April 3, 2013

Springtime in the Luxembourg Gardens?

Will Winter Ever End?
Photograph © Margot Hanley

The Intrepid WICE Photography Explorers

It was officially spring by the calendar, but the branches were bare, the air cold, and the clothes layered.

Jardin du Luxembourg
Photograph © Lorena Coletta
The WICE photography exploring class was studying the style of Robert Doisneau, one of the great Paris humanist street photographers. Dosineau paid homage to the ordinary gestures of ordinary people in ordinary situations—"seconds snatched from eternity."

Le Select Café
Photograph © Pamela Fickes-Miller
And so, we went in search of the ordinary—scenes that moved us, places that made us stop and reflect, and people who made us look twice . . . ordinary Parisian characters who are, in fact, far from ordinary when you take the time to get to know them.

Who Needs Spring When You Have Crêpes?
Photograph © Mark Sebastiani
From the joyful galette maker in her highly decorated trailer to the solo picnicker in mid-bite, we covered the area with the eye of a hunter.

An "Urnest" View of the Garden
Photograph © Sheila Clementson
Here is just a taste of our "seconds snatched from eternity."

Photograph © Bob Levy

Post by WICE Photography Instructor Meredith Mullins; Photographs by the intrepid exploring class.

A Victorious Chess Player
Photograph © Meredith Mullins