1 intro   54 humour
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99 things done
page 54: Humour, laughs and smiles, missed photos.

Some clients even employ me because I am "funny". OK, I can make people laugh and shoot at the right moment.
The "missed" pictures are free!

Je suis un photographe d'humour, et puis je fais de la mode, pub, événementiel, etc. … pour me décontracter


"My work as a portrait photographer is to seduce, entertain and distract". Helmut Newton

"He who lives without craziness is not as wise as he thinks." François de la Rochefoucauld".
I do not take anything seriously, except my sens of humour.

As in the American series, I add laughter between my fun photos.

Laughter that hides an existential crisis?

If you loose one sense, your other senses are enhanced. That's why people with no sense of humour have an increased sense of self-importance.

I think of myself as Soazig de La Moissonière,
the official Président Macron photographer in 2017.


I added Donald Trumpin the back, as satire.






Photography as a weapon. La photographie comme arme. Nikon Assault Rifle Paris 2020.




LUNDI VOUS RESTEREZ CHEZ VOUS, MARDI VOUS RESTEREZ CHEZ VOUS, MERCREDI VOUS RESTEREZ CHEZ VOUS, JEUDI VOUS RESTEREZ CHEZ VOUS, VENDREDI VOUS RESTEREZ CHEZ VOUS, SAMEDI VOUS RESTEREZ CHEZ VOUS, DIMANCHE VOUS RESTEREZ CHEZ VOUS

MONDAY YOU WILL STAY AT HOME, TUESDAY YOU WILL STAY AT HOME, WEDNESDAY YOU WILL STAY AT HOME, THURSADAY YOU WILL STAY AT HOME, FRIDAY YOU WILL STAY AT HOME, SATURDAY YOU WILL STAY AT HOME, SUNDAY YOU WILL STAY AT HOME




Le Miroir du Riséd (Harry Potter) est un miroir qui, selon Albus Dumbledore, montre le "désir le plus profond et le plus désespéré de nos cœurs".
Le nom "Erised" est "désir" épelé à l'envers, comme s'il se reflétait dans un miroir.
Les personnes la plus heureuse du monde se regardent dans le miroir et voient un reflet d'eux, exactement comme ils sont.
The Mirror of Erised (Harry Potter) is a mirror, which, according to Albus Dumbledore, shows the "deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts."
The name "Erised" is "desire" spelled backwards, as if reflected in a mirror.
The happiest person in the world would look in the mirror and see his reflection of them, exactly as he is.




Un dîner presque parfait. A nearly perfect diner.







Prêts à sortir. En France, nous sommes autorisés à sortir une fois par jour max, une heure max dans un rayon de 1 km de son domicile.
Il faut avoir sur soi son attestation de sortie signée et datée et sa carte d'identité. Seuls sont autorisés les déplacements indispensables : achat nourriture, aller au travail, aller chez son médecin.
Les activités sportives même individuelles sont interdites le jour. La distanciation sociale minimum est de 1 m.
Sont fermés les lieux recevant du public : marchés, restaurants, cafés, cinémas, discothèques et commerces jugés "non essentiels".
Sont ouverts les magasins, les pharmacies, les stations-essence, les banques et les bureaux de tabac et de presse. Les contrôles sont stricts et nombreux.
Frédérique et moi-même avons été contrôlés deux fois. L'amende est de 138 €.
Les masques faciaux et les gels hydroalcooliques sont toujours introuvables. Frédérique et moi-même avons obtenu deux masques via l'Église protestante Chinoise. Merci à eux.
Masques de plongée et combi anti peinture sont facultatifs.

 

Ready to go out. In France, we are allowed to go out once a day max, an hour max within a radius of 1 km from your home.
You must have your signed and dated "exit certificate" and your identity card with you. Only essential travel is authorized: purchase of food, going to work for those allowed, going to your doctor.
Even individual sporting activities are prohibited during the day. The minimum social distance is 1 m.
Places open to the public are closed until further notice: markets, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, nightclubs and shops deemed "non-essential".
Shops, pharmacies, gas stations, banks, tobacco and press offices are open. The controls are strict and numerous. Frédérique and I were checked twice.
The fine is € 138. Facial masks and hydroalcoholic gels are still not available. Frédérique and I obtained two masks via the Chinese Protestant Church. Thank you to them.
Scuba masks and anti paint suits are optional.







