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~ Phil Moore 3:11pm, 19 December 2006
Sunrise Smiles

I moved to Paris, from England, in August 2006 with the intention of experiencing life in another country, as well as to improve my French. I anticipated being here for at least a year. Will I still be in Paris at the end of 2007?

As well as providing a structure for documenting 2007, I hope that this project will motivate me to make the most of every day: doing things that will not only make my life more fun, but provide something worth looking at for those browsing through this wee archive.

~~~~~~~~~ January .... ~~~~~~~~~ February ... ~~~~~~~~~~~ March ... ~~~~~~~~~~~~ April
01 02 03 04 05 06 07......................01 02 03 04......................01 02 03 04.......................................01
08 09 10 11 12 13 14.....05 06 07 08 09 10 11.....05 06 07 08 09 10 11.....02 03 04 05 06 07 08
15 16 17 18 19 20 21.....12 13 14 15 16 17 18.....12 13 14 15 16 17 18.....09 10 11 12 13 14 15
22 23 24 25 26 27 28.....19 20 21 22 23 24 25.....19 20 21 22 23 24 25.....16 17 18 19 20 21 22
29 30 31............................26 27 28...........................26 27 28 29 30 31...........23 24 25 26 27 28 29

~~~~~~~~~~~~ May .... ~~~~~~~~~~~~ June .... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ July .... ~~~~~~~~~~ August
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21 22 23 24 25 26 27.....18 19 20 21 22 23 24.....16 17 18 19 20 21 22.....20 21 22 23 24 25 26
28 29 30 31......................25 26 27 28 29 30...........23 24 25 26 27 28 29.....27 28 29 30 31...........
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~~~~~~~ September.... ~~~~~~~~~ October .... ~~~~~~~~ November .... ~~~~~~~ December
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03 04 05 06 07 08 09.....08 09 10 11 12 13 14.....05 06 07 08 09 10 11.....03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16.....15 16 17 18 19 20 21.....12 13 14 15 16 17 18.....10 11 12 13 14 15 16
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~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Monday. May 28, 2007

After leaving a bar at 3:30am with new friends from the hostel, and then getting straight on a bus to the airport, catching a 6am flight, landing in Charles-de-Gaulle, and then taking the RER straight to Versailles, Monday was a long, hard day at work, sans-sleep.

But well worth it.
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Tuesday. May 29, 2007

Today's only photo was finishing up the slide film from the weekend. On the way back from the cinema @ Bibliotheque I noticed a single lit window in an office block, with the moon behind it, where someone was working late. I popped out on my bike after having picked up my camera (I really wanted to just finish this film) but when I got back, the guy had decided it was enough for the night.

So instead I just finished the last couple of frames with the Accenture building's contribution to global warming (plenty of illuminated offices there).
Unfortunately, me being bête and all, I stopped my camera down to ISO3200 to get a decent light reading (to then calculate the correct exposure at ISO100) but forgot to take all that into account. So this shot was shot at a sixth of the required exposure. Bums.

Oh the joys of film combined with a sleepy head...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Barcelona is one of my favorite haunts...good stuff in the streets all night long ! Shot on the 27th nice and sharp - catchy...hope you are up on your sleep...but then again someone said "sleep when you die!"...full speed ahead !!

CollardGreens: Oops!
ItinerArts 11 years ago
I miss Barcelona AND Paris... I'm envious.

~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Hells yes - the streets are always alive!
As for the sleep - at no point last week nor this weekend have I had chance to catch up. Not that that's a bad thing ^_^

I must admit, both of those cities have a hold over my heart - hope you manage to remedy the situation!
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Wednesday. May 30, 2007

Julien kindly lent me his D50 for the evening, so I headed over to La Maroquinerie for a Built to Spill gig to chance my blagging my way in as a photographer skills in French :p

Hmmm, it made me really want a DSLR...
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Thursday. May 31, 2007

Drop off the slide film.

Head to Beaubourg.

Check out the Beckett exhibition.

Decide I need to go back, it's that good.
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Friday. June 1, 2007

In the evening, a lush meal at some friends'. They know a Tunisian girl - she cooks well.

Afterwards, bars etc. Walking home at 5am meant that the weekend was not going to be a relaxing one ^_~
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Once you've gone dSLR it's hard to go back.. except for when you want to travel light :)

Nice pictures and journal!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i love your pic of the 31

eelend's 2007
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Thanks! Yeah, I'm finding the many advantages of the DSLR already - although I do miss the click-clunk of the 80's minolta... heheh.

Thanks Eeland - I was just getting off the métro and noticed that some Greeks must have passed through ^_~
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Saturday. June 2, 2007
Everything is Illuminated


After about six months of saving (admittedly, much of that was dipped into to fund snowboarding) I got myself a digital SLR. A Nikon D80 to be precise.

Thank you, in particular Jim & Julien, for all the passing-on of info relating to good deals. It was very much appreciated.

