Restaurant le 59 new > 'Vrai Saumur', Paris
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With its fading Art Nouveau signage and cane chairs, this Rive Gauche cafe caught my attention. These fading signs, many a hundred years old, are favorite motifs of mine in Paris.
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 ...