The Hotel de Ville is quite a stunning building and occasionally it’s dramatically lit up. In this shot, I photographed the building’s reflection on the plaza. From the series, “Poitiers at Night.”
More nocturnal photos roaming the streets for just the right shot of light in the darkness. From the series, “Poitiers at Night.”
This photo entitled “Rue Carnot” (AKA “The Road to Everything”) from “Poitiers at Night” series. This piece represents the untraveled road and how it offers us so many possibilities. The saturation of the color purple suggests a road to a higher calling or a road toward spiritual awakening. As the title suggests, the photograph was taken on Rue Carnot in Poitiers.
This photograph is part of my “Poitiers at Night” series. The neon blue and white lights resemble an electrical shock. This photograph has a strong presence of electrical energy and its lightning bolt aspect lends itself to the sense of movement.
The cobbled stone streets were saturated with rain and a neon store-front sign reflected a thick aquatic blue-green color onto the stones. The color appeared thick and fluid and contrasted beautifully with the illusion of following a liquid blue road. Part of the series, “Poitiers at Night.”
This photo was captured at a French village “en fête” and festive lights were strung everywhere. Electricity was definitely in the air — and apparently, a herd of electric horses. Part of the series, “Poitiers at Night.”
This photo captures a common red traffic light reflected on a cobbled street with virtually no light around it. I was intrigued by the gash of red that contrasts with the fade of the darkness. Part of the series “Poitiers at Night.”
The Château d’Eau (Chateau of Water) which dates back to 1887, is a water source housed inside a château. Gone are the days of villagers drawing water or calling on the water carrier to gather water from this site. Yet, the water source is still used today, distributing water to taps throughout the ancient city. From time to time, the city lights up the interior of the château in a bright color at night; this is one of those magical […]
This photo of Poitiers hints at paper musical notes flying through the air. This image has a lofty, angelic feeling as if the notes are taking flight. The composition is complex yet pleasing; the colors are subtle, balanced and ethereal. Part of the series “Poitiers at Night.”
Holy Shit! I spied this sign inside a boutique one night in Paris during calmer times but currently, it sums up my vocal reaction to the recent US news. From tragic updates about COVID, particularly in Los Angeles (where I was born), and where I know far too many people who have contracted the virus. I also involuntarily exclaimed,”Holy Shit!” when the MAGA mob stormed the US Capitol on January 6 2021, now known simply as ‘The Insurrection.’ Mind blowing, […]
Celebrating the call of President and Vice President elect, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Cute leggings and confetti optional. So proud that America did the right thing and voted in decency, honesty and acceptance. Also amazing to have a woman VP elected — it’s about time!
Moody shot (I was in a mood) taken at dusk of very old crosses on tops of ancient buildings, including the ancient hospital of Louis Pasteur for “les incurables” (now student housing), France.
I’m drawn to Buddha and Hindu gods and goddesses, not least of which is because they’re images are often depicted in metal. I came across this statue one summer on the Mediterranean in Antibes, France. Bright metallic tones seemed to shine brighter for me and the shot was suddenly imbued with the power of prayer.
Urban shots sometimes feel like nature.This photograph of an ancient cobbled street reflected the red city lights onto the street resembling birds’ wings. This piece soars and takes flight and represents hope and lofty ideals. NFS.
There was a multitude of lights shining brightly in the city center of Poitiers, France and a group of “Les Poitevins” (people who reside in Poitiers) were walking by. This shot captured their physical forms as if they were supernatural beings of light from another galaxy. Sold.
This photograph was taken along the road, where I noted the image kept changing. She morphed from just a girl to a girl with a human heart necklace and missing her nose. Her stare is so intentional that she looks as if her eyes are always following you.
Standing in the rain in Paris, I noticed a wall of water at a seafood restaurant. I know this restaurant well as I’ve passed by it many times (and dined there). The wall of water is usually gray and unremarkable but on this day when the sunlight was just right, the colors of the clothing of the patrons and waiters could be seen outside through my lens which created a myriad of colors visible through the waterfall.
In Amsterdam, I ventured out for one last night out. I crossed the bridge with all the bicyclists, taking my time on foot. This was my last shot before turning in. The color palate is unusual for a reflective water shot and the receding of the light from left to right creates a sense of expansiveness.
On a gloomy Sunday afternoon, there was heavy rainfall on my windshield so I remained seated in the car and took about a dozen photographs of the rain on the car glass. I chose this photo for its color density, detail and fluidity.
I shot this at night in Amsterdam…a 24-hour city that does not disappoint. In this image, the lights seem to be marching forward and upward and multiplying. It also has a musical sensibility…for me, like a Miles Davis tune.
I’ve always had a fascination with religious art so I collect and photograph saints. I shot this guy at a French priory who greeted me at the top of the stairs. This life-size saint had a confessional quality to him — and of course, I love the wallpaper.
During the summer of 2019, Paris experienced a severe heatwave (“canicule” in French) and I was there for a poetry reading. This image was captured in my Paris hotel when the sun’s rays were streaking through the window in a striking manner. The beam of sunlight is juxtaposed with the artificial light in the hallway, which created pools of brilliant colors.
On the Summer Solstice, France celebrates the Fête de la musique with music wafting (wailing?) through the air from every possible place. For 24 hours, everyone is encouraged to make music and the French police can’t arrest you for disturbing the peace. So on the first day of summer, put on some stylish shades, grab a bottle of rosé and make some music in the streets!
I looked up the word “poetry” on a whim in my trusty Webster’s New World Thesaurus and was happy to discover a complex amount of synonyms …”poem, song, versification, metrical composition, rime, rhyme, poesy, stanza, rhythmical composition, poetical writings. Forms of verse including the following: Shakespearean sonnet, Italian sonnet, Miltonic sonnet, Wordsworthian sonnet, Chaucerian stanza, Spenserian stanza, heroic couplet, Alexandrine, iambic pentameter, rhyme royal, ottava rima, couplet, distich, epode, triolet, rondeau, rondel, rondelet, tanka, haiku, ballade, destine, villanelle, limerick, blank […]