoster Square, a huge commercial development, including the new London Stock Exchange, right next to St. Paul's Cathedral. One wonders whether, during the height of the financial crisis, bankers and investors went in procession through what used to be Paternoster Row, like the medieval clergy of St. Paul's, praying for better times...

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