Immediately after buying it (and dropping it off at home to charge) I picked up my skateboard to go down to a little funk concert of a friend, over in the parc de Reuilly.
Sun, friends, music, park - a good welcome to Paris' summer!

This was followed by a pic-nic with some other friends at Cité Universitaire where there was the Fête de la Cité Internationale, which had bands, dancers and a DJ until the wee hours. They'd set up a massive stage there, which gave me the opportunity to test out the new camera ^_^

Another night ending in the (not so early) hours of the following morning.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Finally ! Great ! My wife has a D80 and really likes it. The standard lens (in the box) is a bit light hungry for night work but it seems that you have not let that be a problem! We bought her 50mm f1.4 from ebay for about 200€ (new in the box from hong kong) but f1.8 is available for about 100...as you are in the dark spots a lot I would recommend saving for the 1.4 - incredible depth of field and sucks in the light of even a match lit face.

Bravo on the choice - now let's see what you do with RAW processing !! Bravo...

CollardGreens: Oops!
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Thanks very much for the tips & encouragement!

I've actually got a 50mm 1.8 on it's way (2nd hand) but I think with time I'll upgrade to the 1.4 :) Also a flash and a and a .... ^.^

As for the RAW - I've been putting that off (not least because I've been super busy and so haven't got the time for the post-processing!) but I shall give it a bash soon.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
hey, congratulations!!!!!!
that shot is wonderful
(that light, i love that light)

eelend's 2007
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Thanks Eeland - it was crazy how she was just singled out by the lighting engineer!
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Sunday. June 3, 2007

Having a wee wander, playing with new toys ^.^

In the evening, I was supposed to be going to a jazz thing in a art squat place, but we got there and it wasn't on.
So instead we sat in the parc at Belleville whilst the sun moved further west, and then down to a bar in Belleville.

Inspirational conversations. Just gotta find the time to do all these things...
eelend PRO 11 years ago
nice tatoo

eelend's 2007
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Yeah, it was cool! Really made me want another...
~ Phil Moore Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ~ Phil Moore (member) 11 years ago
Monday. June 4, 2007

After work, I finally got around to seeing An Inconvenient Truth (or, Une vérité qui dérange). Whilst I wasn't a big fan of the production, and numerous shots of Al with his Apple, there were some astonishing figures in there. Some of which I already knew, some of which I didn't.

I hope he succeeds in his quest, and despite the initial reservations of a certain leader, he is at least beginning to "seriously consider" things...

(Is it just me, or with his main objection being with respect to the U.S. economy, would not the most successful way of showing disdain against the policy be to avoid US products?)
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Tuesday. June 5, 2007

Work. Run. Ménage. Mange. Work. Sleep.
~ Phil Moore Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ~ Phil Moore (member) 11 years ago
Wednesday. June 6, 2007
Wine & Work

After work, I worked. But on a wee personal project I'm trying to put together: a portfolio of web-design with more of a view of getting some more on-the-side work. And throwing in some sort of photography portfolio, too.

So I played the graphic designer a bit.

Although I love designing things, alas; I think creativity is not where my skills lie.
~ Phil Moore Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ~ Phil Moore (member) 11 years ago
Thursday. June 7, 2007
Au théâtre

An evening au théâtre - I went to see Eaux Dormantes at théâtre Louis-Jouvet.

I rather enjoyed the play, although my friends weren't keen...

And the lighting was beautiful. I would love to have been there for a dress-rehearsal, in the role of photographer.

How does one get these gigs, I wonder?
(Not by taking blurry, quick snaps like this, I guess...)
eelend PRO 11 years ago
"seriously considering" things sounds scary
but i really hope that they do something for the planet

have a nice weekend, phil

eelend's 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Phil - as I understand it, there are a lot of chances to "understudy" a photog during production practice etc. Keep your ears open...ask...post notes etc. I'll keep an ear open as well (although my hearing is not what it used to be!) How's the D80 feel ??

CollardGreens: Oops!
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
Talk to the director/producer. Of course,it helps if you know someone connected to the production. Nice shot, by the way.

~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
I think the last thing I read the States said that they would probably do something if the big developing nations (India, Brazil, China etc) sign up to the agreements. Funny how they don't mind taking the lead when it comes to securing oil, but won't jump in on climate change until everybody else is already on board... Ho hum.

But on the brighter side of life, I had a fantastic weekend thanks, and I hope you did too!

I shall have to keep my eyes & ears open for that - thanks for the tip.
The D80 feels mighty good, although I haven't had as much opportunity to play as I'd hoped - been super busy recently! So nice to have the freedom of an SLR with the instantaneous feedback of digital :)

I was chatting to an actress friend last weekend, and knowing someone connected seems to be the thing in the acting world! But I shall endeavour to hunt out some people and endeavour to talk to them - thanks :)
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Friday. June 8, 2007

Post-work, a friend arrived to spend the weekend à Paris.