Since nobody asked, the lens I use is a Sigma 8 mm F3.5 EX DG Fishe-eye lens to accentuate the "confinement" effect,
my apartment is 42 m2 = 460 square feet, I use a Nikon D850 on time lapse mode and Profoto flashes.

Comme personne ne l'a demandé, l'objectif que j'utilise est un objectif Sigma 8 mm F3.5 EX DG Fishe-eye pour accentuer l'effet "confinement",
mon appartement mesure 42 m2 = 460 pieds carrés, j'utilise un Nikon D850 en mode time-lapse et des flashs Profoto.




Nous rêvons de notre prochaine sortie camping




On en a repris pour un mois !. We got another month to go!







Netflix ... Netflix ... Netflix ...


Nous rêvons à notre prochain voyage. We dream of our next trip.




Joyeuses Pâques










I will survive. Gloria Gaynor (1978)

At first I was afraid, I was petrified
.... And I've got all my love to give
And I'll survive. I will survive













Nous avons joué au Burger Quizz, le jeu d'Alain Chabat, avec la lumière qui fait peur.
We played Burger Quizz, Alain Chabat's game show, with the scary light.






Le 02 avril 2020 : A nos amis qui nous manquent.  We miss our friends



Le 01 avril 2020



Le 31 mars 2020




Espoir. Hope.



Le 30 mars 2020




Le 29 mars 2020 La plongée nous manque. We miss our scuba diving.




Le 28 mars 2020 : J+11  Social distancing  - distanciation sociale Port Royal Paris



Le 27 mars 2020




Le 26 mars 2020












Le 25 mars 2020 : Confinement




Le 24 mars 2020 : Où je crois habiter.




Le 24 mars 2020 : Où j'habite vraiment.


Merci à toutes les participantes






I am dreaming of a better world. I photoshopped my courtyard with street art.
Je rêve d'un monde meilleur. J'ai photoshopé ma cour avec du street art.











This picture raises questions:
- Why are French people always fighting?
- Why can't they respect the confinement law?
- Has the French police fined the woman?
- What do they do for the homeless?
- The press will do anything for a buzz.

Cette image soulève des questions :
- Pourquoi les Français se disputent-ils toujours ?
- Pourquoi ne peuvent-ils pas respecter la loi sur le confinement ?
- La police française a-t-elle infligé une amende à la femme ?
- Que font-ils pour les sans-abri ?
- La presse fait tout pour un buzz.






It seems that when we die, we see the images of our life. I have thousands, it should buy me some time.













Le 7 Août 2019

























The real sens of humour is to be able to laugh at yourself.


During a very serious medical convention Genzyme Gaucher Leadership Forum in Milan, Italy
No Christine Vincent, it was not a cyber-conference !








Concert for guitars





Costa Rica, April 2015, Rio Celeste, within the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Great hike through the park’s secondary rain forest. Photo by Frédérique Gorsky. Yes it was raining.




I came, I saw, I photographed.

















Yes, I know that if my logo is in the middle of the photo, it is harder for you to remove.












The custom made soft toy "prisedevue" makes a selfie to show my portable photo equipment. Around $ 60 000 on the table.
Why so much gear? = I shoot many types of photography (architecture, advertising, press, industry, wedding, fashion, still life, underwater, portraits, conventions) and all require different equipment.




OK it was a staged photograph. I think Jamie Harrison took it for me near Juneau Alaska 1986. No I did not break the bridge !







P = programme; S = speed; A = aperture; M= manuel






I think of myself as James Bond !







Space Odyssey 2025: NASA promises 'definitive evidence' of alien life by 2025. Space Odyssey 2025: NASA promises 'definitive evidence' of alien life by 2025. Left to right: Kepler 452b2015, space cowboy Chris Fournier, the CFSS (Chris Fournier Space Station).

Photographed with iPhone 34.




My name is engraved on a plaque deposited on Mars!















Frédérique Gorsky, a wonderfull woman!



Photo by Christian Fournier of Crazy Horse dancer Ursula in 2009, during the heat wave in Paris.




Should I explain? Photoshop can undress women?



































Location scout for my new photo studio.






