Grand Canyon National Park, December 2019
Minolta X700 // Superia X-TRA400
These were all shot in the same day, quite the standard Sunday – coffee and pastry, a stroll, then an exhibition. I’m quite happy to talk about the one in question: Sally Mann’s A Thousand Crossings, at the Jeu de Paume – nestled right between the Jardin des Tuileries and Place de la Concorde. I’ve been completely enamoured with her work since seeing the same exhibition at the Getty Center in Los Angeles eight months prior, and was more than happy to revisit it as one of the main driving forces behind my becoming a film photographer. The SFX has lent the cloudy skies a rather melancholy tint, but I still hold the stark simplicity of happiness in my memories. A perfect, idyllic day.
Paris (Jardin des Tuileries, Rue Amelot, Boulevard Beaumarchais), September 2019
Minolta X700 // Ilford SFX 200
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The Musée du Louvre is divided in 3 wings, with my favorite (and least crowded) being Richelieu. The Cours Marly and Puget (glass-ceilinged courtyards housing an abundance of French sculptures) are located here – as well as the criminally underrated apartments of Napoléon III. The Winged Victory of Samothrace (Denon wing), widely considered as one of the finest sculptures in history, can also be seen below. I did not shoot in the Sully wing at all, though it contains the oldest sections of the museum; including its medieval ruins.
Paris, September 2019
Minolta X700 // Kodak Ultramax 400
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