Intérieur - Extérieur / Place de Vosges, Paris
Interior - Exterior
Innen und Außen
Intérieur - extérieur
Travelling to Paris on 30 August provided the chance to catch the last day
of the Cartier-Bresson exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie.
(It is still under "current exhibitions", but it will no doubt be moved from
there soon: www.mep-fr.org)
Putting on Ferdinando Scianna ("La Géométrie et la Passion") at the same
time, did not do him much good: Even though there were some masterpieces in his
show, too (less than a handful), he clearly does not reach the level of
Cartier-Bresson. Cartier-Bresson's "géometrie" is more elegant and seems
Coming out of the MEP (with queues even longer than when I went in - Cartier-Bresson still draws large crowds!), I strolled around Place des Vosges. Looking at the Galleries and shops, I was able to take another shot at my favourite theme of the moment: Reflections and "inside-out / outside-in". The bright sunshine projected the Place des Vosges into the Galleries and show cases, where it blended with the exhibited works.
The sun was a bit too strong, such the the reflected images "drowned" the
interior. Trying to get another chance, the weather had changed and the light
was useless. I will have to try again later.
The best result so far, for me, is the above image of the show case of
L'Eclaireur. (www.leclaireur.com; click
to enlarge the image). I love the blending of the writing on the wall and the
tree. My second favourite are the last two images (the last one being a more
extremely cropped version of the same image). Here, the exhibited art works are
still recognisable, and we have another dimension added: The posters of
exhibitions in other places.
The following images are from the two galleries of Ariel Sibony. (www.arielsibony.com)