Au Salon du Chocolat le 1er novembre 2019.
Frédérique Gorsky: - "Honey, we are going to enlarge the kitchen"

Jaws : "We're going to need a bigger boat"





Le 7 Août 2019

Le 25 juillet 2019 :

I have conducted a scientific weather experiment, as Dr Emmett Brown would say, at 1 pm local time at Square de Port Royal 75013 Paris France. No fake news, as they said: the mercury exploded!
In the shade : 42°C, in the sun 52°C, felt : 80 °C !
François Bastien : -"La météo donne la température de l’air. La mesure se fait sous abri à l’ombre. En effet si on place le thermomètre au soleil il indique une température qui dépend de la couleur du thermomètre et de son inclinaison. Alors pourquoi de nombreuses personnes s’obstinent-elles à parler de température au soleil alors que cette notion n’a pas de sens précis ?
C’est évidemment que la notion de température de l’air ne suffit pas à donner une idée de l’impression subjective des échanges de chaleur entre l’extérieur et le corps de l’observateur. Il faudrait au moins ajouter la vitesse du vent et le flux de radiation issu du soleil. De plus la pondération de ces différents éléments est loin d’être évidente. Autrement dit, on ne sait pas, de façon simple et précise, relier les échanges thermiques ressentis subjectivement aux paramètres de la météorologie."
Bastien François, né le 21 août 1961 à Paris, est un homme politique et politologue français. Professeur à l'université Panthéon-Sorbonne, il a dirigé de 2010 à 2015 l'UFR de science politique. Membre d'Europe Écologie Les Verts, il a été conseiller régional d'Ile-de-France de mars 2010 à décembre 2015. Depuis 2017, il est président du conseil de surveillance de la Fondation de l'Écologie politique.

 

Le 24 juillet 2019 :


Le Square de Port Royal, là où j'habite, est classe, zen et créatif.


Oui, c’est un Pleyel. Les anciens propriétaires ne se sont même pas donné la peine de téléphoner aux "Rebus encombrants" Beaucoup de riches parisiens sont des salauds.





 

22nd Juily 2019:
Getting ready for my new assignment.


1 Un photographe de 66 ans souffrant du dos et de la prostate
- 2 Casquette anti moustiques "Outdoor Research"
- 3 Sac à dos contenant Nikon D850 + Nikon étanche AW 110, Nikkor 28-300mm, 18-35mm, flash SB 5000, un déclencheur à distance, des filtres polarisants, Swiss Army knife,tout petit pied de poche pour déclencheur à distance et ciel étoilé, sac étanche Sea to Summit" rouge, mini-serviette pour sécher les mains, 6 cartes XQD (dont 4 de 120 Go), 19 cartes SD = 1290 Go total
- 4 Chemise kaki légère "Savane" Craghoppers Nosilife"
- 5 Pantalon kaki "Savane" Aschöffel
- 6 Cape de pluie "Respire" qui couvre le sac à dos et l'appareil devant, Vertical Treklight
- 7 Gourde 1L M Laken
- 8 Guêtres "Made in China"
- 9 Chaussures de marche Lowa Gore-Tex
- 10 Sac de cou étanche pour iPhone "Moco"
- Pochette de cou antivol avec les papiers : passeport avec visa, billets avion, carnet vaccinations, permis conduire, cash, CB, carte Vitale, Carte Nikon Platinium, assurance voyage. Je ne vous dirais pas où elle est
- 11 Boussole Silva
- 12 Nikon D850 de 45 millions de pixels
- 13 Sigma 50-500mm
- 14 Sac étanche souple "Rainsleeve" de OP/Tech USA Plus les autres affaires au camp de base :
Casquette simple, T-shirts amples, chaussettes, caleçons, sandalettes, crème solaire, crème anti moustiques, adaptateurs UK--> fr et multiprises, adaptateur voiture to USB, câble électrique rallonge, Chargeur iPhone autonome et AC, une lampe électrique de poche LED avec pile LR6, Kindle + câble chargement + lunettes de près, médoc Vitamine D, simvastatine, Doxypalu, Imodium, ibuprofène, Doliprane,Tramadol, Urorech, Permixon, Sominex, cortisone, Viagra (joke!) etc. ....- Affaires de toilette, mouchoirs, nettoyeur lunettes, lunettes progressives de rechange, lunettes soleil, accus LR6 rechargeables et pas rechargeables, + chargeur, accus Nikon EL + chargeur, disque dur externe Seagate 4T usb 2 et 3 et lecteurs SD et XQD pour brancher sur l'ordi, 2 lecteurs XQD pour brancher sur l'ordi.


Unfortunately, this job, which was supposed to be a photo safari in an animal park in Tanzania, turned out, at the last minute, to be only a photo shoot to the glory of a rich psychopathic and coward killer who kills wild animals at 2 km distance with a sniper rifle. I had to cancel everything 2 hours before departure.




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18 July 2019: The implants were successful.







