© Luko G-R
Régions Iles de France
So feel free to look at the map, the lady won't help you pointing the direction, this is where it starts.
1st District, the Louvre Museum, the starting point of the snail shell.
Louvre was one of my favorite playgrounds before they banned photo in certain areas -the most interesting ones- I think I have enough material to make a project focused only around the Louvre. I have some kind of fascination for Elliott Erwitt's witty museum shots, if it doesn't show too obviously.
This is a quite old one but it's funny to observe the tourist behaviors, I'm a big fan of all these comportmental studies crossed by cultures, like Edward T Hall's "Hidden dimension". Italians are not like Russians or Northerners indeed.. I would bet two million dollars, these two are italians.
(If you look that other site, You'll notice our fellow member Prantik has recently uploaded an incredible image about that armless lady of Milo, one of th ebest I have seen taken inside the Louvre... and I've seen some...)
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En tout cas j'aime ici les 3 plans superposés comme de multiples histoires à suivre... Statue figée qui survivra aux trois autres, des touristes à la recherche de leur Paris, de leur voyage... et enfin ce probable parisien sagement assis, la tête au travers des actualités... ici mais pas vraiment....
Beaucoup d'histoires dans cette photo et un début de projet prometteur...
I love the cleverness of your shots ... the way you subtle frame your "models"
[I just visited Prantik's photo, thanks for the heads up...and now I am even more certain it is the number thing]
Back to the project you're about to unleash on us. Funny coincidence the 20 districts and the 20 shot maximum here on the projects. A sign that this project is meant to be made. I was just checking the districts on the web and saw you possibly will be ending this in Pere Lachaise another sign perhaps… The map of the districts also taught me we won’t be seeing burning cars in the streets, well I can life with that. So nice project, I’m curious where you will be taking us. Aunti Gal promised to knit you a nice pair of pantoffels after the last photo. We quess you're a size 42...
Ooh the photo is full of beautiful contradictions, I would be tempted to burn the statue a bit, but perhaps that will unbalance it too much. Very nice as it is…
2. Strong hints of Erwitt here for sure - the self-absorbtion of the two tourists - the cold indifference of the "watcher"
3. Lovely proportional work along the vertical - HUGE Venus and tiny visitors...
4. I would propose a slight but meaningful change to your title. Make it "Paris BY numbers" instead of "in". Thenm you have a double meaning going - the simple straight forward meaning and then the old "painting by nuymbers" thing as well. Up to you, of course, as always. I try not to interfere but...
5. Let me guess - 35mm Summilux??? Or rather 21mm...taking in all that scene?
ps Great to see you uploading a new project!
the above shot is just one from the book it seems...everything in this picture is so subtle and thats what make me feel so intrigued ...
thanks for the reference to Pranitk's work. :)
Now ou will experience the pain of uploading a long series. I personally tired but have failed to get to 20...but I think I might get there this time...maybe.
Its a good shot. I think I like the way you organiuzed the frame and how the Venus is not all contained within the frame. Infact theres a strong illuion of her being phosotshopped into the frame. Its a strange shot. A bit Erwittish, yes, though Id love to see more interaction or a stronger link between all the elements...I think thats where Erwitt get these things so right.
Its a good idea to have a sort of assignment project about our cities.