Week 48.1 Pasadena and Caltech

So, the real reason I am in the US is not to take photographs but to attend a meeting at Caltech about the Euclid satellite. Yes, there is still more than four years before launch but there is a lot of work to do. Although it is primarily a European mission, there is strong American involvement:…

Week 47.2 Santa Monica

Is there anything better than waking up far from home in place you don’t know with ten rolls of unexposed film in your bag? I have only been once or twice in the Los Angeles area but I’ve not really seen anything at all. I knew that I wanted to see the coast, so why…

Week 47.1: Downtown LA

My last trip of the year: a week-long expedition to Pasadena. I had time to visit a few places before and after my meeting, and I’ve just finished scanning and developing all the film I took there together with a short trip I made to Marseille immediately afterwards. That’s 12 rolls in total (that brings me…

Week 46: Troquetology

Week 45 and 46 fell during the wonderful “festival des Troquets”. This was a series of events meant to celebrate the publication a new book from Jacques Yonnet. I already wrote about Yonnet on my blog several years ago. For me, his “Rue des Malefices” is one of the greatest books ever written about Paris.…

Week 45: Momentous events

A momentous week. This is what the terrace of the IAP looked like the day after the results of the American election, and this is what one of my co-workers at the office looked like. On that day, I put whiskey in the coffee. Friday was a public holiday, and there was some wonderful weather,…

Week 44: Montsouris and JCH Street Pan

Week 44 was a quiet week. There was still a few days’ of winter holidays, so I had a bit more time for photography, and I took a short walk down to Montsouris to shoot a few photographs. There was some nice winter light. As I mentioned in my last post, I am working through…

Week 43.2 Deauville-Trouville

I thought I would share a few photographs I shot during a Sunday drive to Deauville-Trouville. As you may know, these two towns in Normandy are the closest beaches to Paris and so of course on the weekend they are invaded by vast crowds of Parisians. The Sunday we were there the weather was wonderful…