07th July 2019:
Photoshop? Genetically modified pigeons? Water color ? Stuffed pigeons? Should I adjust my screen? Too much LSD? Not My Wife?





July 14, 2019: I watched the parade and the fireworks on my TV, this is where we see better!







That's it: I finally bought a drone! The hardest part will obviously be getting overflight permissions. This one has a great video camera that works even in infrared. Very portable, very durable, designed for the most hostile environments, very intuitive handling, no learning required, easy return to the operator, very quiet, video feedback to iPad with super secure communications, automatic target search, 15 kg, the propellers are retractable, the whole thing comes in a small bag of 80mm x 80mm x 400mm, interchangeable battery, autonomous flight or fly-by video, withstands winds of 10 m/s, range of action: 1km, battery endurance: 30 minutes, destruction: omnidirectional fragmentation war head, can destroy an entire building in 0.1 seconds.
It can even serve me for my customers who do not pay on time: this will be their last photo gift.







France is OK

Le feu à Notre Dame a bien plombé l’atmosphère




Le 08 décembre 2018 : Une vision utopique des manifs gilets jaunes.



Le 09 décembre 2018 : LA NOUVELLE EXPOSITION DU MUSÉE DE L'HOMME VOUS EMMÈNE À LA DÉCOUVERTE DE L’HOMME DE NÉANDERTAL, LONGTEMPS CONSIDÉRÉ COMME UNE CRÉATURE PRIMITIVE ET AUJOURD’HUI RECONNU COMME UN HUMAIN À PART ENTIÈRE.


Et on sait maintenant à quoi ils ressemblaient.




Le 15 sept 2018 : Au Musée Aéronautique et Spatial Safran. C'est la vraie moto utilisée dans le tournage du film.
Détourage puis incrustation sur une vieille photo de 1962.




Le célèbre quartier Temple Bar à Dublin.


Au cœur même de Dublin, se dresse le Temple Bar, célèbre quartier haut en couleur connu pour ses nombreux Pubs et restaurants. Considéré autrefois comme un lieu mal famé, Temple Bar fut rénové dans les années 80 pour en faire un lieu multi-culturel à l’ambiance festive et conviviale.
Une dernière croisière ....

Musée du Titanic de Belfast

Le Musée a été inauguré en mars 2012 à l'occasion du centenaire du naufrage du Titanic sur l'ancien chantier Harland & Wolff où a été construit le navire lui-même. Il retrace l’histoire du Titanic de sa conception à Belfast au début des années 1900, sa construction, son lancement, son inauguration jusqu’à son naufrage suite à sa collision avec un iceberg en 1912 dans l'Océan Atlantique qui l'a rendu tristement célèbre dans le monde entier. Une réplique du bateau a été construite présentant quelques cabines de la 1ère classe à la dernière classe ainsi que quelques pièces et salons.









J'ai glissé sur un rocher et me suis cassé une dent à la chaussée des géants, en Irlande.

There he is. Le voici :

L'infirmière a dit que je ressemblais à Steven Hawking.
Le 01 juillet 2018 : Street art in Paris = retour du marché.
Paris Fashion Week is now officially open.

      

Moi-même au centre des gilets jaunes en 1983


La version été : les soutifs jaunes




Be careful, they will also invade our homes!




Regular placebos or fast-acting, extra-strength placebos












Will Paris burn?














The new trend: the nude effet. 17 pieces of clothing to look as if you were nude.



We have fun on Christian Fournier's sets.






Fréderique had also forgotten her keys. I did not let her in. The window was locked anyway.




Major Photoshop retouching: 90° anti-clockwise rotation!



Le décor en trompe-l’œil de Leandro Erlich (Inner city - Paris/Buenos Aires). Un morceau d’immeuble hausmannien couché à l’horizontale sur le parvis, entre les tours de La Défense, tel un décor de cinéma renversé, ça donne envie de jouer au cascadeur sans prendre de risque.



June 29, 2018: 12 days of internet failure: a study from the University of Vienna has proven that ice cream effectively reduces stress and makes you happy!


At the 2018 armament show, I bought myself a Spike SR missile launcher, just in case ...

And to add to my photo bag, special for weddings .
29 Mai 2018 :
A La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, EFFETS SPÉCIAUX
CREVEZ L'ÉCRAN !


Frédérique Gorsky et Christian Fournier se croient avec Jules Vernes.



