mardi 14 décembre 2010

Yemeni Architecture

Triptych view of Kahil, a fortified village in Yemen's Haraz mountains...

dimanche 12 décembre 2010

The Three Graces

Noelia, Julieta, Christine...
In Greek mythology, the three goddesses of joy, charm, and beauty.

vendredi 10 décembre 2010

Colors on a black and white silver print

Entering the mosque in Sanaa, Yemen. Lith print with multiple toning.

What is her astrological ascendant?

She in born under the sign of Pisces, but what is her ascendant? Gemini, Capricorn or Aries?

mercredi 24 novembre 2010

Camelia's left side.

Searching for another perspective...
Lith print toned in selenium.

lundi 22 novembre 2010

The last leaves.......

The last leaves are falling, Camelia is standing..... Lith print on Fomatone silver paper.....

mardi 19 octobre 2010

dimanche 17 octobre 2010

Anca, one with Nature

"Sunt una cu natura. Respir vantul care-mi mangaie frunzele. Sunt in toate si toate sunt in mine. Sunt insasi natura." Madalina.

mardi 14 septembre 2010

Victoria as Venus, the Silver Print...

Contemplating Venus, the most beautiful of goddesses, might lifts one's mind towards the Creator.....


mardi 10 août 2010

Entering the mosque

Elusive silhouette at Al-Abhar mosque in Sana'a.

vendredi 30 avril 2010

Veiled Shakties in Sana'a

Yemen, a mysterious land where fast moving silhouettes sometimes speak to strangers from behind their veils...

vendredi 9 avril 2010

news from Yemen

Bab Al Yemen, south gate of Sana'a.

Walking around with Jumana this morning in Sana'a, capital of Yemen.

samedi 20 février 2010

Are Tibetans travelling the world?

The prestigious Leica Fotografie International magazine just published a 14 pages portfolio of my reportage on Tibet.

Photographic representations of Tibetans do get seen worldwide by millions of persons. Yet, themselves have difficulties to travel on their own land because the Chinese authorities have set up so many restricting rules.
In the spring of 2000, I went to Tibet to share and photograph the lifestyle of the Tibetan pilgrims.

I walked through snowy mountains and high passes in their company, took refuge in caves or in nomad’s tents and shared their simple and daring lifestyle.
The photographs published in the current LFI magazine were made in Lhassa and around mount Kailash, the most sacred mountain in southwest Tibet.
I was once lost on a snowy day while trekking between the Ganden and Samye monasteries when suddenly, a single monk in his twenties appeared, himself lost and coming for a very far away part of Tibet. We became travel companions and found our way through high passes and frozen lakes.
His dream was to escape Tibet and to go live near the Dalai Lama in India.
Is he now travelling the world?

Technical notes:
I used Leica M cameras (on this trip, a M6 loaded with 3200 asa film for the dark interior shoots, a M4P with 35mm summicron and a M3 with 50mm summicron and 400 asa film for outoors). After years of carrying SLR cameras and heavy equipment, I discovered the freedom of having just a couple of discreet, quiet rangefinders and fabulous lenses. Best built quality, smoothness of use, reliability, no power failure and I can load film fearlessly in a snowstorm…

The french editor "Autrement" published "Pèlerinages tibétains : le goût du sacré" in 2004. The photographs are accompanied by a superb text from Martin Melkonian.

To view the full photo story, go visit my website.

Do you want one of these photographs on your wall? Write to me (email adress in my profil).

mercredi 17 février 2010

Night Light

night walk by the monastery......

vendredi 22 janvier 2010

lundi 18 janvier 2010

Akashic Icon

A new silver print of the iconic Katiusha

mercredi 6 janvier 2010

Snowy Bucarest

Promenade avec Sabrina dans le voisinage.
Click on the pic to enjoy this panoramic pinhole photograph...