Monday, January 3, 2011

100 French Strangers - Smile for the Crazy Américaine


French Strangers # 72-73


 I do think this might just be two of my favorite "strangers".  (Do I say this everytime? )  Last June as I was snapping away in this photography shop at le Marché des Enfants Rouge, the gentleman on the left, the owner, asked what exactly I was photographing. I explained my Paris rouge fetish and he seemed satisfied.

Outside he and his friend were very kind to allow me this photo shoot.  I'm thinking the conversation went like this:  "Smile for the crazy American photographer!" Aren't they just great??  Who says Parisians are aloof?

16 comments:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love their expressions; so very French!

Maya said...

Haha, you get the best out of people, V!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Fabien Breuvart was a stranger to us, but is actually well-known in Paris... What an impish capture, V, and what a fun day that was!

Peter said...

I was there and I think you are right, I believe that is what they said (or at least thought)! :-)

Don't worry, your charm works well with everybody!

Virginia said...

Genie,
I'm glad you got his name. When we chat today, fill me in. I might have to pay him another visit!

Peter,
Really??? I think I've been called that behind my back quite a few times in Paris !:)

Maya,
These two were just the best. It was easy.

Reves,
I thought the same thing!

Daryl said...

Love those mugs

Alexa said...

Great faces --if I didn't know they're French, I would know they're French! You do have a gift, V.

Carla said...

HI Virginia,, I know this guy and his lovely shop.. Good on you for snapping them. Happy 2011. Carla

MadAboutParis said...

They were just ADORABLE...that was a fun afternoon with Genie, Marie & the Divine Peter!

Jean(ne) in MN said...

C'est parfait!

Starman said...

I love the pic you got of them.

Janey and Co. said...

I think they could do a skit on SNL...And would have no trouble being French!

Harriet said...

Is the new banner to celebrate your upcoming trip???

Have fun!

Virginia said...

HA! i knew you would love these two. I have to go back and chat this time for sure!
V

The Armchair Parisian said...

How fun are they? I love shots like this!

Arc de Triomphe hotels said...

You make people smile, and then you capture the moment in a phote.
Precious.