Bernoulli Principle, states that the speed of a fluid (air, in this case) determines the amount of pressure that a fluid can exert. It explains the lift, one of the four forces of flight and sailing.
Moving air is separated in two flows when encountering an air foil (wing or sail). The top part has a longer path to travel. It reduces it's speed and creates a low pressure.

29 Mai 2018 :
A La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Le Feu.


This is a fake photo: do not call me if your house is on fire.




Je me prends pour un Scottish Lord


Je me prends pour un Sultan


I take myself for an evolved being







23 avril 2017 : le 1er tour des élections présidentielles

Try Fournier.
20 mars 2015 : L'éclipse à Paris !

March 20th 2015: The eclipse in Paris!

Smile folks!

May smiles come back in 2016

OK, the background photo was made in Skagway, Alaska, around 1986, with myself and an inflatable dino.
The forground is from 2015.
"My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain". Helmut Newton



Amazing archeological finds:
- In the old days, 35mm Kodak and Fuji photographic films grew on trees.
- Famous photographer Christian Fournier did die in action around 1988 in the middle of Del Apache Desert, New Mexico, USA.
Photo by Dr Nicole Bordes, then senior science researcher in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.


More amazing archeological finds:
- Famous photographer Christian Fournier was suicidal when separated from above mentioned Dr Nicole Bordes, then senior science researcher in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA, so the previous above mentioned photo could show a murder or an accident or a suicide.
- The rope in the picture suggests that this might have been a set up. So the previous above mentioned photo could habe been a set up too.
- This photo might have been taken by Graham Mitch in the quick sands of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, the country just below USA.

Did not work out in the end!

Finally dead in action, surrounded by his digital tools.

Photo : Laurent Guillaume, merci Laurent.

During a very serious medical convention Genzyme Gaucher Leadership Forum in Milan, Italy
No Christine Vincent, it was not a cyber-conference !


Photographers: the only people who don't get arrested for flashing and exposing in public.

Photobombing in 1984: ruining someone else's portrait. We did it a lot, for friends only, never for passengers. We took propers portraits of the friends also. Jamie Harrison and myself monkeying in the background. Any one remember this great girl posing?



34 years later

I'll never go home now!

Gustave Parking and his motionless speed simulator.

Symphonie Leica M4P à 3 mains

It is said that I look like Emmanuel Macron. Lucky guy.
Yours truly inside a cenote (submerged calcite cave) near Play del Carmen, Yucatan, Mexico. August 2011. Ikelite housing with 8" fish-eye port, Nikkor fish-eye 16mm lens, Sola Light & Motion lights.


Costa Rica, April 2015, Rio Celeste, within the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Great hike through the park’s secondary rain forest. Photo by Frédérique Gorsky. Yes it was raining.

"So glad we went for the cheapest photographer we could find" said no one ever.

I came, I saw, I photographed.






"Who lives without foolishness is not so wise as he believes." François de La Rochefoucauld"

If you think a professional photographer is expensive, let an amateur do it.
Je me prends pour un junky



"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." Henri Cartier-Bresson











This is a woman's lib add. No women were injured during this photo shoot.

Can you Photoshop off that 10 pounds your camera added?

The "fun couple", with Dr Nicole Bordes.

1985: Don't forget I am also an underwater photographer.

2015

Be kind to your photographer, the power of editing is in their hands.


"Careful or blasé sweeping" photograph by Christian Fournier : a work of art may hide another, Musée d'Orsay, February 3rd 2013, during a Q-Med convention. "L'Origine du Monde" or the "origin of the world" is a famous painting of female nude by Gustave Courbet in 1866. It is a 46 x 55 cm oil on canvas, shown in Musée d'Orsay since 1951. The painting represents the sex and belly of a women lying naked on a bed, legs apart and framed so nothing is shown above the breasts or under the tights.


The answer: this guy is wondering whether he prefers my nude on a desert island to Courbet’s.

Or mine? I am talking about the photo.





14 juillet 2015 : une belle nuit étoilée à La Cretouffière, chez Kate et Chris, près de Colombiers-du-Plessis
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5 billon star hotel.


Cheap photography isn't good, my dear, and good photography isn't cheap.


Truth: The "last mile logistics" for the burial of Charles Aznavour

Half shaved, with Carlos Lopez, around 1986
Rocco Siffredi ?


June 17th 2015 : Artistic nude, Homage to Helmut Newton. In cooperation with Pat Denton. At Studio StarCréation, Model Aleksa Slusarchi, Make up Lucky Nguyen, Initiative and casting Pat Denton, Photography, location scouting and post production Christian Fournier.

