Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life in France During the Mid-20th Century

Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life in France During the Mid-20th Century

Photographer Janine Niepce (February 12, 1921 – August 5, 2007), one of the first photo-journalists in France, was a distant cousin of Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography. She photographed with great talent ordinary people going about their daily lives, much like humanist photographers Robert Doisneau and Willy Ronis. Influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who gave her very sound advice on photo-journalism, she joined the Rapho Agency in 1955. Continue reading »

Warsaw-Based Artist Spray-Paints A Beautiful Lace Mural On The Side Of A French Lace Museum

Warsaw-Based Artist Spray-Paints A Beautiful Lace Mural On The Side Of A French Lace Museum

Calais is a city in northern France famous for its lace-making tradition. Turns out, back in the late 19th century, many textile artists and engineers from England immigrated to Calais to escape economic and social difficulties, turning the city into an industrial hub for lace manufacturing. Back then, around 40,000 of the residents were working in the local lace factories. Continue reading »

London-Based Designer Creates “Joy & Excitement” With Colourful Skate Park In Lille

London-Based Designer Creates "Joy & Excitement" With Colourful Skate Park In Lille

London-based designer Yinka Ilori has applied his signature vibrant style to the Colorama skate park within the La Condition Publique cultural centre near Lille, France. Continue reading »

French Street Artist Paints 3D Creature Graffiti And It’s Not For The Faint Of Heart

French Street Artist Paints 3D Creature Graffiti And It’s Not For The Faint Of Heart

As lockdowns loosen, people start venturing out into the streets. We can once again appreciate fresh air, open spaces, and hopefully, some good graffiti on a wall rather than bad ones. Continue reading »

Post Apocalyptic Views: Dutch Photographer’s Lens Captures Graveyard Of French Warships

Post Apocalyptic Views: Dutch Photographer's Lens Captures Graveyard Of French Warships

While the international community remains indoors due to lockdowns, photographer Bob Thyssen from the Netherlands dug into his archives to share some of his old footage. Continue reading »

French Dentists Are Protesting That They Are Told To Return To Work Without Proper PPE – They Getting Naked To Protest

French Dentists Are Protesting That They Are Told To Return To Work Without Proper PPE - They Getting Naked To Protest

French dentists have begun protesting the fact that they are being asked to go back to work without PPE (personal protective equipment like masks, gowns, etc). They are doing what the French do best – get naked. Continue reading »

In 1898, Revolutionary French Artist Toulouse-Letrec Went To The Toilet On A Beach, His Friend Took These Photographs

In 1898, Revolutionary French Artist Toulouse-Letrec Went To The Toilet On A Beach, His Friend Took These Photographs

In 1898, Maurice Joyant took four photographs of his childhood friend Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec Montfa, better known Toulouse-Letrec (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), defecating on the beach whilst reading Le Petit newspaper. The pictures were sold a postcards. Joyant later founded the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, where the painter was born, and added these images to the exhibits. Continue reading »

French Artist Turns A Gas Tank Into A Giant 3D Sphynx Cat

French Artist Turns A Gas Tank Into A Giant 3D Sphynx Cat

If you come across Braga’s incredible 3D street art, you will certainly notice it and stop for a minute. This talented 33-year-old street artist from Marseille, France, whose real name is Tom Bragado Blanco, has the talent to confuse and deceive people’s eyes with his incredible artworks. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos Of Actress Ingrid Bergman As Joan Of Arc In 1948

Stunning Photos Of Actress Ingrid Bergman As Joan Of Arc In 1948

Joan of Arc is a 1948 American hagiographic epic film directed by Victor Fleming, produced by Walter Wanger and starring Ingrid Bergman as the French war heroine. Continue reading »

Delahaye Type 165: The Most Beautiful French Car Of The 1930s

Delahaye Type 165: The Most Beautiful French Car Of The 1930s

1939 Delahaye Type 165 is viewed by many as the most beautiful French car of the 1930s, only 5 of them were ever made with this one having been fatefully chosen by the French government to represent France at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Continue reading »

87-Year-Old Collector Gathered 110 Fighter Jets In His Chateau In France

87-Year-Old Collector Gathered 110 Fighter Jets In His Chateau In France

The Château de Savigny-lès-Beaune, nestled in the rolling hills of Burgundy’s wine country, is the last place you’d expect to find a fighter plane which once had atomic bombs strapped expectantly under its wings. Continue reading »

Romantic French Postcards From The Early 20th Century

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Taking erotic pictures and then sending them to your partner seems like something people have always managed to do. In the late 19th century and the early 20th though, taking photographs was not that easy, and exchanging “French Postcards” was that time’s sexting. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Aerial Photos Of A Lavender Field In Southern France By Samir Belhamra

Breathtaking Aerial Photos Of A Lavender Field In Southern France By Samir Belhamra

Samir Belhamra is a self-taught photographer and graphic designer who recently visited Valensole, Southern France to take pictures of the beautiful blooming lavender fields and his photos will take your breath away. Continue reading »

The Extending Mini-Skirts In Paris In The Mid-1960s

The Extending Mini-Skirts In Paris In The Mid-1960s
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The miniskirt was introduced in 1965 at the fashion show of French designer André Courreges. He felt that the design of women’s clothes was not keeping up with the modern trends of the 1950s and 1960s and wanted to introduce a look that was modern, streamlined, and easy. His miniskirts were A-line skirts, narrow at the waist and wider at the hem, that ended four inches above the knee. Continue reading »

This French Custom Retro-Futuristic Furniture Made From Classic Car Parts

This French Custom Retro-Futuristic Furniture Made From Classic Car Parts

Most car fanatics prefer to see classic cars kept together and driveable. But for one reason or another, they sometimes end up in junk yards, barns, or abandoned in a field. If you can bear the thought of your favorite classic car being transformed into furniture, then then read on. Otherwise, avert your eyes. Continue reading »

Photographer Morgan Bodet Captures The Cold & Primal Beauty Of French Alps

Photographer Morgan Bodet Captures The Cold & Primal Beauty Of French Alps

Wonderful mountain landscapes by Morgan Bodet, a talented self-taught photographer, and adventurer based in Chamonix Mont Blanc, France. Morgan focuses mainly on outdoors, adventures, and landscape photography. He travels all over Chamonix to capture spectacular adventure landscapes. Continue reading »

“75 Parisiennes”: French Photographer Spends 6 Years Capturing Women In Paris

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"75 Parisiennes": French Photographer Spends 6 Years Capturing Women In Paris

This book in which a selection of 75 photographs are presented, is the outcome of six years of work by the portraitist Baudouin on the women of Paris. The photographs are a tribute to these Parisiennes, whose diversity and complexity have caused rivers of ink to flow. Continue reading »

French Artist Transforms Street Signs Into Working Skateboard

French Artist Transforms Street Signs Into Working Skateboard

Titled ‘Le poteau cédez le passage skateboard’, French artist Benedetto Bufalino (previously) has turned a street signpost on its side before adding wheels and taking it for a ride. By distorting or hijacking the objects that surround us, using design, art or architecture, he offers a reflection – a game – on the functionality of our living environment. Continue reading »

Stunning Three-Dimensional Artworks By Scaf

Stunning Three-Dimensional Artworks By Scaf

French street artist Scaf creates mind-blowing, large-scale 3D illusions and urban interventions. Continue reading »

Beautiful Paris Cityscapes Through The Lens Of The Photographer Tatiana Liccia

Beautiful Paris Cityscapes Through The Lens Of The Photographer Tatiana Liccia

Tatiana Liccia is an artist who started her Instagram account, although it has 19K+ followers, only 2 years ago! Although she has always been passionate about photography, it was only a year and a half ago that she bought her first camera. Continue reading »

Paris Just Before WWII: Stunning Photos Capture Daily Life Of The French Capital In The 1930s

Café, Paris, 1930. (Photo by Alexander Artway)
Paris Just Before WWII: Stunning Photos Capture Daily Life Of The French Capital In The 1930s

After the First World War ended. The French economy boomed from 1921 until the Great Depression reached Paris in 1931. This period, called Les années folles or the “Crazy Years”, saw Paris reestablished as a capital of art, music, literature and cinema. Continue reading »

Amazing Black & White Photographs That Capture Everyday Life Of Paris From The 1930s And Early 1940s

Amazing Black & White Photographs That Capture Everyday Life Of Paris From The 1930s And Early 1940s

Roger Schall (1904-1995) was a renowned French photographer of the 1930s & 1940s. He worked in all photographic disciplines from fashion, portraits, nudes, still life and reportage. From June of 1940 to August 1944, Schall photographed German occupied Paris, hiding his negatives so they wouldn’t be found. Schall also documented post-war Paris and continued working as a photographer into the 1970s. Roger abandoned photography in 1967 and devoted himself to painting and managing his archives, which included nearly 100,000 images. Continue reading »

13 Concepts Showing How The Notre Dame Spire Could Look After Renovations

13 Concepts Showing How The Notre Dame Spire Could Look After Renovations
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On April 15, 2019, one of the most horrific fires of the year broke out when the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris went up in flames. The inferno lasted for around 15 hours as the world watched in terror. The fire completely destroyed the structure’s iconic spire that collapsed hours after the fire was initially noticed. Most of the wood/metal roof of the cathedral was also destroyed, with only about one-third of the roof remaining. The interior of the cathedral didn’t suffer extensive damage thanks to the stone-vaulted ceiling that largely contained the burning roof as it collapsed. Continue reading »

An Instagram Account Dedicated To Learning Basic French Through Beautiful Typography

An Instagram Account Dedicated To Learning Basic French Through Beautiful Typography
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Discover the beauty of the French language! Continue reading »

30 Artists’ Tributes To The Iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral

30 Artists’ Tributes To The Iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral
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On 15 April 2019 around 6:50 p.m., a fire broke out in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. One of the most famous historical buildings, it has a strong value to Parisian and French culture and is one of the most famous buildings in the world with around 13 million tourists every year. After the tragic news about the iconic cathedral burning went viral, many artists showed their respect to the monument by drawing it. Continue reading »