Restaurant le 59 new > 'Bench in Sunlight', Paris
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Light is one of the most important elements in my photographs and this picture, taken in Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, is the good example. Two Chestnut trees frame the solitary bench in one of the most beautiful and popular parks in Paris. The lone walking figure and muted color of the flowers complete 'Bench in Sunlight'.
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 ...