Restaurant le 59 new > 'Bench, Place des Vosges', Paris
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The 'Bench, Place des Vosges' photograph is an evening image of the oldest planned square in Paris...completed in 1612. The details of the building facades and park are visible in the fading evening light as are the park lamps. It's a rare picture because it shows the deserted square in the chilly winter twilight.
Paris is my favorite city; I first visited the City of Lights in 1969 and subsequently have made many trips to Paris in all seasons, light and weather conditions. Parisian storefronts, restaurants and cafes as well as its sun-dappled parks and fascinating architectural details are the motifs that first interested me. Soon, the colorful, bustling markets and rainy streets and sidewalks became important subjects for my compositions. Photographing the reflections on the wet pavement and myriad windows of cafes and ...