And a broom.

The Manfrotto column stand (3 000 €) is great for drying old rags.



Guess who is wishing you a happy new year 2009? From Christian and Frédérique!

The custom made soft toy "prisedevue" makes a selfie to show my portable photo equipment. Around $ 60 000 on the table.
Why so much gear? = I shoot many types of photography (architecture, advertising, press, industry, wedding, fashion, still life, underwater, portraits, conventions) and all require different equipment.

The snif.

The portrait of Dorian Gray:
The older the picture, the younger I look!

recto verso



Do not believe everything you think! Only the iPhone is missing!.


iPhone OK


A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away

I said, "a definition ..." It's not the only one, fortunately. Paradoxically, another is: "A pro never misses", but it's wrong.

Evolution.







Le rédacteur en chef de PHOTO chez Filipacchi, Eric Colmet Daage et Antoine Schneck, lors de l'exposition "Leur chien", Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature en 2010
Photo, souvent stylisé PHOTO, est un magazine mensuel français consacré à la photographie édité par le groupe EPMA et fondé en 1967. Le magazine traite de la photographie sous tous ses aspects, du photojournalisme, en passant par la mode, la photo d'art, la technique photographique, l'argentique et le numérique. Les sujets de nu artistique sont souvent mis en avant en couverture.
Photo est créé en 1967 par Daniel Filipacchi, sur une idée du photojournaliste de Paris Match, Walter Carone. Roger Thérond quitte le magazine pour retourner à Paris Match en 1976 et Photo passe sous la responsabilité d’Éric Colmet-Daâge, qui le fait évoluer. Au début des années 1990, Photo est alors le premier magazine à utiliser la PAO et dès 1995, le site internet est lancé. Éric Colmet-Daâge est à la fois directeur de la rédaction, rédacteur en chef, directeur de la rédaction, directeur artistique et webmaster du magazine.
La particularité du magazine, distribué dans 70 pays, est de réaliser plus de la moitié de ses ventes à l'étranger.

Antoine Schneck, né le 27 août 1963 à Suresnes, est un photographe français représenté par la galerie parisienne Berthet-Aittouarès.

As Pat Denton said: "Are you taking to me?"
Eliot the cat. Photo in my studio, repro bench, 21st take.


Scary dinosaur hunting in Skagway Alaska. Photo : Doug Plews. Of course it is a fake .... gun.
OK, inspired by "Jurassic Park! "!

 


Smile !

The background photo is also from me.

Laurent Gerra, né le 29 décembre 1967 à Mézériat (Ain) est un imitateur, humoriste, comédien et scénariste français. Il s'est rendu célèbre par ses imitations ironiques de personnalités politiques et de célébrités du spectacle et de la télévision.

When your hair matches the environment!




OK it was a staged photograph. I think Jamie Harrison took it for me near Juneau Alaska 1986. No I did not break the bridge !

The foetus and the egg, which one came first?
Me in Monte Carlo

I buy half price lenses.
 
Frédérique et moi-même faisons partie de la gigantesque fresque/vidéo. Pouvez-vous nous trouver ?

JR x TIME = GUN CONTROL
The Gun Chronicles: A story of America


In association with a special edition of TIME Magazine, artist JR (JR Artist) seeks to facilitate an unbiased and honest conversation about gun control from all sides of the debate through a traveling exhibition, the last stop of which will be at the Dallas Museum of Art. A mural will be presented that combines his portraits of hundreds of individuals, giving a face to the full and complex spectrum of views on guns in America.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
It’s a truly American story: 325 million people, more than 265 million guns, 35,000 deaths a year, and one 227-year-old constitutional right. To move beyond the familiar, TIME partnered with JR, an artist and photographer known for documenting social issues. In three US cities profoundly affected by guns—Dallas, St. Louis, and Washington, DC—we invited people to share their views, describe their experiences, and search for common ground. We met hunters and activists, teachers and police officers, parents and children. JR photographed 245 people to create this mural for TIME’s November 5, 2018, cover.

THE LIVE MURAL
JR and his team have created a live mural of each person featured in the project.

Individuals were filmed in slow motion interacting with someone else in the mural, creating a living artwork that vividly depicts the issue. Each side of the issue is represented by individuals and groups sharing their stories and visual interactions.

On a broader level, the live mural will be projected all around the country and will be made available to the public to use as a tool for gathering communities and creating meaningful dialogue.

