Under Paris skies.
Forgive the translation if it isn’t right. This is taken from the title of an Edith Piaf song and while I don’t understand the words she sings, I understand the emotion of her voice.
Following on from yesterday’s piece of men in portraits, #manmoment here is another which was taken quite a while ago but I have just edited it now. I took this photo of my fellow classmate and friend, Sevket, when we were studying photography. It was a very simple black backdrop with minimal lighting set up so as to provide shadows on his face. While I loved the photo, I was never really happy with the plainness of it. I don’t have a simplistic style. I appreciate it in others but it’s not who I am.
The photo always brought to mind a foggy Parisian scene but I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what i wanted the finished product to look like. I just knew the feeling I wanted it to have. Playing around with it tonight, I put one of my favourite photos from Paris behind it and added some cloudy sky photos I had taken. Voila! I had the look I was going for, even if I didn’t know for sure what that was.
I have included the original photo as well as the backdrop. By adding a few clouds and textures, Sous Le Ciel De Paris (Under Paris Skies) brings the dream to a reality.