Rue Mouffetard bar in Paris black & white photo

Like most photographers into street photography, my inspiration comes from two greats, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Doisneau both from France and whose famous black & white photos were taken in Paris. Whilst I’m under no illusions that my B & W efforts come anywhere near the quality of work by these two champions, I’ve done a few B & W projects and this is from my Paris collection. Rue Mouffetard is a long street in the 5th arrondissement in Paris’s south. If you love food, this is the place to be. Markets, shops, restaurants and bars line this street with some lively characters thrown in. Taken on Ilford XP2 film

Le mouffetard bar on Rue Mouffetard, home to one of Paris's many markets.© 2007 Nick Katin

Le mouffetard bar on Rue Mouffetard, home to one of Paris’s many markets.© 2007 Nick Katin

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The Barber of Bikaner, India photo

In Rajastan there is small town (if any town in India could be considered small) called Bikaner. Its main claim to fame is its many deserted and decaying Havelis (private mansions) that reflect a bygone age of some posterity. They were closed in from the rest of the town and had many a beautiful frescoes. I did a shoot there and managed a few good street shots. This guy was taking a breather between customers.

A barber resting between clients, Bikaner, Rajastan, India © 2009 Nick Katin

A barber resting between clients, Bikaner, Rajastan, India © 2009 Nick Katin

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