May 302014
 

There is no better place than the parks of Paris to rest for a few minutes from the city frenziness. And why not do it with Notre Dame in sight. (click on picture for high res)

love in the parks Yanidel

Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO160

May 282014
 

Would they find their way better with a smartphone ? Probably not.  (click on picture for high res)

lost in the city Yanidel II

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO160

 

May 252014
 

After Austria last week and Ernst Haas, we move a bit North to Germany, birth place of photographer Fred Herzog. Similarly to Ernst Haas, it is in North America that Fred Herzog produced most of his street work during the 50's and 60's, more specifically in the Canadian city of Vancouver.

Discover a full series of his pictures by clicking on the Pinterest link below.

Abonnez-vous au tableau Fred Herzog de Yanidel sur Pinterest.

Quick facts/observations about Fred Herzog
 
- Though he spent the first 20 years of his life in Germany, he only started to take pictures seriously once in Canada.
- He shot mostly side film (Kodachrome), making great use of its saturated colors.
- he shot mostly working class people in ordinary daily situations.
- like many street photographers, it is only recently that his work has been discovered by the general public. 
- Fred Herzog is a great example of how street photographers help document daily life for future generations to discover them.
- on color vs B&W "First of all when you do black and white all have is the basic resource, a negative. That needs a lot of dancing around the darkroom and time and patience and energy. You should ideally be a man of leisure, an English gentleman. And a lot of English gentlemen did serious and beautiful photography. But I didn’t have time for that. That’s one reason [I did colour slides]. I’d get 36 slides back, beautiful, finish."**
 
If I could ask him a question ….
 
- did you have a long beard that needed to be trimmed several days a week ?
 
To discover more about Fred Herzog
 
Interview : do not miss this great interview of Fred Herzog on American SuburbX **, full of insights on his career and way to work.
May 242014
 

Wake up early, take a walk and sit for a coffee on a terrace in front of Notre Dame, doing nothing but watch the flow of life go by you.  (click on picture for high res)

coffe by Notre Dame Yanidel

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.0, ISO160

May 222014
 

Did the girl receive these flowers, or was it a gift for someone else ? Only I know the answer, a picture can never tell the full story.  (click on picture for high res)

flowers bike yanidel

Paris – Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/3000, ISO160

May 202014
 

At sunset on the Pont des Arts, the last rays of sun warms hearts up.  (click on picture for high res)

love at sunset Paris

Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160