Thursday, October 15, 2009

Le Photographe - 100 French Strangers Challenge

French Stranger #43

In July when I spent the day in le Marais, I met this charming young Polish photographer on the streets, selling his photographs. Most of his work was shot in India and Tibet. It was one of those times when you wish you had a pocketful of Euros. If I had, I would have bought them all! I did purchase 5 of his small postcard size images. They are remarkable. I love this portrait and I'm not sure why I've held onto it so long and not shared it with all of you. Pardon!

14 comments:

heleno suassuna said...

marais always surprised me...nice shot.

Daryl said...

He is so happy to have his work appreciated and his image preserved by a lovely woman

altadenahiker said...

Oh, he's very beau. And what Daryl said -- he's obviously charmed as well.

Virginia said...

Hiker, Yes he was very beau! :)

Daryl,
I regret I don't have his name. I can't read the signature on the photographs I purchased. I'm sending my daughter in search of him when she visits in November.

Heleno,
Merci

Starman said...

There are so many hidden gems in the Marais, you spend most of a lifetime and not find all of them.

Starman said...

and I LOVE the bistrot picture!

Virginia said...

Starman,
I aim to please! :)

DW Quilt Art said...

I can see the appreciation on his face...from one kindred spirit to another. Lovely capture!

Virginia said...

DW,
Well I can tell you I appreciated his talent and his photographs immensely! What a nice young man he was. Sometimes I look at the portraits I make and am saddened that I can't keep up with them and their lives. I wish him well. And i have his photographs to remember him by.
V

Blognote said...

A very nice portrait, V! He looks exactly like a young Polish friend of ours! You did well in buying some of his photos!

Victor said...

This is a fantastic portrait, successful on every level. V, this is one of your very best, imho.

Maya said...

Sweet!

Ken Mac said...

you've charmed another one!

2views2day said...

This picture says so much! What a great "stranger" to meet!