The Everyday Life of Ordinary People

Street photography is more than beautiful light and shadows. It’s a glimpse into the life of ordinary people. An expression or a gesture that tells the story of everyday life. Yes, as you know, I love photographing a beautiful silhouette or a person walking through a...

2016: Photographically Speaking

BONNE ANNEE ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2016 was a very, very busy year for me. It was also a very exciting one! I taught 10 photo workshops in 4 different countries. I had a solo gallery show at the beautiful Mpls Photo Center. Watch the opening reception video...

Winter on the beach in Brooklyn

Visiting Coney Island may seem like a crazy idea in December but I had such a great afternoon there last week.  It takes about 90 minutes on the subway to reach Brighton Beach from Harlem, it’s all part of the experience! It was not very cold for...

The People of Malcom X Blvd ~ Harlem, NYC

It was my first time walking the streets of Harlem with my camera. I stayed in a small apartment on 136th street, at the corner with Malcom X blvd, also known as Lenox Avenue. I walked along the boulevard for an hour or two each...

Urban Snapshots

I didn’t shoot much in B&W during my last visit to San Francisco. If you saw the previous post Classic Chrome in San Francisco, I was definitely more in a color mood that week. Most of the B&W I shot was at night, in harsh sunlight...

Classic Chrome in San Francisco

You know how much I love B&W, it remains my favorite way to see the world. But I must admit that recently I’ve been looking for more color on the streets. As you know, it’s not a decision that I take lightly. I make the decision...

New York City ~ My Other Love ~ Part II

Maybe another reason why I love NYC so much is because, like Paris, I see it mostly in B&W. But I don’t believe that photography should be all color or B&W. The photographer has to let the subject dictate the choice. Here are a few...

New York City ~ My Other Love ~ Part I

Paris is definitely my first love. I would never get tired of roaming its streets day in and day out, camera in hand. Today I must say that New York City comes close second, it has the incredible power to grab your heart and never let...

Les Couleurs de Paris

Bonjour! I just returned from New York yesterday and before I start posting NYC pics on a blog post, I better post the few Classic Chrome pics I shot in Paris last month. In case you missed my last post, Paris Sera Toujours Paris, I...

Hit the Streets with Valerie Jardin

Hit the Streets with Valerie Jardin~ A new photography podcast for the Urban Photographer After 2 years and 104 episodes as the host of the Street Focus podcast on the TWiP network, I decided to spread my wings and launch my own show! Join...