Monday, April 12, 2010

Patiently Waiting


I spotted this gentleman ( a younger Paul Newman?) at the Musée Rodin last summer. He was waiting outside a special exhibit that we did not see. The photograph on the wall was enough!

18 comments:

Anna said...

Ciao Virgina! nice to know you, Anne advised your website. I would like to know you better. Your photos are so beautiful..I'm from Liguria, Italy and my name is Anna. So, see you soon!

Shell Sherree said...

A younger Paul Newman, why yes!! I love the combination of elements here, Virginia. That photo on the wall spooked me a bit ~ reminds me of one of those horror movies that I'm too scared to watch.

Nathalie said...

Sorry I don't often comment on your Paris through my lens blog but my frequent visits are a delight nonetheless. I really enjoy your personal approach to the city.
I was there last weekend, visiting the Maison Européenne de la Photographie with Peter and a few other bloggers was a treat as you can imagine. Wishing you'd been with us.


...Some time in the not too distant future I'm sure!

Laurent said...

Fabulous shot. We can't tell if the man is on the wall or not.

Virginia said...

laurent,
HA, didn't notice that!

Nathalie,
I always enjoy your visits and comments. Yes, I knew about the bloggers' event, I am very envious that you all got to see Erwitt's work! Maybe we will meet soon!

Shell,
I thought the same thing. Was that movie, "Friday the 13th"? I never watched it but saw ads.

anna,
Thank you for your nice comment. Welcome to my blog!

altadenahiker said...

Very cool.

Daryl said...

IMO Paul was more handsome than this man .. but its a great shot nonetheless

Virginia said...

Daryl,
Well now, I'm thinking it might be a toss up here! :)

Hiker,
It was a quick shot or I would have gotten a titch more of him in the photo. Nathalie has taught me to look for that more. Maybe I was just wanting to make sure I got his face in the photo! :)

Merisi said...

Great capture! :-)

Paul may have been more handsome to some,
but then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and he may also be just as kind and generous minded man as Newman was.

Starman said...

He really does look a lot like Mr. Newman. Do anyone notice how the face of the child in the photograph above him appears to be a mask?

The Armchair Parisian said...

I think I would have passed on that particular exhibit as well :-) I agree with Starman, the photos looks like a mask. Kinda creepy...

Lovely shots on your blog, thank you for sharing.

Virginia said...

Oui, I noticed the mask- like portrait. This was not an exhibit for the grandchildren and honestly I wasn't interested either. Now "Mr. Newman" was interesting! :)

Armchair Parisian,
So glad to have your visit and nice comments. Please come again.
V

Virginia said...

MERISI,
Glad you stopped by as well. I am always curious how new bloggers/readers find this blog!

Vagabonde said...

That is a very nice picture of a handsome man. I would like to know how you do it to get such a natural picture – do you ask the permission to take the photograph before you snap it? Or do you take the photograph then ask the person if you can publish it? I’d like to take pictures of people like that but don’t know how is the best way to go about it.

Virginia said...

Vagabonde.
Non, et non. I don't usually ask permission unless it's for my 100 French Strangers, because that requires that I have interaction with the subject. If someone is in a public place, Photographer's Rights state that you may take their photograph. This man was unaware, hence the natural pose. Henri Cartier-Bresson and his contemporaries started it......so it must be parfait!

(Google Photographer's RIghts. For children, if I"m thinking I might use on a blog if the parent sees me taking the photo, I must assume they are ok with it. If they aren't around or not aware, I shoot from behind, profiles etc. If you want to chat more about this, please email me. I'd be glad to talk with you about it. It comes up a lot!

Peter said...

With you long list of things to see and do when in Paris, I understand perfectly that you cannot also make all the exhibitions! :-)

Virginia said...

Peter,
There are so many exhibitions that you know that I am so anxious to see, but this one......non! The Musée Rodin has so much to offer, this extra one was not one we chose.
V

steviewren said...

His pose reminds me of The Thinker...a very apropos pose for the location.