I’m doing a series of “dispatches” from Paris this week, courtesy of my wife, who is there on a business trip. The gallery where she works is exhibiting at the Paris Photo art fair, and she’s sending me pictures and stories of what she’s seeing in and around Paris.
She was walking across a bridge near the Grand Palais (where Paris Photo takes place), and in looking at a map, that means it was either Pont des Invalides or Pont Alexandre III – she didn’t say which one. At any rate, she noticed a woman in a fancy dress lurking in the dark shadows of the stairs leading up to the bridge (below left), who suddenly sprinted up the stairs to a blast of light and a camera flashing away (below right). It must have been some sort of fashion shoot, and from the shot she was able to capture, it looks like a pretty good spot for a fashion shoot, with the large urn and lion flanking the model. And I have to say, capturing the model at this exact moment with one exposed leg striding forward, I’d say it’s a pretty good shot for someone who just happened upon the scene!