2013 Bucket List

“If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page.” –  Mark Houlahan

In 2013 I was fortunate enough to temporarily sate my rampant wanderlust and in doing so I crossed a few things off my extraordinarily long bucket list. Hopefully the new year will provide just as many amazing photographic opportunities.

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1. Have an evening picnic under the Eiffel Tower

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2. Go on an African safari

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3. Visit Santorini

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4. See a sunset in the French Riviera

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5. Write a letter to Juliet

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6. Explore the Parisian catacombs

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7. Ride a Gondola in Venice

Happy new year everybody

xxx

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European street photography: Henri Cartier-Bresson

“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

I am a great admirer of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s unique style of street photography. Cartier-Bresson was a believer in opening the mind and letting photographic experiences candidly find him, creating poetic imagery in his photographs. Through studying his images, I have learnt to not take the world at face value, and to search for the inner beauty in everyday scenes.  I applied this new found knowledge while exploring and photographing the streets of Europe.

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La Brasserie – Paris

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Le Metro – Paris

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Rue des Pyrénées – Paris

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Shakespeare & Company – Paris

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Balloons – Paris

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 Cycling Trivialities – Amsterdam

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Inspiration: Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Within the next few weeks I will be posting photos I have taken, inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson. I’m leaving for Europe very soon, so I hope to take some great candid street photography in Paris.

In the mean time, here’s a reblog of an article by Eric Kim.

http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2011/08/22/10-things-henri-cartier-bresson-can-teach-you-about-street-photography/

Grace.