Rosa Bonheur – my favorite brasserie

Rosa Bonheur Paris In the middle of Le Parc des Buttes Chaumont, in front of where I lived for a while in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, sits a beautiful retro type Guingette (old fashioned bistro, very common to the edges of the Seine and the Marne, places where people would go to dance to local bands, to the music of accordions whilst having dinner or lunch). This place has now become an institution in Paris to all folk, young and old, winter or summer. Two large bars inside make queuing for your beer or coffee a little long but hey, what's a wait when you are in the middle of a hip crowd, listening to some great tunes and looking up at some fancy mismatched decorations filling ceilings and walls. Rosa Bonheur ParisRosa Bonheur Paris Read on...
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A short essay on photography and mental print

France Hossegor Photography Lake FrancePine Forest France I still cannot stop taking mini snapshots of everything I see in my head. I think, one day, my over stimulated-sometimes-childlike brain is going to simply protest and ask me to just STOP be quiet Fiona. Just let me take is EASY for a few minutes. But until then, I do not intend to slow my mental snapshot habit. When I am able Read on...
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FIAC time again!

Josef Albers FIAC Josef Albers - Variant Please go read about the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation for artists Tarek Al-Ghoussein FIAC Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Beautification - 2012 Bernard Frize FIAC Bernard Frize - Louma Bernard Frize FIAC Bernard Frize, Croix Read on...
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End of summer… in my eyes and through my Canon

Through summer, I took so many photos, so many instants of my life. Here are some of my favourite shots from this summer and end of this hazy daze of sun and heat, here in the South West of France. Read on...
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JR Street Artist

JR Artist JR Artist JR Artist I discovered JR on an Instagram feed a couple years back and since then I followed his work and travels across the planet. You see, JR, super inspired and contemporary French artist, uses the street as his gallery. And isn't the urban landscape a permanent show? Art in all it's forms: Movement - Music - Rhythms - Colours- Read on...
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The supereye and perception of Bill Phelps

Wheels and Waves 2013Wheels and Waves 2013Bill Phelps Wheels and Waves 2013 This weekend in Biarritz I was lucky enough to go visit the Wheels and Waves custom and vintage motorbike gathering by the famous light house. I am fascinated by old chrome, used leather, the smell of old bikes and the sounds their owners have given to them adapting special exhausts the these amazing creatures, panthers of steel that drive Read on...
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