As one of the world's most visited museums, it's rare to see the Louvre's array of lovely rooms completely empty. Through a project that began as a commission by Le Musée du Louvre, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot gives us a rare glimpse of the colorfully ornate spaces throughout the museum. Each room is simply presented as a long empty hallway filled with strong lines, intricate textures, bold colors, and spectacular works of art.
Late Hungarian photojournalist Paul Almásy traveled across the globe, capturing images of people from all walks of life around the world. Over the course of his career, which spanned more than 60 years, Almásy spent multiple decades documenting the intimate and quaint beauty of Paris and its people. His images are an ode to the city, bearing the photographer's own love for Parisian culture…
Best known for documenting conflict and the plight of people who are suffering, photojournalist Peter Turnley has covered a massive amount of newsworthy events and has been published worldwide, including 43 times on the cover of Newsweek. In contrast to this noteworthy work, the distinguished photographer has also spent almost 40 years developing a series of black and white images that…
Photographer Stephanie Jung is back with more dizzying cityscapes, this time capturing the busy streets of Paris and Berlin. We first got a glimpse of the photographer's viewpoint of crowded urban landscapes a few months ago when she shared similarly styled photos of Japan.
Artist François Abelanet plays tricks on our eyes, making us believe there is a three-dimensional grass globe sitting right in the middle of Paris' City Hall. When viewed at different angles, however, the illusion quickly falls apart.
Who to believe? covers 16,000 sq ft (1500 sq m) and measures 330 ft (100 m) long. Approximately 90 gardeners worked for five days to assemble… Continue
There's no denying the fact that I feel a special connection to Paris. I believe it might have to do with the fact that artists and their art thrive there. Paris is one of those rare cities that, despite being old with an exceptionally rich history, never fails to feel modern.
In a recent trip to this beautiful city, I used a style of photography that mimics the style painters used in… Continue
While Paris will always be known for its beautiful landmarks and impressive museums, there's a darker, more mysterious side to it that is secretly being experienced. Abandoned, subterranean mines are places where daring artists find walls to paint on, weekend revelers find places to party and those looking for a more haunting experience, can tour the catacombs and come face to face with 18th… Continue
As the stunning follow-up to the incredible set we called The Ghosts of World War II's Past, Sergey Larenkov has just released new photos - this time on the occupation of Paris circa 1940. In November 2010, Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta organized an exhibition of Sergey's work in France. While there,… Continue
Street artist Above shot us an email about his new work in Paris. As you can see, "A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words" is centered around the controversial burqa ban in France, that we discussed earlier in the forum.
Above says: "I sat for a while considering if I should describe… Continue
Paris vs New York is a clever blog that visually matches the subtle, cultural differences of two major cities. Cliché as they may be, the comparisons are a treat for anyone who has visited either metropolis or has been lucky enough to have lived in them. Love the tagline: A Tally of Two Cities. With the quick and viral success of this blog, I'm sure other city… Continue
In this decade, if I had the opportunity to crash any party I wanted, it would have been Vogue Paris’ 90th anniversary party. Held at the Hotel Pozzo di Borgo, Carine Roitfeld, the Editor-in-Chief of the French edition of Vogue, hosted the masked ball that was inspired by Stanley Kubrick's film Eyes Wide Shut.
Among the magazine's favourite designers,… Continue
To mark its 90th anniversary, French Vogue is pulling out all the stops, starting with this incredibly sexy cover of model Lara Stone. At 622 pages, the October issue is an instant collectible because it not only features beautiful and artistic shoots like this one from Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott but also new ones from a whole list of famous fashion photographers -… Continue
I'm not sure whether to laugh or be frightened by these masks seen of the streets of Paris. Using plaster and acrylic, Gregos started to display painted replicas of his face on city walls over three years ago.
The masks are applied with a super strong glue and cannot be taken off the wall, except with a hammer. Almost 90 faces have been placed in… Continue
After only four months, L’Arc Paris Restaurant, Bar and Nightclub has already become one of the hottest urban spots in Paris. The venue, which is the brainchild of Prospect Design, is located right across the street from the famed Arc de Triomph, the monument from which the establishment takes its name.
Roses in Paris French street artist Zilda creates work that's refined and classic. My appreciation for it grows every second I look at his amazing collection. Using both paint and pasting techniques, we get to reminisce about the past with classical works of art from the Renaissance, along with scenes from classic Roman cinema of the '50s & '60s.
Paris is one of the most romantic cities in all the world. Seventh Movement takes us on a time-lapse journey throughout the city and shows us beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower during the day and… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 8, 2010 at 9:00am —
I'm really diggin' this piece by French street artist C215. Found in Paris, this magnificently colorful mural features the face of a young woman. Her blank stare is open for interpretation, leaving viewers wondering what she is actually thinking.
"Faces reflect the personality, you can even read a full life on a marked face. I guess that a lot people never… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 20, 2009 at 10:00am —