Photo by @williamalbertallard // Paris, 2008
I have always felt that walking the streets of Paris is akin to walking through a never ending series of one-act plays with constantly changing sets. Here I’m glancing into a brasserie on Boulevard Saint-Germain where I’d stop often for a pastry or a glass of wine. What makes this image is the man returning my glance with one of his own, stopping for just a moment from working his pipe and reading the paper. His presence is amidst a wonderful montage of the brasserie’s décor of etched glass and a white chalked menu board. The many verticals of the image stand out against the strong horizontal of the menu board. As with many of my images, one can find several pictures within the boundaries of the main one.
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