Un gentilhomme – Les Parisiens Anonymes

Un gentilhomme - Les Parisiens Anonymes

I get excited every time I see these faces. I wish this man well if he’s still alive. The negative was in good condition. There’s barely any scratches on it. It was overexposed though. I could have fixed it up in the darkroom if I wanted to, but I want to stay true to the real photographer’s work.

From the car in the photograph, I am guessing this was taken sometime in a sunny day in 1920s in Paris. It was the best time to visit Paris. Imagine having lunch at Le Dome with Pablo Picasso…

“J’ai trouvée des négatifs des parisiens anonymes quand j’allais au marché aux puces à Paris. Depuis que je suis retournée à Sydney, je travaillais dans ma chambre noire et développée des négatifs mois-même avec joie. Si vous connaissez des personnes sur de photos, n’hésitez pas de me contacter. Je vais vous envoyer les photo 6 x8″ gratuite. Merci pour votre aide.”

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I think this photograph was taken just a few minutes after I took the photo posted previously. It was still around St Germain. It was a beautiful building but unfortunately I couldn’t go in because it was a private property. Acces Interdit.
St Germain is definitely one of my favourite parts of Paris – countless of galleries, vintage bookshops and interesting cafes all in one little area…
I would definitely recommend it. Don’t forget to get lost in the alleyways. It’s a lot of fun. When you get lost, you can always practice your French.

St Germain

St Germain

This picture was taken on my last day in Paris. I strolled along the streets of St Germain and cried a bit as I said goodbye to Paris.
It was a gloomy day but it was beautiful.
It’s been awhile since I gave street photography a shot. I just wanted to capture the life of modern Parisians. Not much has changed. They love their art and they still love hanging around at cafes, drinking wine with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I miss Paris.

Happy Easter! – Les Parisiens Anonymes

Happy Easter! - Les Parisiens Anonymes

Happy Easter everyone!
Eat lots of chocolate and give your grandpa a hug!

“J’ai trouvée des négatifs des parisiens anonymes quand j’allais au marché aux puces à Paris. Depuis que je suis retournée à Sydney, je travaillais dans ma chambre noire et développée des négatifs mois-même avec joie. Si vous connaissez des personnes sur de photos, n’hésitez pas de me contacter. Je vais vous envoyer les photo 6 x8″ gratuite. Merci pour votre aide.”

Un petit bébé – Les Parisiens Anonymes

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This is one of the found negatives from Paris. First of all, if this is you, I’m sorry for posting your naked-butt-photo. Je suis vraiment désolée.

As you can see, there are a lot of scratches on the negatives. There’s nothing I can do about that. I could try washing it and doing another print but I doubt that will help. I could try fixing it by doing spotting but I honestly don’t mind the scratches.

In the meantime, I’ve been trying to develop my own negs. Hopefully, by the end of the week, I’ll be posting my own photographs of Paris and I’ll take you through each photograph.

“J’ai trouvée des négatifs des parisiens anonymes quand j’allais au marché aux puces à Paris. Depuis que je suis retournée à Sydney, je travaillais dans ma chambre noire et développée des négatifs mois-même avec joie. Si vous connaissez des personnes sur de photos, n’hésitez pas de me contacter. Je vais vous envoyer les photo 6 x8″ gratuite. Merci pour votre aide.”

Les Parisiens Anonymes

Les Parisiens Anonymes

First of all, I apologise for being absent in the last 2 months. I was living in Paris and I had no access to a dark room. I didn’t want to just leave my films to a photolab. I wanted to develop them myself, so I had to wait patiently until I return to Sydney.

While I was staying at Vanves, I found a Marché aux Puces where I found old discarded negatives. I felt like Indiana Jones, finding precious historical treasures. Judging from the clothes and the surrounding objects, I’m guessing I found some negatives from as early as 1910s to 1940s.

I will share these images with you as I make the prints one by one in my dark room. You’re in a journey with me, discovering the past of Parisiens. If you happen to know any of these people in the images I will be posting in the next few weeks, please send me a message. I’d be glad to send you a 6 x 8″ print of the images, free of charge.

“J’ai trouvée des négatifs des parisiens anonymes quand je suis allée au marché aux puces à Paris. Depuis que je suis retournée à Sydney, je travaillais dans ma chambre noire et développée des négatifs mois-même avec joie. Si vous connaissez des personnes sur de photos, n’hésitez pas de me contacter. Je vais vous envoyer les photo 6 x8″ gratuite. Merci pour votre aide.”