Congratulations to #35 Erin and #229 Gail. Thanks to random.org, you’re the winners of our “biggest giveaway ever” promo. Drop me an email at email@example.com to let me know which print you’d like (you may choose from either shop below).
We wish everyone could have been a winner, so for a very limited time, we’re offering 25% off all large format prints. Simply enter the code “GOBIG” at checkout.
See all prints in the Paris Print Shop.
Thanks to all who participated! We hope you like the new larger prints.
Ever since we began making prints of Nichole’s photography, we’ve been adamant about producing the best quality prints we could. We’ve never been fond of most photo papers – especially the glossy kind that feels like plastic and sounds like rubber when you shake it. We quickly learned through trial and error what paper, ink and equipment yielded the results we were after, and have been using Epson large format printers and fine art, 100% cotton papers ever since.
Last week, our printer of two years finally kicked the bucket. As Murphy’s law would have it, we received a big retail order on the same day, and faced a tough choice – upgrade to a new printer and risk running out of time or pushing our schedule back into a frantic corner, or admit defeat and move on to traditional lab paper, which we don’t like. A few samples from the lab later, we were determined to stick with our slow, high-maintenance, but oh-so-worth it printing process.
So I upgraded our equipment to the latest tech from Epson, and went up a size in format so that we can now print up to 24 inches wide. We’re now printing with 11 separate ink colors, and the results are fantastic. The best part is that we’re able to print large format prints in our own studio – something we’ve wanted to do for a long time.
To celebrate, we’re having a huge (literally!) giveaway. Two extra-large prints are up for grabs:
To enter, simply leave a comment below. We’ll pick two random winners using random.org on Monday morning.
PS. More chances to win on our Facebook page.
Cemeteries by their nature aren’t happy places, but I’m always happy to visit the them in Paris. They’re packed with beautiful sculpture, architecture and a melange of memorabilia ranging from sweet (a thick book stuffed with photos in a plastic, weather-proof case) to strange (a fishbowl).
It rained early this morning, and the cold mist and leaves left no room for debate whether autumn had arrived. I could smell change in the air, and that feeling of no turning back – the end of a season – set the tone for the walk. The entire cemetery seemed to be mourning that loss, shutting down until spring, saying goodbye.
About halfway through, I spotted a large orange cat sitting in a bowl. Most of the resident cats in the cemetery bolt when they see you, but not this guy. He jumped down and followed me around for fifteen minutes. He seemed to be waiting for me to toss him a treat, so it’s clear the neighbors take good care of him. In fact, all of the cats are giant, indicating either an abundance of rodents or friendly cat lovers nearby.
Another highlight was finding a spiderweb that seemed to be either spun with or held up by a pair of stone hands.
The leaves are brown and the light is gold.
We added our 2014 Paris Calendar to The Paris Print Shop.
Most of the new photos are from The Paris Journals, so it’s a bit different than years past. The calendar is 5.5 x 8.5, bound with a convenient hanger, and wrapped in a clear sleeve for protection. See all the details here.
Just a few more recent favorites to share.
The top photo was taken in the apartment we frequently rent from Haven in Paris. We’ve stayed there are few weeks this year, and of all the places we’ve rented in Paris, it’s my absolute favorite. It’s located a block from the Seine a few steps away from our favorite cheese shop.
The middle and bottom photos are from the latest Paris Journal Two which focuses on the light and shadow on the Île St. Louis and Île de la Cité.
All of my new work is available in the shop if you’re interested in prints.
I often wonder why I started shooting colors in Paris, because the things in my home, the colors that I wear, and the objects that I’m drawn to are almost always neutral – black, gray, brown, white.
Now that the Paris Color Project is behind me, I’m very rarely drawn to color when I’m out with my camera. The photos I shot over the past year or so, and many of the photos in The Paris Journal, are a departure from my previous work.
Above are a few of my favorites.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the past four years, what lies ahead and what, if any, photography projects I’ll embark on. I plan to make a digital archive of the Paris Color Project that’s formatted to be read front-to-back instead of in blog format. When I look back, there are so many fond memories, many of which are buried in cumbersome archives. Blogging is strange that way, no?
It was a busy summer, and we are a bit behind schedule, but the latest volume of the Paris Journal is live.
Volume Two takes you to the twin islands at the heart of the city, the Île St. Louis and Île de la Cité. The day begins moments before dawn at the Cité train station, followed by a long, leisurely stroll along the banks of the Seine – a story of light, shadow and water.
We hope you enjoy it!
We’re winding down production on The Paris Journal Volume Two, and hope to be able to release it while we’re in Paris next week. The two photos above are a bit of a sneak peek, and we’re adding more prints to the shop.
Summer is flying (doesn’t it always?), and we’ve had little time for this space, but hope to be back to sharing more of our work, inspiration and more here on the blog.
Hope your summer is full of fun and sun.
We’ve already received a lot of wonderful feedback, and we’d like to thank you very much for that. Our main driver for the project was your experience. We wanted to deliver something that mimics what would catch your eye on a walk as closely as possible, so you could take a break and escape to the streets of Paris whenever you like.
Currently, The Paris Journal is available for iPad and iPhone. We are working on making it available for Kindle, Galaxy and Android.
Thank you so much for your comments and support. We really hope you enjoy the virtual escape.