Brooms for spades

Mexico's Museum of Anthropology is all about the Pre-Hispanic cultures that populated Mexico (Olmecs, Mayas, Aztecs among others). It is probably one of the best...
Mexico's Museum of Anthropology is all about the Pre-Hispanic cultures that populated Mexico (Olmecs, Mayas, Aztecs among others). It is probably one of the best museums in the world and a definite must-see in Mexico. When visiting the museum, you really wonder how this civilization was conquested by the Spanish invasor so easily. And as a consequence, descendants of once proud warriors learn to handle the broom instead of the spades. (click on picture for high res) Sigma DP2 at 40mm af F2.8, 1/15, IS0800

How should a street photographer dress ?

I am currently consolidating street photography contents from my former blog into to this website. So for those who have never read it before, follow...
I am currently consolidating street photography contents from my former blog into to this website. So for those who have never read it before, follow this link or click on the picture to discover everything about how should a street photographer dress.

Hola Mexico !

After a long trip from Istanbul, we finally arrived to our hotel in Mexico City. Not much seen yet and about 14 hours of sleep....
After a long trip from Istanbul, we finally arrived to our hotel in Mexico City. Not much seen yet and about 14 hours of sleep. More to come soon ... (click on picture for high res) Sigma DP2 at 40mm at F4.0, 1/800, ISO100

Meeting street photographers IV : Emre Ogan

I first got in touch with Emre through this website as we arrived in Istanbul. After a few missed opportunities, we finally got to meet...
I first got in touch with Emre through this website as we arrived in Istanbul. After a few missed opportunities, we finally got to meet and do some shooting together on our last night there. Emre took his daughter along, Zeynep, to help us with communication (though I eventually found out that Emre spoke amazing French) and we headed to Ara Güler's coffee. Our outing ended on the shores of the Bosphorus after a few great discussions. Emre with his one month old Leica M8 Zeynep elegantly carrying her Nikon Emre has been 35 years into photography, going from street...

A few thoughts on Turkey

It is already time to leave Turkey. A few readers wrote me and asked whether I could provide some tips for each of locations we...
It is already time to leave Turkey. A few readers wrote me and asked whether I could provide some tips for each of locations we visit, both in terms of photography and travel. I don't intend to make a long and exhaustive column but just a few points about the countries we visit. So let's start by Turkey. Street Photography We spent about 10 days in Istanbul and it took a while to get the feel of the city and go to places outside of the typical tourist paths. Indeed, the touristic locations are overcrowded and pretty similar to other...

Seduction through the eyes

... but is it enough ? (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160
... but is it enough ? (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160

Behind the scenes – Cappadoccia

Like any touristic destination, there is the amazement, the discovery, the fun and the flows of money spending. Yet, behind the busy streets, every day...
Like any touristic destination, there is the amazement, the discovery, the fun and the flows of money spending. Yet, behind the busy streets, every day life follows its normal course. (click on first picture to launch slideshow, then use navigation buttons in the pop up)

49 Luft Balloons

It is close to 5h in the morning. We sit on the top of a hill overlooking Goreme and the neighbouring valleys. It is still...
It is close to 5h in the morning. We sit on the top of a hill overlooking Goreme and the neighbouring valleys. It is still dark yet suddenly, a light bulb seems to switch on a few kilometers away. The first balloon is ready to take off. An hour later, as the sun slowly rises in the horizon, 49 balloons seem to play a gigantic air ballet. So the tourists can get a better view on the rocky valleys below them. Many thanks to Claris and Andres (and their new born son Alessio) from Costa Rica that led us to...

On my post processing

Among the emails I receive or comments that are made on this blog, the most recurrent question is on how do I post process my...
Among the emails I receive or comments that are made on this blog, the most recurrent question is on how do I post process my pictures. Therefore, instead of repeating myself over and over individually, I thought I would share my thoughts on it in a page. Click here to read about it.

The hill over town

A little hill overlooks Goreme's downtown. One follows a little trail and finds itself in the middle of a field of golden grass. Below stands...
A little hill overlooks Goreme's downtown. One follows a little trail and finds itself in the middle of a field of golden grass. Below stands the town, bathed in the last sun rays that pass over the cliff.  (click on pictures for high res) Sigma DP2 at 40mm at F2.8, 1/400, ISO100 Sigma DP2 at 40mm at F3.5, 1/400, ISO100