The Search

a visual walk by david-emmanuel cohen
During a cold Winter of 2011… (click to enlarge = more interesting)

During a cold Winter of 2011… (click to enlarge = more interesting)

From my window.

From my window.

Red Lisbon

Usually, I don’t like to talk about technique, because I think it ruins the magic. The magic is also in the viewer’s mind: he/she contributes building the story. So when you start throwing technical terms, it stops the story. The reason I’d like to talk about technique this time is because this photo is not digital, it’s film, which I mainly do.
If you have a technical question though, please email me, I’ll be happy to answer you.

Red Lisbon

Usually, I don’t like to talk about technique, because I think it ruins the magic. The magic is also in the viewer’s mind: he/she contributes building the story. So when you start throwing technical terms, it stops the story. The reason I’d like to talk about technique this time is because this photo is not digital, it’s film, which I mainly do. If you have a technical question though, please email me, I’ll be happy to answer you.

Blue roofs

A view through my window in Paris, France.

Blue roofs

A view through my window in Paris, France.

Sidewalk

A dark sun casts a blistering shadow on the sidewalk.

Sidewalk

A dark sun casts a blistering shadow on the sidewalk.

Airports

Paris, Madrid…. I don’t remember what airport was that… but I do remember a story, a trip, and the people I met…

Airports

Paris, Madrid…. I don’t remember what airport was that… but I do remember a story, a trip, and the people I met…

Marseille

I was there last summer. Walking up the hills, alone, while the Sun was setting. I was late, and it’s a long walk from the port. When I arrived, it was too late, and I am quite happy about that.

Marseille

I was there last summer. Walking up the hills, alone, while the Sun was setting. I was late, and it’s a long walk from the port. When I arrived, it was too late, and I am quite happy about that.

January 1st

I was looking around to take some pictures. Nice weather for a ‘January 1st’ in the morning, but grey sky… Then I started looking at my coffee cup, took a little series. Good but not satisfying. Then, I looked inside the cup. And that is what I discovered.

January 1st

I was looking around to take some pictures. Nice weather for a ‘January 1st’ in the morning, but grey sky… Then I started looking at my coffee cup, took a little series. Good but not satisfying. Then, I looked inside the cup. And that is what I discovered.

Ashes

Here, I think this photo is a direct reference to my new drawing project called ‘The Pictures I Didn’t Take' (click). Because I usually don't take this kind of still life. But since I started the drawing project, I focus my eye on things I actually wouldn't take. And now there is a back and forth movement between the pen and the camera, one is feeding the other…

Ashes

Here, I think this photo is a direct reference to my new drawing project called ‘The Pictures I Didn’t Take' (click). Because I usually don't take this kind of still life. But since I started the drawing project, I focus my eye on things I actually wouldn't take. And now there is a back and forth movement between the pen and the camera, one is feeding the other…

Eiffel Tower

I never go by the Eiffel Tower. But it seems that lately, I “have” to go there for some reasons… And I find it very difficult to take a picture of this monument: it has been taken so many times…. So when I am there, I try to find a good angle, but this time, the Sky helped me.

Eiffel Tower

I never go by the Eiffel Tower. But it seems that lately, I “have” to go there for some reasons… And I find it very difficult to take a picture of this monument: it has been taken so many times…. So when I am there, I try to find a good angle, but this time, the Sky helped me.

Self-portrait.

Once in a while, it’s also the photographer’s job to take…. a self-portrait. I have staged one a long time ago, but usually I do it when the conditions are here. I see the picture, and just take it. Just a few shots. Maybe I should stage one soon…

Self-portrait.

Once in a while, it’s also the photographer’s job to take…. a self-portrait. I have staged one a long time ago, but usually I do it when the conditions are here. I see the picture, and just take it. Just a few shots. Maybe I should stage one soon…