Learn more about the event here: time.com/Guns-in-America 




Wth a little hand from my friends
The photographer/fashion model/George Clooney look alike, Christian Fournier, is preparing to pose for an exited crowd during the Paris Fashion Week of October 2015.
Christian Fournier shows his fantastic photographer's outfit: black pants, black T-shirt embroidered with the famous logo "prisedevue.photos" and his extraordinary jacket, also black, also embroidered with the logo, fitted with numerous pockets to accommodate various lenses, batteries and power packs. On this jacket is sawn a harness which allows the weight of the luxurious but heavy Nikon D4 and its lens and a flashgun, to be redistributed from the fragile vertebrae to the strong shoulders of the star of photo creation.
Thanks to his experience in pedagogy (he started as a maths teacher) the star of photo creation teaches mannequins to walk on a catwalk. Beside, just like electrons in quantum mechanics (which Christian Fournier shrives in), this incredible photographer can be in different places at the same time, as his clients constantly ask him.
This amazing photo, make by Christian Fournier himself on a time-lapse, captured the phenomena, a major breakthrough in quantum mechanics and in photography.




Of course I fell in, you idiot! I do my own stunts.

A l'embouchure de l'Amazone. Le piranha est mort.



Which came out first?

P = programm; S = Speed priority; A = Aperture priority; M= manual

The egg and the chicken, follow up on the foetus and the egg (see earlier).


Alaska, 1986.

Avec Frédérique Gorsky, une fille formidable.


Je me prends pour Superman.

Je me prends pour James Bond !

Le "fun couple" avec Dr Nicole Bordes, avant les "DesChiens" !


“A photograph is a click away. A good photograph is a thousand clicks away and a better one, a million clicks away.” Kowtham Kumar K.

The missing half of "Gusty"
Ref Douglas Adams


The quickest way to make money at photography is to sell your camera.


"The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with a photograph of herself". - Elizabeth Metcalf
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Photography getting out of my years!



L Space Odyssey 2025: NASA promises 'definitive evidence' of alien life by 2025. Space Odyssey 2025: NASA promises 'definitive evidence' of alien life by 2025. Left to right: Kepler 452b2015, space cowboy Chris Fournier, the CFSS (Chris Fournier Space Station).

Photographed with iPhone 34.

Frédérique and I will go to take off the Atlas V 401 rocket, en route to the planet Mars, in California in May 2018! Our names are engraved on a plaque deposited on Mars!

Boxed photographer!

I think good photos are like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good.”

12 juin 2015 : GMF Vie : Team Building au Cirque Micheletty


During a anti-gay demontration in Paris.


Le 27 avril 2019 : À l’occasion de l’exposition COUP DE FOUDRE à l’espace Fondation EDF à Paris, Fabrice Hyber et Nathalie Talec, devenus HyberTalec, un duo électrique et sans gêne, proposent une traversée déchainée des émotions. L’énergie du coup de foudre se décline sous la forme d’une rencontre effervescente entre les artistes et les visiteurs, dans un parcours d’expériences émotionnelles et artistiques.



Make photos, not excuses.

Don't ever sleep on an ant trail!



House support!

Look Ma, no hands! Music by Pink Floyd.

Frédérique Gorsky, a fantastic woman!

"“The single most important component of a camera is the 2 inches behind it.” – Ansel Adams


3 grown ups waiting for a wave!

Camouflage photography.

“A photograph is a click away. A good photograph is a thousand clicks away and a better one, a million clicks away.” Kowtham Kumar K

Photographer (n. fuh-tog-ruh-fer)= an organism that thrives on caffeine and adventure.


Photo by Christian Fournier of Crazy Horse dancer Ursula in 2009, during the heat wave in Paris.


Cameras make magic

Should I explain? Photoshop can undress women?

Me, vintage ?
I went around the sun 63 times.


"The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with a photograph of herself". - Elizabeth Metcalf"




Quand quelqu'un me prend en photo, je suis souvent flou.



La célèbre Marketa à Paris par Christian Fournier, hommage à Helmut Newton en juin 2004. Modèle : Marketa, Maquillage : Chantal, Stylisme : Maylis, Décors : Galerie Pascal Vanhoecke, Assistante : Isabelle; Production, Photographie et infographie : Christian Fournier; Sac argent : Lady Dior; Bijoux : Dior; Lingerie Andres Sarda et Carine Gilson; Chaussures : Christian Louboutin; Gants : Helion; Sac vernis noir : collection vintage Maylis; Fourrures : collection vintage Maylis



She works for Prada!


