March 23rd, 2015 by Danielle Voirin
Sunday nights at the Coolin were a treat.
Like the ritual of a Sunday night dinner with family.
Ellen Berge Birath showing her affection for Paddy Sherlock.
Once it’s renovated, it’ll be a dead space on Sunday nights, an Apple store on other days. Fabulous. We totally need another Apple store. I’ll probably never walk through those doors again. Nothing against Apple (I’m typing on a Mac, it’s my most important tool after my camera) but I buy online. You see one Apple store, you’ve seen them all. And the Coolin was just an Irish pub, but it wasn’t like any I’d known before.
Thomas Join-Lambert, Marten Ingle, and Ellen Birath.
The good news is the beat goes on, and the wonderfully talented people who created this special place, and their family of fans will continue in another neighborhood across the river and into the 8th.
These photos are from Saturday, March 21st,
the last gig at the Coolin. Marché St. Germain, Paris.
Additional photos of the mayhem can be found here.
Dancers behind the stage, between Marten Ingle and Yoshito Kiyono.
February 13th, 2015 by Danielle Voirin
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.
Relationships are complex, fascinating,
beautiful intersections of two universes.
Here’s a photo of one.
January 20th, 2015 by Danielle Voirin
After looking through many photos, including ones from the protests in Paris, I decided on a photo for my New Year’s greeting that spoke to me of innocence, exploration, passage, sharing, quiet companionship. It was taken over the summer in the south of France. I saw those kids coming and wanted to get the shot before the adults behind them entered the picture. I like to imagine them traveling alone, in one of those magical children’s’ stories where there is almost always flying. There’s something Peter Pan or Christopher Robin in that boy’s profile.
January 19th, 2015 by Danielle Voirin
I’m a little late getting out my wishes for this New Year. The momentum I was creating the first week in January took a detour with the Charlie Hebdo story. People being killed down the street from where I live and work, for expressing their ideas, shined a big light on the word “now.”
Sunday, January 10, 2015. Paris “solidarity” march.
Like the little girl in the tutu at the supermarket, happy with herself, at play each moment of the day. Why wait for an “appropriate occasion” to wear that flashy skirt? Why wait until tomorrow to call that grandmother, sister, or father and tell them you were thinking of them, right now, today, for no other special reason, other than they are important to you and you love them?
Do you have something important to say that someone, somewhere should hear? Write it, send it, ship it, say it. Release fear and it uncovers love, they say. I’ve found this to be true.
Place de la République, Paris. January 7, 2015.
January 7th, 2015 by Danielle Voirin
If you’re in Paris, come by Le Brklyn this Saturday night. I’m showing some new and old work in a new way, brought in from the street.
December 18th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
For my 8th birthday someone gave me a diary with a teddy bear on the front. I remember it very well, especially that I didn’t quite understanding what I was supposed to write in it. My first entry began in the 3rd person. Now I know when I received my first camera. I believe it was a Kodak with disc film, it’s the first one I remember using.
December 8th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
For one week only (because I’m soon flying to sweet home Chicago!!), I’m offering a selection of cyanotypes for sale. The perfect Christmas gift!
10 unique prints, signed, numbered and framed. See details and more photos here:
November 17th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
The newest issue of Off The Wall came out last week and two of my photos are inside. Each issue has a focus, and this one, the letter H in the series, is on photographers who are also women.
Pick up a copy, among many great things, there are photos from the early archives of Nan Goldin, interviews with Anne Biroleau & Hélène Giannecchini (on the Alix Cléo Roubaud show at the BNF), with Scarlett Coten and Héloise Gosset, and my favorite, Sabine Weiss who, at the age of 12, used to contact print her pictures “in little wooden frames placed under the sun and fixed with kitchen salt.”
November 10th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
descollages dans le marais, paris.
rue Verlomme / Tournelles
rue de Beauce / Bretagne
November 7th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
I’m testing out the app Guidigo that lets you make a guided tour of just about anything. I created one to collect my recent street work during Mois de la Photo in Paris (The Month of photography, it happens every 2 years in November).
I’ll be adding stops in the coming days, and perhaps some audio. I had some trouble uploading sound, so decided it was a sign I should stick to writing. Let me know what you think!
October 12th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
A photo takes itself, by the Exist sign next to my front door
September 22nd, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
An old, over-looked photo.
Sometimes the discard-pile has fun stuff,
like disco balls.
Disco balls, 2009.
I assembled a potential caption from the scraps
of writing covering half my desk.
August 27th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
I have always loved photographing sculpture, since those first assignments in my Jane Addams Community Center photo class in Chicago. It was during that time that I shot this photo, early one morning on my way to an office job in the Loop.
That typical Chicago winter weather made Richard Serra‘s “Reading Cones” stand out in a way that made me jump out of the car. Had I ever really seen this sculpture before that morning?
I’ve always liked this photo, and have given it as a gift, but this print has spent most of the last decade hidden away in a box. Last week, while hanging photos at home, I needed something vertical to fit a space in my installation and went searching for the one print I knew I had of the Reading Cones, on a soft matte fine art paper.
Now that it’s up there, I love living with it on my wall. It is grounding, regal, quiet and confident. And, it merits being printed bigger than the A4 I modestly permitted it.
