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Le Chocolatier

The French know a thing or two about food. Chocolate is no exception. Thousands of qualified specialists across the country develop recipes and make their own chocolate products for sale. Continue reading…

Chocolatier Patrice Arbona pouring liquid chocolate from a ladle

Tower of a Thousand Bottles

Well, 1,200 bottles actually. After the festive period of over-excess, this 2.5 metre high representation of alcohol consumption could be an interesting January reminder to anyone who has been struggling with New Year’s drink-less or drink-never resolutions. Continue reading…

Artist Mike Marshall with his Bottle Tower at dusk

Taking Time

Precision of time is a watchmaker’s raison d’être. So I was suprised to be told by Florian Wulleman, l’horloger, during my recent production of his audio portrait, that a minute is not necessarily a minute. And that we are better off relaxing and not clockwatching at all. Continue reading…

Watchmaker Florian Wulleman hangs a clock on the wall

Ultra’s World

Salvador Dali’s muse. One of Andy Warhol’s chosen ‘superstars’. Ultra Violet, now well into her seventies, still has a steely gaze and the considerable charisma that you might expect of her. I took her portrait at the residence in Nice, France. Continue reading…

Portrait of artist Ultra Violet

I Love…

“I love…” How would you complete that sentence? French policemen and women, firemen, soldiers and even one of Monaco’s Royal Guards scratched their heads for ideas before sitting for this series of portraits. Continue reading…

Jean-Michel, policeman, poses in front of the French flag with a sign saying 'J'aime le rouge'