The balancing act

Much better to learn the first steps of tight rope walking on the lawn of the Luxemburg Garden, than 100 meters up in the air....
Much better to learn the first steps of tight rope walking on the lawn of the Luxemburg Garden, than 100 meters up in the air. Mom can only agree.  (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/350, ISO160

Louvres Miss

This is a picture where about everything went wrong. I ran but got in position late, the framing was slightly bent and I misfocused. In...
This is a picture where about everything went wrong. I ran but got in position late, the framing was slightly bent and I misfocused. In the end, the result might be a picture that is more interesting than what I had envisioned. Anyways, I like it, I guess that is what matters most ?  (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/4000, ISO160

At Trixie

At Trixie in Buenos Aires, men seem to have problems concentrating on the menu. I wonder why. (click on picture for high res) Leica M9...
At Trixie in Buenos Aires, men seem to have problems concentrating on the menu. I wonder why. (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.0, 1/125, ISO160

Burning secrets

Does a woman's red handbag always contain burning secrets ? (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160
Does a woman's red handbag always contain burning secrets ? (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160

This is not a man with a pipe

Or do you think you could actually stuff the man's pipe ? Don't understand? Google René Magritte. (click on picture for high res) Leica M9...
Or do you think you could actually stuff the man's pipe ? Don't understand? Google René Magritte. (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/250, ISO160  

The Princess of the Underground

After a fierce fight against the Forces of the Underground, the Princess could finally escape and rejoin the world of Those that live in the...
After a fierce fight against the Forces of the Underground, the Princess could finally escape and rejoin the world of Those that live in the Daylight.  (click on picture for high res) PS : We are back in Argentina, it seems that I am in creative mood ... Leica M9 with 24mm Elmarit at F2.8, 1/350, ISO160

A day with the Leica 24mm Summilux

While in Paris, my friend Simon from Germany joined us for a couple of days. He did take along my dream lens, that is the...
While in Paris, my friend Simon from Germany joined us for a couple of days. He did take along my dream lens, that is the Leica 24mm Summilux and let me use it during his stay. So here I found myself like a kid with a new toy, wandering the streets of Paris on a rainy afternoon. Make no mistake, shooting street photography with a 24mm lens is extremely challenging. Yet the use of an ultra wide field of view together with a F1.4 aperture does open up new creative opportunities since it allows the use of selective focus (provided...