Monday, 22 February 2016

Kure Bazaar

I had a crush for the deep purple Kure Bazaar n°65 named Tatoo. To show it to you, I decided to shoot it in the Arsenal marina of Bastille.

The weather was disgusting but the vegetation shows that thankfully, spring is just around the corner.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Chamanes et divinités

Today, I went to see the lastest exhibition presented by Musée du Quai Branly, near the Eiffel Tower, and I just loved it. It was both beautiful and interesting. It's about shamans and divinities in the Ecuador pre-Columbian, in the times between 1,000 BC and 500.

I must admit that before the exhibition, I didn't know much about shamans. I learnt a lot about them espacially thanks to a little video documentary that I highly recommend to watch. It's only a few minutes.  You will learn that a shamans is a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds. Shamans presided over rites, ceremonies or parties. They had supernaturel powers. They had a great deal of sensibility but also used magic and plants to cure illness, control spiritual forces and fortell the future.

The exhibition is very well documented and I was surprised to see how many objects there were.

My tip: if you have kids, take them during the winter holidays;  guided tours and special events are schedules for them.

Until May 15th 2016
37 quai Branly - 75007 Paris
Everyday from 11am to 7pm (9pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Mme Audrey AZOULAY, ministre de la culture

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Jardin Tino-Rossi

Today, I took little Jude for a walk by the river, Jardin Tino-Rossi. 

The specificity of the garden is that it's located along the river.  It's a garden that is much more pleasant in spring or summer. In the winter it's not on the sunny part of the river. Nevertheless, it's a very pleasant place to walk a dog there; it's one of the very few places where dogs are allowed (Paris is a city that doesn't like dogs very much). 

Another specificity is that there are sculptures from contemporary artists displayed here and there. Amongst the artists: Brancusi, César, Zadkine or Schoffer. There are also beautiful trees such as plane trees, weeping willows, cherry trees... I will take some pictures, in a couple of months to show you how pretty it is.

There is also a large playground for the little one and lawns to enjoy a picnic in the summer. It's also a great spot to enjoy a beer at sunset. And on Sundays, people come and danse on latin vibes. Caliente.

Jardin Tino-Rossi - 2 quai Saint-Bernard - 75005 Paris
Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Bettina Rheims à la MEP

By Bettina Rheims

Tonight I went to see the  great exhibition that the MEP (Maison Europeenne de la Photographie)  dedicates to Bettina Rheims. 

It shows 180 pictures that the artist took over 40 years. I almost loved them all. Some are just fabulous. 

It's a great exhibition not to be missed this winter.

Until March 27th, 2016
5 rue de Fourcy - 75004 Paris. Wednesday to Sunday. 11am to 7:30pm. Free on Wednesday from 5pm

By Bettina Rheims

By Bettina Rheims

Bettina Rheims signing a fan's books