Interview by Linda Donahue. All photos by Nichole Robertson.
Parisien Salon readers are already familiar with Nichole Robertson and her stunning Paris photographs. And the blogosphere has had its compass pointed to her blog, Little Brown Pen, for quite some time. The self-described “girl of many words and few exclamation points” is also a writer, married to Evan and currently dwells with him and their two sons in a charming New Jersey hamlet–when they’re not spending a few months a year in Paris.
Interview by Richard Nahem, Eye Prefer Paris Correspondent. Photos by Takako.
Sarah Skinner has led a full and interesting life for someone in their early 30s. The native of Washington State has overcome more than her fair share of challenges. But instead of holding her back, the early obstacles she encountered gave her a unique perspective on the world, which she’s interpreted and shared with a variety of audiences. After spending time as an actress and performer, she moved behind the camera to become a sought-after photographer. Now living in Paris with her French beau, Sarah shares her viewpoint in this fascinating interview with Richard Nahem. (more…)
Linda Donahue is known to the readers of ParisienSalon.com as its Editor-in-Chief. But before launching the site in 2008, Linda was also an award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited in galleries in New York and Miami, and in private collections around the world. Though some tried to label her as a travel photographer, she doesn’t see herself in that particular light. “I think of myself as a cultural photographer,” Linda says. “I used to lean more toward architecture and textural images, but over the years, I’ve evolved to what I think is capturing the flavor of the culture around me.” Splitting her time between Miami and Paris allows her to photograph very diverse cultures, not just in those two cities, but in all the places she explores. Her work is currently for sale on shop.ParisienSalon.com. (more…)
Virginia Jones sees red. A lot. This Birmingham, Alabama-based photographer first visited Paris in 2007 and it was, as she says, le coup de foudre – love at first sight. After her second visit to the French capital in 2008, she created her photoblog, Paris Through My Lens. That’s when she noticed a theme running through some of her posts, one she claims was not intentional – consciously, at least: her camera seemed to be drawn to all things red. (more…)
Nichole Robertson is no stranger to ParisienSalon.com. We’ve featured her photographs on the site many times, and got to know more about her here. To visit her blog is to take a virtual tour around the city of Paris. Although she currently lives in a quaint little New Jersey hamlet just outside New York City, Nichole is a frequent visitor to the French capital, both for work and for pleasure. Her photographs from these trips adorn the walls of collectors around the world and are available for sale at Little Brown Pen. (more…)
David Henry, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, has been taking pictures since the age of thirteen, starting with cameras found at flea markets. His early love for the medium translated into a successful career as a photographer, and he took his art and his life to Paris, where he’s lived for the last 15 years. (more…)
Jennifer Gerardi is a New Yorker fortunate enough to be living in Paris for six months while her husband serves a medical fellowship. This professional artist and photographer (Life Steps Photo) has found Paris to be an unbelievable inspiration, particularly during the fall and winter seasons. (more…)
Lindsey Tramuta has lived in Paris long enough to have become intimately familiar with the city’s landscape, but not so long that she’s grown blasé about it. The winner of this month’s Paris in Pictures Photo Contest explains her winning photograph in her own words (and we share her two other photographs that the judges also loved): (more…)
It’s November in Paris, and while the temperatures are cooling, the arts and culture scene is heating up. There are some extraordinary events happening in the French capital, including the ones Richard Nahem, our Eye Prefer Paris guru, thinks are the best of the best in the City of Lights.
Larry Clark-Kiss the Past Hello
This is the first French retrospective of photographer Larry Clark. His mostly black and white photos are searing and sometimes shocking portraits of American youth with themes of sex, violence, and drug use. Spanning five decades and showing over 200 photos, many which have never been shown before, it includes his most famous series, Tulsa.
Till January 2
Musée d’Art Moderne
11 Ave. du President Wilson, 16th arr.
Please note: Due to the adult content, no one under 18 will be admitted
Jessye Norman-Roots: My Song, My Life
The incomparable Jessye Norman brilliantly sings about her roots with Spirituals, pop music, opera, blues, and jazz.From April in Paris to Mack the Knife to Pretty Horses to When the Saints Go Marching, she brilliantly shows off her incredible range.
