Fondation Louis Vuitton

fondation louis vuitton, frank gehry

As we’ll be heading back to Paris next spring for our second workshop here, we thought we’d share one of our favorite modern architecture stops, the Frank Gehry designed Fondation Louis Vuitton. We’ll be spending quite a bit of time exploring both the exterior and interior of this museum. Beginning outside you see the billowing […]

Urban Quilt – Paris

Just in case you’re not on Paris imagery overload, here’s one last post for you 😉 I’m sure you’re aware of my Urban Quilt series, which until now has focused on Chicago. Well, you’ve guessed it, it’s something I’ve found myself seeing in other cities. Today I’ll share some photos from Paris. Surprisingly, a few […]

Paris Workshop 2018 – Day 3

Day 3 of the Paris workshop had us spending a good portion of our day just outside of the city in La Defense, the city’s financial district. As you can imagine it’s full of modern architecture and one of my favorite areas to photograph. First, some details from Bassin Takis. A short walk from here […]

Old & New In Paris

We’re back with old & new locations around charming Paris. We have a tendency to prefer modern, newer architecture for abstract images, but sometimes those historic locations just draw you in. One great example of this is the Palais Garnier in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, which we’ll explore on day 1 of the September workshop. The […]

La Défense

grande arche, la defense

If you’re looking for modern architecture in Paris, La Défense is the most concentrated area you’ll find. It’s technically just outside of Paris, west of the city, and the major business area of this historic city. It’s a relatively compact area with a whole lot of interesting architecture. At the western-most end is the Grande […]

Discovering Paris – Workshop Preview in the 13e

I’m sure you saw our announcement for the upcoming Paris workshop this September 27-30. Earlier this year, we were both there scouting a few new locations in anticipation of the workshop. We really loved a couple new, modern buildings in the 13th arrondissement, an area we’ll be photographing on day 2 of the workshop. The first […]

Paris scouting, stop #3

Forum des Halles

So far I’ve shared 2 specific buildings from my most recent trip to Paris. While I wandered many other areas and did a little scouting of some locations I’ve already been to, photographically I mostly focused on shooting things I haven’t shot before. This final stop is the 1st arrondissement and includes a couple interesting […]

Paris Scouting, stop #1

11 Quai d'Austerlitz, paris

In early January I spent 3 days in Paris doing a little scouting for a possible fall workshop. When we think of Paris, we think of that historic architecture the city is known for, but there are some really great modern buildings too. Given that I tend to be drawn the clean lines of modern […]