Planning a photography exhibit is always a soul-searching endeavor. A walk through photographic past and present (and even flash forwards into the future as the next series begins to take root).
It has been fun to plan "Paris and Beyond" with my friend Richard Nahem (of this very blog!). We have both been settled in Paris for eight years, and we both live to explore . . . and see things that have not been seen before. The exhibit opens on September 25 at Le Galerie 102.
Our styles are very different, which will make the exhibit all the more interesting. For my part, I have selected my Paris favorites, including moments of rare snow, street stories, and those once-in-a lifetime captures that confirm that luck is a huge part of photographic success (as well as the patience to wait for the elements to align).
And, then, we go "beyond." My "beyond" ventures to Budapest, Istanbul, and Central Asia. I'm also showing my hand-colored work from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kashgar—lands that I remember so vividly but that, sadly, change every day with the turmoil of the world.
Richard and I look forward to sharing our images with Paris friends and visitors. Join us!
Le Galerie 102 is at 102 rue Cherche Midi. The vernissage is Thursday evening, September 25 from 7-9 pm. Metros: Duroc or Vaneau. Gallery hours are noon to 7 pm every day until October 2.
Meredith Mullins is a fine art photographer, photography instructor, writer for OIC Moments, and Director of the International Fine Art Photography Competition. Her work can be seen at www.meredithmullins.artspan.com or in her award-winning book, In A Paris Moment. She is available for private photography instruction/exploration in Paris and has several upcoming classes with WICE and the Mona Bismarck American Center. Contact her at email@example.com.
My Paris Apartment for Rent
I am renting my fabulous Paris apartment in the heart of the Marais near St. Paul metro, from November 30 to December 16, a total of 17 nights. It's a spacious one-bedroom 750 sq. ft. loft style apartment with 12 ft. ceilings, decorated in chic Mid-Century Modern furniture and sleeps two people in a Queen size bed. Amenities include washer/dryer, 16" flat screen TV, dishwasher, internet connection/Wifi and free long distance calls to the U.S. The apartment is located on the second floor with a large elevator.
The price is 2800 euros/165 per night for 17 nights, 1500 euros for 7 nights, and anything in between 7 & 15 nights, 175 euros per night. Minimum rental 7 nights or 1500 euros. Photos upon request.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour