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Publié par Jean-Pierre MAFFRE

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Abstraction - Abstraction I’ve always had a great feeling for abstract art and its pure forms that allow imagination to escape. With a camera, looking for them, one can discover some of these forms around us.

Abstractions bovines - Bovine abstraction A complete change of scene in the agricultural world. Blimey !

Abstractions linéaires - Linéar abstractions Whatever the start and the changes brought to the initial subject, let us appreciate the result.

Anciens avions en noir et blanc - Ancient planes in black and white Legendary planes, as one could see them in newspapers at that time or in news seen in movie theaters.

Animaux de la ferme - Animal farms ​In this hectic life one must know when to take a break to behold all these animals.

Apparitions - Apparitions Traces on walls can unveil a world full of imaginary beings.

Architecture d'os - Bones architecture Alive, they scared us. Now, we're fascinated.

Armada de Rouen 2008 - Armada of Rouen The layout of this rigging is outstanding, how on earth do they manage to make sense of these knots ?

Assemblée nationale - Parliament ​The Lassey Hôtel and the Palais Bourbon where the Parliament lies are open, each year, during cultural heritage days. Let's take thé chance to discover their sumptuousness.

Attentats du 13 novembre 2015 de Paris - Terrorist attacks on the evening of 13 Nov 2015 in Paris The horror of the terrorist attacks on the evening of 13 November 2015 in Paris caused several various spontaneous messages gathered at the statue Place de la République.

Attentats du 13 nov 2015 en tags - Graffitis after Terrorist attacks on the evening of 13 Nov 2015 After the terrorist attacks on the evening of 13 November 2015 in Paris, drawings made with chalk conveyed, in a transitroy way, traumas, but also messages of love.

Attentats du 13 novembre 4 mois après - Paris terrorist attacks, four 4 months later Four 4 months after the terrorist attacks on november 13, 2015, the Memory is still very présent on the statue symbol of freedom on "Place de la République in Paris"

Au cœur des fleurs - In the heart of flowers Thanks to its solar look, the heart of flowers carries us in a whirl of colors and scents.

Automne en lumière - Autumn enlightened ​​The tree leaves turning yellow are thrilling at this season.

Automne en noir - Dark autumn ​A black environment shows to its best advantage the beauty of a tree in its natural setting.

Automne et ses arbres - Autumn and its trees The tree is the ultimate symbol of autumn and its fugitive aspects.

Avions du 14 juillet - Planes on the 14th of July An unexpected location away from the Champs-Elysées to take photos of planes that flew over Paris on the 14th of July, in 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Avions personnalisés - Customized planes ​The pilot Will AlwaYs Feel thé need to let on thé plane his uncommon and imaginative mark.

Ballets de Béjart - Bejart ballets Maurice Bejart made significant contribution to the ballet repertoire with his uncommon choregraphy of human bodies.

Ballets du Bolshoï - The Bolchoi Ballet A world-leading school of ballet that delight us with their beautiful outfits and their graceful gestures.

Basilique de Saint Denis - Basilica of Saint Denis ​With silver films and 400 ISO we could hardly take pictures freehand with such a dim light. With a digital camera, I worked with 1600 ISO with a processing in DXO Optics then in Lightroom.

Béjart Roméo et Juliette - Bejart Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, beautifully directed by Maurice Bejart, is an inspiring love story for every great choregraphers.

Blanc sur noir - White on black What connections between tracks left by first men, footprints left by the first man standing on the moon, and these left by contemporary men ?

Botswana : Le jardin d'Eden - Botswana : Garden of Eden A true paradise full of life with wild animals living in the savanna, whose beauty fills us with wonder.

Botswana : Le repas des félins - Botswana : Feline meals In these gardens of Eden, nature parks of Botswana, animals hunt and feed themselves. Please note that some pictures may offend the sensibilities of visitors.

Botswana : Les animaux - Botswana : animals Wild animals are at home in Botswana. Almost 40%  of the country is covered by nature reserves and protected areas.

Botswana : Les oiseaux - Botswana : Birds Nature parks of Botswana are very well protected. Fertile banks from ancient lakes are perfect locations for birds.

Brillances d'avions - Brightness and planes Beautiful camera angle can bring out the most exquisite brightness.

Bulles de ciel - Sky bubbles Moveable and short-lived bubble soap in the sky can only be the stuff dreams are made of.

Calligraphie ? - Calligraphy ? Under our feet, sometimes we can find transitory works created by artists who don't know they are artists.

Catacombes de Paris - Catacombs of Paris The striking appearance of the piled up bones endows The Catacombs of Paris a unique atmosphere.

Chaises de cathédrales – Cathedral chairs ​Ionesco was not the only one to be interested in chairs.

Chaises en vis-à-vis - Chairs facing each other Why chairs couldn't be used to dream and to let us charmed by shadows' magic.

Chevaux de Camargue - Horses from Camargue Since ancient times, horses from Camargue are little riding horses living almost freely in swamps, recognizable with his grey coat.

Ciel de feu - Sky in fire Taking pictures from fireworks details than working on them with Photoshop in order to keep thé essential, à way to renovate an often dealt with subject.

Ciels d’avions - Planes in the sky ​Sun and clouds. Does it make any difference for pictures of planes? It changes everything.

Cœurs de fleurs - Flower hearts When maths hide in the enchanted flower world.

Cœurs de roses - Heart of roses Petals and sepals come wonderfully together in heart of roses.

Cœurs d'orchidées - Orchids' hearts Having a closer look to orchids'hearts, one can admire the mystery of their fascinating beauty.

Collages d'affiches électorales - Billposting ​Humorous billposting during the election campaign in 1974. In the rush, very few billposters have the time to look closely where they stick their posters.

Couleurs de lumières - Light colours Fireworks are always great moments of emotion, thanks to their profusion of colours and sounds. Paris, the 14th of July 2008.

Couleurs du printemps - Spring colours After automn and winter colours glowing green shades illuminate spring.

Curiosités romanes : Les obscenas - Norman curiosities : obscena Norman churches from Gironde and Saintonge strike us with their licentious sculptures named after the latin word "Obscena".

Défilé du 14 juillet 2010 de Paris - Bastille Day Military Parade A glance at the French army, with for example The French Acrobatic Patrol which is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force, the Navy, The French Foreign Legion, as if you were there.

Défilé du 14 juillet 2011 de Paris - Bastille Day Military Parade A glance at the French army, with for example The French Acrobatic Patrol which is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force, the Navy, The French Foreign Legion, as if you were there.

Défilé du 14 juillet 2013 de Paris - Bastille Day Military Parade A glance at the French army, with for example The French Acrobatic Patrol which is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force, the Navy, The French Foreign Legion, as if you were there.

Défilé du 14 juillet 2015 de Paris - Bastille Day Military Parade A glance at the French army, with for example The French Acrobatic Patrol which is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force, the Navy, The French Foreign Legion, as if you were there.

Défilé du 14 juillet 2016 de Paris - Bastille Day Military Parade Maoris warriors from New-Zealand, Dressed in a traditionnal way, with tattooed face, naked torso and feet, wave spears to pay tribute to their ancestors' involvment in the first world war. Paris, 14th of July.

De la brume en Ardèche - Mist in Ardèche region Fog, clouds, sky and mountains softly lead us in the poetic atmosphere found in chinese etchings.

Démontage d'un perchoir improvisé - Disassembly of an improvised perch In Paris, on a crane, have landed. A few months later the crane is gone.

Des gens en images - Pictures of people Taking pictures of unknown people and keep them the way they are is one of the most difficult part.

Dessins de lumières - Light drawings What a thrill to Alter one's pictures to obtain a completely different result.

Dessins de rues dans Paris - Street drawings in Paris Wandering in Paris, I was Lucky to come across these drawings made with chalk by kids. I had to share it with you.

Dessins éphémères - Transitory drawings A black board, chalk sticks and a lot of spontaneousness.

Dessins imaginaires - Imaginary drawings Drawers and painters can interpret a subject as they like. So can we with digital image.

Dessins tagués - Graffitis sketches Hard to be more uncluttered and vivid. In these street drawings, these few lines are enough.

Détails d’avions - Aircraft details One must not hesitate to get closer to the planes to take pictures of details.

Détails d’orchidées - Orchids' détails Orchids, in all their splendour, delight us by the variety of their shapes and colours.

Détails de voitures - Car’s details Pure forms and a good lighting are the preconditions to realize such pictures.

Du temps de l’argentique (1ere partie) - The silver era (part 1) For those who are nostalgic for silver film, Bievres International Photofair has become a must. Every kind of ancien photographic cameras can be found, rare pictures and a chance to take unusual pictures.

Du temps de l'argentique (2eme partie) - The silver era (part 2) For those who are nostalgic for silver film, Bievres International Photofair has become a must. Every kind of ancien photographic cameras can be found, rare pictures and a chance to take unusual pictures.

Eau et terre - Water and earth Water, earth, combination of both bring about striking results. Who could believe the pictures have been taken in marsches around Mont Saint-Michel ?

Ecailles de peinture - Painting flakes When graffiti painting gets old, a common scribble can appear totally different.

Egypte - Egypt Following Ramses and Nefertiti’s footsteps, Egypt keeps on making us dream.

Elans amoureux - Amorous rush What's on these two giraffes' mind ? No one knows, let us just imagine.

Embruns - Sea sprays During enormous tides, waves which shatter on the Saint-Malo pier create beautiful transitory graphisms.

Esquisses de cathédrale - Cathedral sketcheslt It' s hard to find subjects suitable for filters included in image processing softwares. The Rouen cathedral is perfect for it.

Féérie pyrotechnique - Pyrotechnic enchantment The magnificent fireworks of Saint Cloud adds further to the traditional fireworks held on the 14th of July, Bastille Day. A must !

Fête des lumières de Lyon - The Lyon festival of lights The Festival of Lights, 2011 edition offered us a dazzling show thanks to its beautiful light effects.

Feu d'artifice du 14 juillet 2009 - 14th July 2009 fireworks celebration In 2009 the Eiffel tower turned 120 years old. The fireworks show in Paris held on the 14th of July celebrated the anniversary of the Eiffel tower.

Feu d'artifice du 14 juillet 2015 - 14th of July 2015 fireworks Paris chose the Eiffel tower, same location that was chosen in 2000, for the traditionnal 14th of july fireworks. Hard to find a better place.

Feu d'artifice du 14 juillet 2020 - July 14, 2020 firework in Paris In Paris, let us admire from afar the firework on July 14, 2020, which was let off without audience due to the Covid-19 pandemy.

Feuillages au printemps - Spring foliage Sun, greenery enlightened by direct lighting or backlighting idealise trees, during a beautiful spring daytime.

Feuillages en rêves - Dreamy foliage Photoshop filters ? Not at all, just foliage through a window.

Feuillages imaginaires - Imaginary foliage Autumn is not the only one that get greenery into a multitude of colours.

Feuillages sur l'eau - Foliage on water Seen from below, trees foliage floating on water turning into surprising patterns.

Feuilles d'automne - Autumnal leaves The street Under the pouring rain, just like an imaginary patchwork.

Filtres optiques - Optical filters There was a life before Photoshop. A silver film and fibre optics put in front of the lens did the trick.

Flamants roses - Pink flamingos How many feathers ! ​​Moulin rouge, Folies bergères, Lido ? ​​Wrong guess : flamingos.

Flâner dans Venise - Taking a stroll in Venise Taking a stroll in Venise offers an opportunity to avoid the postcards settings and taking pictures of unexpected aspects of this city.

Fleurs de jardin - Garden flowers Thanks a lot to all the anonymous gardeners who make our life more beautiful, with their passion for nature beautiful things.

Formes et brillances - Shapes and shine Close ups are a good way to forget what things are, just turning objects into abstract ​paintings.

Frelons - Hornets What does a photographer who has been stung by a hornet ? Taking revenge by taking pictures.

Giverny et ses nymphéas - Giverny and its waterlilies In Giverny, it's like entering a painting of Claude Monet, it can be explored and every details can be photographed.

Grands singes - Big monkeys Big monkeys can be admired and seen closely at the zoo of Beauval.

Graphismes d’automne - Autumn style Trees without most of their leaves draw a striking and transitory style on a pearly white sky.

Graphismes d'écorces - Bark graphisms Under the shining sun, barks from plane tree trunks give form to patterns that look like a jigsaw puzzle.

Graphismes de fleurs - Flower style Up to what point does the the sublime beauty go ?

Graphismes de roses - Roses graphisms By getting close to heart of roses, one can discover flawlesse patterns and lines.

Graphismes de rues - Street graphisms Although one should be cautious looking to the the right and to the left when crossing a street, nothing should stop us, when it's possible to look down on the ground.

Graphismes de trottoirs - Pavement graphisms There is no doubt about it, one just has to go for it to enter the dream.

Graphismes d’Hermione - Hermione style Mast, mizzen, foremast and bowsprit, with their stunning style, bring back to life old sailing world.

Graphismes d’orchidées - Orchids graphisms With shapes halfway between reality and mystery one can almost forget it's all about flowers.

Graphismes éphémères - Fleeting drawing style Under the influence of the wind, water always shifting creates beautiful style.

Graphismes moirés - Shimmering graphisms Seen through a fabric, sparkling shapes draws a dreamlike world, thanks to transparency.

Graphismes urbains - Urban graphisms Bringing together black and white, lines and shapes in the evening light
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Gris argentés - Silver-coloured grey Stunning effects of shapes and lights halfway between tangible and abstraction.

Gris d'ardoises - Grey slates Roofs made from slates hold beautiful graphic surprises in store.

Gris de félins - Feline grey Nature in colour, yes. But often black and white allow to feel the ultimate beauty of the animal kingdom.

Gris de Rafale - Rafale grey At the Ferté-Alais airshow in 2019, the Rafale, jewel of the french aeronautic, evolves in grey tones in a grey sky.

Gris marine - Marine grey The 2019 Rouen Armada has known some short episodes of rare intensity, a real chance to take for a photographer.

Gris souris - Grey mouse When a mouse meets the mouse scroll wheel of a computer.

Herbier de famille - Family herbarium Attics always shelter a part of our Family history. With Photoshop, how can one resist adding à personnal touch ?

Hôtel de Crillon - Hôtel de Crillon Before its complete renovation to meet the demanded level of contemporary luxury hotel business, the luxury five-star Hotel de Crillon opened its gates. A unique opportunity to gaze upon this jewell before the scattering of its furniture in auction.

Impressions fugitives - Transitory impressions Night and day, light plays with water waving.

Inondations de Saintes - Flood in Saintes (southern France) La Charente, a seemingly peaceful river with its trips on barges or on boats from the tourism office can be quite terrifying especially during a memorable flood in winter 1982.

Je suis Charlie - I am Charlie What can be added to what's already said and written? I can express with my langage : image.

Je suis Charlie en tags - Tagging "Je suis Charlie" Some ephemeral marks remain from the demonstration "Je suis Charlie", in Paris, place de la République. They deserve not to vanish completely.

Je suis Charlie (version en noir et blanc) - I am Charlie (black and white version) What can be added to what's already said and written? I can express with my langage : image.

La crue de la Seine en 2016 (1ere partie) - Rise in the water level in 2016 (part one) An unusual discovery of the river Seine and its embankments between the Bercy bridge and the « Pont neuf ».

La crue de la Seine en 2016 (2eme partie) - Rise in the water level in 2016 (part two) An unusual discovery of the river Seine and its embankments between the « Pont neuf » and the Eiffel tower.

La crue de la Seine en 2018 - The river Seine in Paris : The rise in the water level in 2018 A nocturnal and poetic walk in Paris between the bridge "Sully" and the bridge "Alma"

La fête à Macron - "La fête à Macron" "La fête à Macron" is the name given by the organisers of the demonstration that took place in Paris on 5th May 2018 in a festive atmosphère between Opera square and Bastille.

La fête à Macron en noir et blanc - "La fête à Macron" in black and white How to fight against the pleasure of going back to black and white style, just like when I was starting out.

La Halle Frayssinet - "Freyssinet" covered market ​Located in Paris, the "Freyssinet" covered market, an old building for Austerlitz railway station was built in the 1920'. Important rehabilitation work are ongoing, as you can see by having a look at these photographs taken in 2015.

Langues de félins - Feline tongues It 's unpolite to stick one's tongue, unless you're a féline.

Le canal Saint-Martin en travaux - Ongoing work regarding the Saint-Martin Canal Paris, 2016, the big cleaning up of the Saint-Martin Canal bring to light remains fromdaily life objects, buried under mud. A new form of art ?

Le cheval en détails - Details horses How to resist the pleasure of photographing horses, seen as men's noblest conquest ?

L'éclipse de lune du 21 janvier 2019 - Eclipse of the moon on the 20th of January 2019 When earth is located between the sun and the moon in a perfect alignment, who dares to say the earth is flat ?

Le Grand Meaulnes - The Lost Estate Who never imagined the scenery where The Grand Meaulnes’s story takes place ? The author drew his inspiration from several locations. Here are the pictures. Thanks to Daniel Soupizet who guided me all along the reportage in 1982.

Le Grand Meaulnes sépia - "Le Grand Meaulnes" sepia To get closer to the atmosphere of the "Grand Meaulnes" era, there is nothing like images in black and white turned into sepia.

Le mont Saint Michel - Mont Saint-Michel Between Normandy and Brittany is located the "the beauty of the Occident", a gothic benedictine abbey, dedicated to Archangel Saint Michel, overlooking the village surrounded by ramparts.

Le Papa, la Maman et le Bébé Quelle chance d'avoir pu assister à ces moments de tendresse et d'innocence.

Le Rafale - The Rafale A wonderful cutting-edge technology, thanks to the gathering at the Ferté Alais for bringing out such a beautiful show.

Les arbres en hiver - Wintertime trees Blue sky conduces us to gaze upon the uncluttered shapes of the branches of the trees with no longer leaves on it.

Les Buttes Chaumont sous la neige (1ère partie) - The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont under the snow (part one) In the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, in Paris, snow creates unexpected graphisms and unveils an other world of idealised and transitory beauty. Feb 2018.

Les Buttes Chaumont sous la neige (2ème partie) - The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont under the snow (part two) In the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, in Paris, snow creates unexpected graphisms and unveils an other world of idealised and transitory beauty. Feb 2018.

Les chutes Victoria - Victoria falls Natural wonders from the Unesco world heritage list, Victoria falls are located between Zimbabwe and Zambia. They flow into waterfalls, 1700 meters wide by 108 meters height.

Les découpés du 19eme - The cut person of the 19th district A testimony of a battle won in 2012 by tenants against housing speculation.

Les Halles de Baltard - The Halles of Baltard Les Halles was the traditional central market of Paris, named the "belly of Paris" by Emile Zola. A great story that ended up very badly, with a complete destruction.

Les Halles et le Forum - Les Halles and the Forum For several years, the site of the markets was an enormous open pit, nicknamed "le trou des Halles" (“trou” meaning hole). The site became the point of convergence of the RER, a network of new express underground lines.

Les Halles en 2010 - The Halles in 2010 The Halles’s story is not over yet ! the construction of the canopy is about to come...

Les Halles et la Canopée 2012 - Les Halles and the canopy 2012 Before the canopy’s construction, let’s enjoy the fugitive vision of the demolition site. It goes back the eighties. To be continued…

Les Halles et la Canopée 2013 - Les Halles and the canopy 2013 The canopy and its web of metallic beams is slowly appearing. A colossal construction work. To be continued…

Les Halles et la Canopée 2014 - Les Halles and the canopy 2014 The construction is progressing at a great pace. in à year or two, it will be completed.

Les Halles et la Canopée 2015 - Les Halles and the canopy 2015 One more year to go to see the end of the big construction work. The canopy is getting closer and closer to its definitve shape.

Les Halles et la Canopée 2016 - Les Halles and the canopy 2016 The construction work is over, the canopy opens in april 2016.

Les Halles et la Canopée 2017 - Les Halles and the canopy 2017 The canopy once finished, its garden is beginning to take shape.

Les Halles et la Canopée 2018 - Les Halles and the canopy 2018 From 1978 to 2018, almost half a century of taking pictures of the Halles from Baltard, their destruction and the building of the Forum des Halles and the canopy.

Les lendemains du 1er mai 2018 - The day after May day 2018 Places seen in Paris on the second of May near the Austerlitz railway station after the demonstration of May day, knowing that we are not here to take sides but to testify.

Les Tuileries sous la pluie - Tuileries in the rain This so poetical rain changes in nature in the rain and in the softness of evening light.

Lumières argentées - Silver lights The battering of light ans colour of a fireworks easily gets along with the sober aspect of black and white photography.

Lumières au Père Lachaise - LIghts at the "Père Lachaise" cemetery Thanks to light effects, the most remote places of this parisian cemetery unveil their mysteries.

Lumières au printemps - Springtime lights How wonderful to admire tree leaves playing under the mild and sunny spring !

Lumières d'eaux - Water lights Water, light and colors display a magical and ephemeral spectacle.

Lumières de cathédrales - Cathedral lights ​From the cathedral to the smallest church, each building offers, a changing palette of colours according to period of time.

Lumières de Chartres - Lights of Chartres The stained glass of Chartres cathedral are well known and yet all we have to do is looking down to discover other wonders such as the paving and the labyrinth.

Lumières de jardins - Light in gardens Trees filter sunlights and restore them as spotlights give us lighting that can be obtained in the studio.

Lumières de tilleuls - Lime lights ​What an astonishing sight, to gaze at light in the summer foliage of a one-hundred year old lime.

Lumières de tilleuls en noir et blanc - Black and white lime trees lights How could we resist to black AND white Flawlessness AND sobriety.

Lumières éphémères - Fleeting lights Under the sun, a small watercourse can suddenly look like a watercolour.

Lumières évanescentes - Evanescent lights As you probably have noticed, I'm fascinated by light effects. Also by Photoshop.

Lumières fugitives - Fleeting lights ​The ideal recipe to get striking bright effects? spotlights and smoke bombs.

Lumières minimales - Miniml lights Light, glass and metal are concrete but you can make abstraction out of it, with the help of Photoshop.

Lumières photographiées - Photographed lights At the Photo fair in Bièvres, it was a perfect sunny day to play with light.

Lumières tropicales - Tropical lights Plants need sun to grow. To make them beautiful, sun and sun again.

Lumière sur métal - Light on metal C'est tout un univers de formes géométriques baignées de lumière qui s'offre à nous. A whole world of geometrical shapes bathed in light ils unveiled.

Magma - Magma Asphalt, like an inspired graphic designer, surprise us with unexpected material effects.

Maison de Nicéphore Niépce - Nicephore Niépce's House (France) In Saint Loup de Varennes, near Chalon-sur-Saône, Nicéphore Niépce's House is currently run by Pierre-Yves Mahé who organised a private visit to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Photoshop Club.

Ma première exposition - My first exhibition My first photographic exhibition took place in 1972 at the bookshop Privat in Toulouse. Cartier Bresson, Doisneau, Boubat were my masters.

Matière noire - Black patterns Seeweed on a closer look can appear as contemporary art paintings.

Matières évanescentes - Evanescent stuff Go through the looking glass from stuff to dream.

Meeting aérien de la Ferté Alais - Flying meeting of the Ferté Alais, France A must for flying fans. Planes and their layout are first-rate.