Monday, October 3, 2011

L'artisan Ceinturier - The Look


I've been saving a small group of photos from this belt shop in the Marais since June, 2010.   I love the small specialty shops I find in Paris.  The craftsmanship is remarkable and made and displayed with such care.  Losco carries only handcrafted leather belts and buckles. Today my archive photo.  What I didn't realize was that I had piqued someone's curiosity!

I think it might be nice to keep this group of photographs together in a series,  so come back tomorrow to have a look at his workbench.

Losco
20 rue de Sévigné
75004 Paris
Métro- Saint Paul

Another boutique is located at 5 rue de Sèvres
75006 Paris
Métro- Sèvres- Babylone

21 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Le Monsieur does not seem to happy, does he, Virginia? Great photo. Love the reflection in the shop's window. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Malyss said...

The way this man is looking at you...!i can't see if he's inside the shop or in the reflection. I'd say inside of the shop. It's a great find from your files!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yes he is definitely giving you 'the look' Virginia! Great reflections, looking forward to seeing where he actually creates these gorgeous leather belts.

Shell Sherree said...

Oh, that wonderfully-coiffed hair of yours doesn't fool me, V ~ you could easily be an undercover belt artisan looking to do some espionage.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great shot with the look from what I guess is "the craftsman"? The mixture of reflection with the transparency of the glass is fab.

Leif Hagen said...

Great photo with the reflection and your new BFF giving you the look, V de B! Come see the "Worldwide Photo Walk" on my EAGAN daily photo blog today

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for the hint about this place, very interesting!
bises
Léia

Virginia said...

Monsieur giving me the once over was not the owner of the shop, but a shopper I think. You'd think the Parisians would be use to me snapping photos by now!
V

Paris Paul said...

Did he ask you for your phone number or if you wanted a coffee?

Daryl said...

It is not a surprise that you didnt notice him noticing you .. I find when I am focusing I only see whats right there in the viewfinder .. I am always surprised when I download photos to see other and sometimes more interesting things captured than expected

Starman said...

Was that before or after you took the interior shots?

Virginia said...

Starman, I really have forgotten. Sometimes the archives shot is an afterthought, most times I forget to do it completely!
V

JoeinVegas said...

Thank you for the pictures still

Alexa said...

Yup, he caught you for sure, V. :~} What impresses me is that these artisanal shops manage to stay in business in a big city. I guess it helps if everyone isn't shopping at Walmart!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OHHH, I love the Frenchman in the background....so...FRENCH!!!

Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YES, that blue pumpkin GIVES ME FAIRY IDEAS!!!! Thank you dearest for visiting! Anita

Jack said...

Hah! This is great, Virginia. Acting schools should show this shot to train actors to register polite disapproval.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

So many Parisian shops, so little time!

Eyeliquor said...

Well captured!

VP said...

'Losco' is the Italian for shady, seedy. Not a great name for such a nice shop...

James said...

The man adds something to this picture. I'm a fan of street photography and I count this as an example.