Street View Photography’s Top 10 : France
France is a country full of contrasts. Geographical contrasts, to name one. The landscape ranges from urban, through seashore to countryside. Contrasts in terms of light, too. While the sun is shining all year round in the south, it hardly shows in the north, where the skies remain grey. In between those two, the light changes a lot. Those many contrasts are of course reflected in the people, their attitudes, their habits and their way of living.
The selection of photographs shared on Street View Photography France is so rich, we could easily have presented you 50 of them or even more, but we tried to reduce the scope to 10 highlighted ones. The 10 photographs showcased here are a reflection of France today, of its different moods and shades.
#10 – Julien Sanine
A fast run fixed for eternity.A run away from the rain, we can almost feel. As a run for life.The shallow depth of field and the beautiful work on b&w and contrast isolate the running man from the rest of the scene and make it a beautiful atmospheric photograph.
#9 – Marie-Pierre Lambelin.
This photograph deserves a special distinction for HCB probably wouldn’t have been ashamed of it. A perfect geometry combined with an odd situation makes it a very special moment.
#8 – Arnaud Orhan Brossard
No grown-ups. So much freedom allowed and captured in this beautiful backlighting.
#7 – Damien Lorek
A strong vanishing line and a wide range of tonality between the light and dark hues make this photograph very aesthetic and strong. This kid, we just guess, is running towards some place, we don’t know.The house?The towers?The city?Where to really, what for ? A beautiful cinematic scene that seems to come right out of a « film noir ».
#6 – Rudy Boyer
A meaningful backlighting. The multilple plans, the hand opening left towards the outside of the frame, the right hand’s fingers’ positioning, make it a light-hearted composition that offers us a particular view on infinity.
#5 – Pascal Mourier
Photographs with window reflection are specially tough and attractive at the same time. It’s often difficult to make an image that is readable. Here, we have a very clear photograph. What is shown to us seems to disappear. Be it the reading of a newspaper or the public phone booth. A very beautiful composition.
#4- Yves Vernin
A very artistic and crafted « shadow selfie » where the photographer stages himself.The work of shades and light with the characters’placement introducing rhythm into the frame are creating a very dynamic story.The triangular equilibrium formed by the characters and the shadows make it a blistering photograph!
#3 – Fabio Costa
A beautiful and accurate work on lighting and colors that drives us step by step to the photographer’s point. A strong image, where hands embody individuals’ expressions: care, understanding or discrepancy, etc. The atmosphere of the scene is full of lightness with the sun, the many colors, the red-and-white checked tablecloth. Et le tout dans une atmosphère très gaie, soleil, nappe à carreau… A well observed scene opening to many readings and interpretations.
#2 – Lucas Pajaud
Sheer femininity and fragility. Everything in this photograph converges to give us this feeling. The gesture and attitude captured, the move of her hair in the wind, her hand holding tight the collar of her coat and then the shallow depth-of field and the beauty of the tones and the contrast, isolating her from the surrounding.A beautiful portrait full of emotions.
#1- Gérard Dubois
The beautiful composition of this photograph makes the seven men punctuating the ground tell us their own individual story and form a common story as a group.So many details to look at. Be it gestures or expressions. The cracking on the wall, being here like an accident, instills something into the image. We are facing a true cinematic scene. It’s likewatching a western!
This content was created by the French community of Street View Photography for the community of Street Photographers.