November 19, 8PM
28 Blvd. des Capucines, 9th arr.
The Basquiat show at Musée d’Art Moderne chronicles the journey from local street artist in the 1970s to world famous artist in the 1980s. It is one of the largest retrospectives of his work ever mounted with over 100 paintings, drawings, and objets.
Till January 30
Musée d’Art Moderne
11 Ave. du President Wilson, 16th arr.
Over 100 galleries and publishers show some of the best photography at Paris Photo, one of the most prestigious photo fairs. This year the theme is Central Europe with up and coming newly discovered photographers.
November 18- 21
Carrousel de Louvre
99 rue de Rivoli, 1st. arr
11/18,19,20 Open 11:30AM-8:30PM
11/21 Open 11:30AM-7PM
Carlos Cabeza at Atelier 7
Atelier 7 is presents the recent work of Carlos Cabeza on the theme of the interior and is titled “rhythmic construction.” This exhibition follows the success of his solo exhibition that inaugurated the new Oscar Ascanio Gallery in Miami early September.
Until Nov. 7
242 Blvd Raspail, 14th arr.
Cole Porter loved Paris for all of its seasons. Maybe it’s because he knew that each transformed the French capital into an entirely new landscape. When the lively bloom of colorful flowers gave way to the bright yellows and oranges of fallen leaves, the whole character of the city changed. The starkness of winter casts the city in a shroud of mystery. Even though the trees stand naked along the parks and boulevards, the clear view only adds to the drama.
Meredith Mullins, the winner of our July Paris in Pictures Photo Contest, found that drama in her winning photograph, taken atop the Arc de Triomphe. (more…)
We have a winner!
After receiving a surprising number of entries for the very first P.S. Monthly Photo Contest, our judges had their hands full. But after careful consideration, they picked a winner: Virginia Jones of Birmingham, Alabama. All three of her photographs were lauded, but it was her picture of the rue Mouffetard that swayed the judges.
Her winning photograph is pictured below, along with some of the other great pictures that were selected by our panel.
A special thanks to this month’s contest judges: Randy Harris, Richard Nahem of Eye Prefer Paris and Nichole Robertson of Little Brown Pen, who’s also providing this month’s prize, a Paris Perpetual Calendar.
Edited by Sophie Delon
Architect-turned-photographer Yasmin Al-Ani was drawn to images and imaging early on in life because, she says, she can’t spell. Which was undoubtedly a blessing in disguise, impelling her to express herself through written images rather than words. Her photographic language is singular, her architect’s eye keenly exploring both the haphazard graphics of nature and the hard reality of concrete, finding poetry in the ordinary and even the unsightly. And now, Atelier 7 is presenting the first exhibition of Yasmin’s work in France, from May 20th through June 19th, with a selection of recent photographs in both B&W and color. (more…)
What happens when 24 pairs of eyes really see Paris? The result is a photography exhibition rich in diversity, unique perspective, and talent—showcasing American fine art photographer Meredith Mullins and 23 emerging artists who are her Paris-based students, ranging in age from 17 to 82 and representing a host of countries. (more…)
Story by Linda Donahue
Did you ever have that dream, the one where you were flying above everyone else? Maybe you were swooping over buildings and rooftops, checking out all those things you couldn’t see from the ground. Well, with Paris 26 Gigapixels, that dream becomes a virtual reality–no arm flapping required. (more…)
It was another elegant night at the Opera Garnier—rich textures, swirling colors, and layered music transforming all the senses. And then, as we emerged for intermission and headed for the champagne bar and a prime place on the marbled balconies, we noticed a scarlet-clad woman draped on the stairs like a cloth dropped by the wind or a fairy-tale princess, asleep for a hundred years. Some paused in wonder. Some did not notice. Some glanced but then passed by—since nothing could stop them from their intermission cigarette.