DescriptionLe Bon Marché Paris France Photo to Buy. Paris skies. Paris skies are famous; famous the world round for being the most dramatic, most cinematic and most striking. On my first trip to Paris, I was lucky enough to capture this shot. Walking between one place to the next, this building caught my eye. I love old school signage. There’s something vintage Hollywood about it; an Art Deco minimalism. Each individual letter propped up by scaffolding. It reminds me of classic film noir, thriller and mystery.Silhouette is one of my favourite photographic styles. I really like the use of it here. The signage and trees come together to form a two dimensional frame for the very three dimensional Parisian sky clouds. Shutting the aperture right down on a camera is always an adventure. A sky that can seem quite bland to the naked eye, suddenly becomes a dynamic tapestry of contrast.Le Bon Marché is widely regarded as the first department store in the world. It was originally founded in Paris in 1838, but found its true home in a costumed built building in 1867 (constructed by Louis Auguste Boileau). architectural, art, artwork, buy, contemporary, modern, photography, photos, prints, sale
Toby Davis, Luxembourg Member Since May 2010 Artist Statement Hello. I’m Toby and welcome to my photography gallery. If you have the time, take a moment to browse. Maybe one of my photographs will stand up and sing for you.
For me, photography is about sharing my eyes with the world. It is an intensely intimate act to show another what you see; to struggle to capture what you find to be beautiful. I find beauty in the very striking, monumental and picturesque, but I also find beauty in the mundane, ignored and functional. To truly capture the elevation of the eye-catching and elevate the subtle of the passed-by is the ultimate test and responsibility of a photographer.
As you browse my store, you’ll notice that there are relatively few photographs. To my mind most of the photos I take are journeys, not destinations. I only sell my very best work.