Johnny Depp doesn't stand a chance because …

21st November 2012: Lisa in a small studio.
God created women, apples, clothes, bombs, photographers. In which order?




My workbench.




This is the S/S Veracruz darkroom, circa 1981, before a printing session.
This photo is dark, which is to be expected, as it’s a dark room.

This is the S/S Veracruz darkroom, circa 1981, after a printing session.
OK, this was a set up just for fun. In reality it was much worse than this.



I see myself in Douglas Adams.


In 2016, I went to pay my respects on Douglas Adams grave in Highgate Cemetery, near London. Like Zaphod Beeblebrox, I think my third arm suits me.

Zaphod Beeblebrox, President of the Galaxy. Well, just this guy, you know...
"Zaphod Beeblebrox, adventurer, ex-hippy, bon vivant, (crook? Most likely), self-taught personal promoter, terribly bad at relationship, often considered completely "absent for lunch ". (From "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Complete Trilogy of the Five (English Edition)" by Douglas Adams)
"One of the major difficulties Trillian (his girlfriend, a scientist) encountered in his relationship with Zaphod was to discern:
- If he pretended to be stupid just to surprise others,
- If he pretended to be stupid because he did not want to get tired thinking and wanted someone else to do it.
- If he pretended to be very stupid to hide that he did not understand anything.
He was known to be incredibly intelligent and was clearly - but not all the time, which obviously worried him, hence his simulations.
He preferred people to be puzzled rather than contemptuous. This seemed to Trillian really stupid, but she could not discuss it anymore.







Dans les rues de Shanghai, Nicole habillée en princesse chinoise, Alain Weiller le musicien habillé en pirate et moi-même, habillé en Mao jouons au badminton. Photo prise par Anne - Lize, la chanteuse.
Les chinois nous regardent avec surprise, car ils n'ont que le ping-pong là-bas.


International visual marketing survey by Christian Fournier.
Which one is your favourite image? - The pretty girl? - The old drunk? - The cute kitten?







The Fake News from Paris Port Royal: a large bag of "Daim" from Ikea has been found nearly intact in a brand new trash can in a photo studio, apparently it has been there almost a week !
Ikea states that it is impossible and police says : “they are all liars at Port Royal".
Ikea paid Nasa for a test onboard the ISS in zero gravity: the "daims" disappeared in less than 24H. American, Russian and Chinese astronauts say they do not understand the phenomenon. An optical anomaly, like internal reflexions inside the port holes, scientists say, made brown stains to appear on the cosmonauts lips. Interviewed, Thomas Pesquet, who lived for 6 months in the ISS, refuses to comment. Hubert Reeves, stated that the entire trilogy of the 5 books by Douglas Adams should be reread with care for an explanation.
The French magazine "Que choisir" asked Dr Michel Cymes for a profond study on the hallucinogenic properties of "Daims".
The Mossad suggested that the American army asks the most powerful computer on earth, Sunway TaihuLight, which possesses 10,65 millions cores with a power of more than 93 petaflops per second, which has just been delivered in absolute secret by China for Donald Trump, who says he made a mistake, he just wanted to order hamburgers on Internet at Mac Do.
Sunway TaihuLight has been assembled by 25 000 Korean children, in one month and 12 days, in semi darkness, no wifi, to keep the secret. After several nanoseconds of reflexion, Sunway TaihuLight answered : 42. Hubert Reeves asked the Koreans, if the month's works was 30 or 31 days. Under torture by Xi Jinping, Hubert Reeves confessed that 30 + 12 = 42.
Text by Christian Fournier www.prisedevue.photos






A true sens of humour is to be able to laugh at one's self







The Voyager Golden Records are two phonograph records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. The records contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them. Those records are considered as a sort of a time capsule.
Although neither Voyager spacecraft is heading toward any particular star, Voyager 1 will pass within 1.6 light-years distance of the star Gliese 445, currently in the constellation Camelopardalis, in about 40,000 years.
Carl Sagan noted that "The spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations in interstellar space, but the launching of this 'bottle' into the cosmic 'ocean' says something very hopeful about life on this planet."








Is it better to die with your dreams or your memories?


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I covered the D-Day commemorations on June 4, 2014 in Normandy.
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I am heading toward the prison!






Au salon Heavent le 27 novembre 2018






Vaut - il mieux mourir avec ses rêves ou avec ses souvenirs ?


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J'ai couvert les commémorations de D-Day le 4 juin 2014 en Normandie.
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