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Candid photography in Paris

Pictures of canal Saint-Martin, île de la Cité, île Saint-Louis, jardin des Tuileries, Montmartre, Notre-Dame, place de la Bastille, place de la Nation, place de la République, place des Vosges, pont des Arts, pont Notre-Dame, quai de l’Horloge, Sacré-Cœur, square du Vert-Galant, the Marais, the Pompidou Center and Village Saint-Paul by photographer David Henry.

My first great love in photography has always been candids, pictures of people, in the street, doing odd, unusual, interesting things and portraits. Since I’ve been living in Paris I’ve been taking much more of the typically pretty “postcard” kind of pictures, suitable for coffee table books since there are so much more to take here and because they sell well, all the better. But street photography is still what holds my interest the most. Regardez cette page en français

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All of these pictures are available as high-resolution TIFF image files and naturally any of these pictures can be converted to black and white. Many others were taken at each photo shoot, so there are plenty of other choices if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for. Photography shoots can also be arranged in Paris and the surrounding regions…

Fire eaters putting on a show in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood at night.

Fire eaters performing on boulevard Saint-Germain during the fête de la Musique

A fire eater performing next to canal Saint-Martin.

A fire eater at a street festival next to the canal Saint-Martin

Waiters and waitresses in the Waiters’ Race running on boulevard Sébastopol.

The Waiters’ Race: The day of fastest service ever

A man dressed as a leprechaun in the Gay Pride parade in Paris.

A participant in the annual Gay Pride parade

Algerian merguez sausage on sale during the Fête de la musique.

Clouds of smoke rising from a barbecue during the Fête de la musique

A street vendor selling merguez sausages on boulevard Saint-Germain at night.

A merguez vendor calms the flames with some water on boulevard Saint-Germain

A young woman with her didgeridoo in front of the Pompidou Center.

Agustina Mosca with her didgeridoo in front of the Pompidou Center

A young woman walking in to the sunset on île de la Cité.

Walking along quai de l’Horloge on île de la Cité

Workers laying down yellow delivery zone lines on rue de la Verrerie.

Laying down parking space lines on rue du roi de Sicile

A man weighing himself in a pharmacy on boulevard Sébastopol.

A man weighing himself in a pharmacy on boulevard Sébastopol

An older woman slamming her fist on a café table while talking on her cellphone on île Saint-Louis.

A woman slamming her fist on the table at the Saint-Régis café

A middle-aged Asian man on pont au Double with a Barbie doll handbag.

A man with a Barbie handbag in front of Notre-Dame

People in a phone booth and at an apartment window talking on the phone on rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève.

Two sets of people having phone conversations on rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève

A man with a purple beard on île de la Cité.

A man with a purple beard in front of Notre-Dame

A homeless man with a huge moustache next to place de la Bastille at night.

Place de la Bastille by night, opposite the Column of July

Seven men men playing pétanque in place de la Nation.

Pétanque players at place de la Nation

Two girls holding hands, walking past a sign indicating the end of a pedestrianized zone on île de la Cité.

An amusing sign near the palais de Justice

An awning above a grocery store with an amusing translation mistake on boulevard de Clichy: Stranger wine.

Stranger wine: A weird translation in Paris

A sign on the back of a police van saying that the vehicle is being towed away because it has a bomb.

A booby-trapped police van behind l’Hôtel de Ville

A two-headed goat in an antique shop window.

A double-headed goat in a shop window on rue Croix-des-Petits-Champs

A dismantled and burned scooter spraypainted gold on boulevard du Montparnasse.

A scorched, dismantled and vandalized scooter on boulevard du Montparnasse

A woman waving while an elderly couple walk by on rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine

A friendly wave on rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine

Two men with a dog on a leash in place de la République.

Canine human communication, place de la République

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Jetlag and culture shock: Read my thoughts on what it is like taking pictures in Paris

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Take a look at the pictures I have taken on trips to Italy

Photography workshops in Paris: Learn the secrets behind these pictures!

Portraits in Paris: with your family, friends and loved ones in the City of Light and the famous monuments of Paris in the background.

See the pictures I took on a trip through Alsace-Lorraine

What does all this new technology mean for photographers? Read my thoughts on digital photography.

Take a look at the pictures I took on a trip through Switzerland

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