LOVE LETTER TO PARIS.

The photographs in this series represent a trip "home" to revisit the city where I first picked up the camera as a teenager.

I recently made my first visit back to Paris after an almost twenty-five year absence. I was there for ten days in February of 2001. I fell in love with the city that had almost become ghostlike in my memory. Ten days walking the streets of Paris, mostly in the rain, for six or seven hours a day, enraptured.

In July of 2001, I returned to share Paris with my seventeen-year-old daughter. We stayed for four weeks with no agenda or plan other than to live, as much as possible, as Parisians. She brought her camera and her journal, and I brought mine.

What has emerged is a photographic love-letter to Paris and the Parisians. I hope you enjoy it. If you have a history with Paris I hope these images inspire happy nostalgia without too much longing. And if you have never experienced Paris, I hope this love-letter inspires you to take the trip.

(for my statement about black and white photography, see Home page Statement)

"Bird Lady - Paris""Bird Lady - Paris." Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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About the Technique.

The images in the "Love Letter to Paris" series were captured on 35mm Ilford or Kodak black and white film.

I scanned the film and used Adobe Photoshop as my digital "lightroom."

These photographs are printed for exhibition and sale, by the artist, on a seven color, UltraChrome pigment ink, Epson printer. The paper is 100% cotton rag Velvet Fine Art Paper, with an Epson formulated coating.

Research by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. and Epson indicates that we can expect these images to last over 100 years, (indoors, under UV shielded glass or Plexiglas, protected from direct sunlight and excessive moisture or pollutants) without noticeable sign of fading.

"Saint Pierre" Paris
"Saint Paul - Paris." Cafe L'Enoteca, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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"Beaubourg Rain" Paris
"Beaubourg Rain - Paris." Place Pompidou, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Chimneys Paris
"Chimney Pots - Paris." View from "BHV", Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Igor's Fountain - Paris
"Igor's Fountain - Paris." Place Igor Stravinsky, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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"The Chalice - Paris." Pavillon Colbert, Paris, France. (Thank-you Dan Brown.)© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Sunlit Innocents, Paris
"Sunlit Innocents - Paris." Place des Innocents, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Venus & Mars, Paris.
"Venus & Mars - Paris." Left bank street, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Wink, Paris
"Wink - Paris." Store front in the Marais, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Laon Street
"Laon Street" - A day trip from Paris: Laon, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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"Sweeper - Paris." Cleaning the Marais, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Do You Have an Appointment?
"Do You Have an Appointment?" Door, rue du Temple, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Temple du Fruit
"Temple du Fruit - Paris." Right.. Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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"Bikes - Paris." Motorcycles, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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"Beaubourg Reflections." Apartment view, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Lovers and Chairs, Paris
"Lovers & Chairs - Paris." Medici Fountain, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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"Bus - Paris"
"Bus - Paris." Near Place St. Michel, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Series, "Love Letter to Paris"
Mouse-Over Thumbnails for Enlargements and Titles.
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 Saint Mich- Paris
"Saint Mich - Paris." Place St. Michel, Paris, France. © TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Pysche & Eros - Paris.
"Psyche & Eros - Paris." Medici Fountain, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Jeunesse
"La Jeunesse - Paris." Youth, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Chat Perche - paris
"Chat Perche - Paris." Store front, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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LesHalles, Paris.
"Les Halles - Paris." Forum Les Halles, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Minnie - Paris.
"Minnie - Paris." The Marais, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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Shakespeare
"Shakespeare & Co. - Paris." The book store, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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St. Pierre
"Saint Pierre - Paris." Next to Montmartre, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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The Lovers, Paris
"The Lovers - Paris." Medici Fountain, Paris, France.© TeresaNeptune, 2001-2004
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