Catel & Bocquet: Kiki de Montparnasse

Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller and Jose-Luis Bocquet is one of the few French books that I’ve read from cover to cover. Spanning more than 400 pages, this graphic novel offers a colourful glimpse into les Années Folles (the Roaring Twenties) in Montparnasse, Paris through the life of Alice Prin. Better known as Kiki de Montparnasse, or simply Kiki, she was the muse…

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Closing time

This week’s photo challenge on The Daily Post is all about doors. I was tempted to post a series of photos of doors, but since I’m currently travelling and have limited access to my image archive, I shall instead share my most recent ‘door’ picture! This was taken last week in Paris, outside Cannibale Cafe in the 11th…

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Stars in my eyes

Over the last few months, I’ve been taking photos mostly with my iPhone and editing them using the VSCO Cam app. Sometimes I miss using my Fuji x100, processing the raw files on Raw Photo Processor and making the final touches like straightening the lines in Photoshop. However the former option is more convenient than the latter…

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Travels in Old Russia // Voyage dans l’ancienne Russie

I recently wrote about travelling through time and space through photographs. This was inspired by photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) that we saw in an exhibition at Musée Zadkine in Paris. Titled “Voyage dans l’ancienne Russie” (Travels in Old Russia), the exhibition displays 100 photographs taken by Prokudin-Gorskii, a chemist who pioneered colour photography in Russia…

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1925: When Art Déco Dazzled the World + Floating Palaces of Art Déco

We spent most of yesterday browsing comics, better known as “bande dessinées“ or “BDs” in France and Francophone Brussels, as AB wanted to check out “Les Cités Obscures“. Illustrated by François Schuiten and written by Benoit Peeters, “Les Cités Obscures” is a series of graphic novels depicting a parallel universe to Earth. The series features independent city-states…

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