December 16, 2012

Christmas in Paris

A Little Holiday Sparkle . . .
Photo by Mike Savin
It's that time of year when the City of Light starts to really sparkle, from Galeries Lafayette and Printemps to the Grande Roue at Concord to the pulsing lights and Christmas Fair on the Champs Elysées. Every neighborhood has its own festive touch.

The Holiday Sparklers by Meredith Mullins
Photography instructor Meredith Mullins and a merry band of intrepid WICE photographers went in search of holiday sparkle, cameras in hand and furry hats on head (yes, it was cold ... but, good news, it wasn't raining). The results: some beautiful (and original) images of the holiday season.

After the expedition (and after the vin chaud wore off), the photographers submitted their favorite photos for the Holiday Sparkle competition, juried by visiting luminary Jerry Fielder (Curator and Director of the Yousuf Karsh Estate).

Holiday Sparkle Award Winning Photo by Anna Hobbs

Congratulations to Anna Hobbs, who was awarded the Holiday Sparkle prize for her stolen moment at the Chanel perfume display in Galeries Lafayette. (Once you look past the omnipresent Brad Pitt, a story begins to unfold.)

Holiday Sparkle 2nd Place Award by Pamela Spurdon

Et chapeau to 2nd Place Award Winner Pamela Spurdon for her original view of a small segment of the Galeries Lafayette display window. (Yes, frogs legs are still a treasure in France.)

Enjoy all the festivities of the season.

Happy Holidays from all of us at WICE.

Photo by Duane Edwards

Photo by Pamela Fickes-Miller

Photo by Lynn Segal

Award Winner Anna Hobbs