Richard Serra’s Reading Cones in Chicago’s Grant Park.
August 24th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
I am getting much inspiration from Odilon Redon today.
Tout se crée par la soumission docile à la venue de l’inconscient.
Everything is created by quietly submitting to the arrival of the unconscious.
- Odilon Redon, 1898
From Disappearances, in Halsnoy, Norway.
July 20th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
I had a great time in Arles this year. Most of us have likely read the reviews by now, and while the “In” festival may have been underwhelming, Arles was, as always, a great place to network and spend time with people I don’t often get to see in person.
And the “off” festival is getting bigger and better every year. This year I decided to continue in Arles, the work I began last October during les Rencontres Photographiques du 10e in Paris.
rue du Grand Couvent
So on most nights, after vernissages, dinners, projections, and parties, I took my broom and bucket out and pasted up my street exhibition in the off-off festival. In the process, I met Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis VI, who were pasting up (with admirable precision) their series Blossom (love it) and watched the evolution of Delphine Henry and her group’s series “Parade,” titled after François Hebel’s name for this years festival. I loved the silent collaboration, placing my work among theirs.
rue de la Calade
rue Docteur Fanton
Close-up on rue Dr Fanton. I love the wall textures and wrinkles
rue des Penitents Bleus
rue des Penitents Bleus, a spot that became more and more full as the week went on
rue de l’Hotel de Ville
rue du Grand Couvent, someone didn’t appreciate this one.
July 12th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
Last night in Arles.
Cheers to those who still dare
The Rencontres festival did not take risks, it largely stuck to the usual suspects,
this is a shout out to the festival-off, and off-off.
July 6th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
It’s the most labor-intensive business card I’ve ever had.
Business cards for Arles this year.
July 4th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
Happy July 4th! Before I go buy some sparklers to put in my tarte citron, I want to share this magazine I just finished making with Blurb (it’s so fun to make a magazine!). You can preview some of the pages below. And if you’re in Arles next week for the festival, you may see some of these photos as you’re walking from café terrace to photo exhibition!
My first magazine
June 30th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
I taped this to the wall across from my desk today. Someone once said this to me because he liked something I wrote.
Note to self: do the work, show up, even if you don’t know what you’re going to say. We all have something to share, even with only one other person. He or she may be waiting for it right now.
June 16th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
Some highlights from day 2…
Antonin Fresson, Quadri-Cor
Yoann Godefroy and singer Kephny Eliacin
Balthazar Regea, from Soma Age
Antoine and Martin Beux, with Jungles Key
Maxime Bureau, with Soma Age
Mac, the funny front man of Funk Me Tender
Beautiful profiles in the crowd, just because
June 14th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
While still processing last week’s classical music fest photos, this weekend I’m photographing Jazz Pas Grave, the 3rd edition of a festival at 59 Rivoli that brings some really fabulous musicians together. Some highlights while I’m waiting for the next concert to start…
Elbi Baueur singing with Radztitone in the opening concert of Jazz Pas Grave III
Antoine Beux playing with Rising Cloud Orchestra
Alessandro Sgobbio improvising
And our energetic team of volunteers passing out the program in sidewalk traffic…
June 8th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
I spent day two of the classical music festival at 59 Rivoli filming and real-time editing the live stream. My ambition was to be photographer and videographer at once, but that really isn’t possible. Taking 25 photos a second on five different cameras, with my 6D around my shoulders, I photographed the screen in front of me. We had placed the cameras better than I was able to place myself. Here are some highlights of the Quoatuor van Kuijk and the Collectif Warning.
Sound check, van Kuijk quartet
Sébastien van Kuijk and his cello, the van Kuijk quartet.
Grégoire Vecchioni and Sébastien van Kuijk , of the van Kuijk quartet
Olivier Stankiewicz, Carmen Lefrançois and Barbara Giepner, of the Collectif Warning
Sound painter Vincent LêQuang, Collectif Warning
Sound painter Vincent LêQuang, Collectif Warning
June 7th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
Yesterday a 3-day classical music festival, which thinks outside of the box of what we might expect “classical” music to be, kicked off at 59 rue de Rivoli in Paris. This is the 3rd edition that I’ve photographed for them. This year two concerts were performed in the St Merri church, and the last concert of the night, Le Cabaret Contemporain, an electronic-dance-classical-move-your-body hybrid, transformed the 59 gallery into a nightclub.
The street performance with Léa Scher, Sabine Rivière and Luise Hakim interacts with curious pedestrian traffic
Le Spat’sonore, 6th floor
Simone Drappier, Le Cabaret Contemporain
During Le Cabaret Contemporain concert
Fabrizio Rat, pianist. Le Cabaret Contemporain
L’itinéraire, St Merri church
Duo Links performs ‘Studi sulla note” in the St Merri church
May 27th, 2014 by Danielle Voirin
I’m always surprised when they live so long. This was the first photo pasted for Les Rencontres Photo du 10e last October. It looks like a tiger has gotten to it, and the title has been removed and replaced with OAK (makes me think of the street artist OakOak? But not his style).
Cité Riverin, Paris.