After cooking up some teriyaki beef (yum) we headed out with some folk; although when we arrived they were très bourée. Amusing.
~ Phil Moore Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ~ Phil Moore (member) 11 years ago
Saturday. June 9, 2007

One of the best days I have had in Paris in a while ^_^

We spent the tardy remains of the morning in Belleville, followed by a trip down to the Agnès B gallery to see the East/West Propaganda Project exhibition.
Then over to Parc Floral for the first day of the Paris Jazz Festival (which I'd been looking forward to for a long time!) where Tom & another visiting friend of his joined us.

Following that, disappointingly, the Alice Russell concert was sold-out, but we more than made up for it by finding a fantastic little Moroccan restaurant where we spent about three or four hours, before meeting some folk up for What The Funk.
Whilst wandering up to La Maroquinerie, we noticed something going on down a little side-street, which turned out to be a little light-festival - all the riverains had put on little light shows in their windows or outside their buildings, the street lamps were all turned off, there was a random little black and white film being projected, and many a passage-way lined with candles and tea-lights... It was beautiful.

Leaving the club at 4am and wandering back down to Menilemontant, we stumbled across a random little jazz band playing in the square, which finished the night perfectly.

The more time I spend here, the more I love places like Belleville and Menilemontant - there's so much vivacity.

I know I've said it before, but...

I <3 Paris!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey - It was a really good weekend wasn't it. Sort of like some magic in the air. Nice BW on the bike

CollardGreens: Oops!
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
It was indeed! There seemed to be loads going on, really nice weather, and everything just kind-of worked ^_^
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Sunday. June 10, 2007

Another tardy rise after a late night, but time enough to nip to the market and get all the banter whilst stocking up on incredibly cheap fruit. I love the summer range ^_^

After gorging on melon and mango and strawberries for breakfast, we intended to go to check out the Monumenta exhibition at the Grande Palais, but there was a big queue and not that much time until Anastasia's flight, so instead we wandered down the bank of the Seine and ate ice-cream.
It's a hard life.

After she left, bikes were ridden, I tried to get through a bit more of my book (Crime & Punishment, but in French :-/ Slow going!) and then met up with some more friends and beers were drunk and conversations had.

Another fine day in the city.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
what a hard life, indeed! :)

Going back up to your reply... I mis the ka-cliK! of my pentax SLR too. :)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
what in interesting life you lead!!
; )

~ a picture, a story
educated boot [deleted] 11 years ago
Sunday. June 3, 2007

I know that rider , he's getting pretty good at flat isn't he ?

Sunday. June 10, 2007

You know what I think , I needn't add anything ... Maybe I should plan a little trip back to Paris for 3/4 days and see what could happen ...

I am living a bit through you mate ;-)
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 11 years ago
Congrats on the D80! Excellent choice...I have a few lenses you might want to borrow...just ask CollardGreens... :-)
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Grazie mille! I must admit, I've been enjoying it a lot of late ^_^

June 3: He was nay half bad, but I must admit, I'm not the biggest fan of flatland. He was throwing some shapes though ;)

June 10: Hahahaha, I'm saying nothing. But I fear it might be a fruitless mission matey... Not the one to pursue.
But as for living through me - shut-up. You're the one who's pretty much the pro photographer & working at a BMX company!

Cheers! I already have The Fear of lens-lust...
I was out for the Meetup thing last night and CG kindly lent me a wee strappy thing which was cool. As for glass, I've got a fifty on the way, but after that I'm going to close my eyes, stick my fingers in my ears, and hide my (empty) wallet... ^_^
eelend PRO 11 years ago
you had a great weekend, i see :)

i like the pic of friday the 8th so much
it looks so nostalgic

eelend's 2007
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Thanks :) I was just walking to work and saw it propped up against a wall and thought it looked cool. One of the many reasons I love living here in France - don't think the old miner's houses in Sheffield would have quite the same effect ^_~
Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
And what is it that ellipsis alludes to?

Bikes bikes bikes.
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Monday. June 11, 2007
Sous Surveillance

Putting faces to names. Nice to meet you CollardGreens!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
or looking for faces

eelend's 2007
sunshinecity 11 years ago
hi... just wandering by...

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Que? (I'm a bit slow today...)

sunshinecity 11 years ago
so I need to catch up here.... excuse me for being lazy and not scrolling up to read...
So how is your Parisian adventure going. Have you found a job? What are you up to?

~ a picture, a story
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Hee, no worries.

Paris est magnifique! Je l'adore! I found a job (working as a web-designer/developer) before I moved here, and I'm still going with that for the time being; until I figure out what I (feasibly) want to do with my life. (Easy quoi?!)

Et toi?
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Tuesday. June 12, 2007

After legging it back from work (literally) and knocking up a quick bite to eat, I headed out with Tom-san to watch Tarrantino's latest, Boulevard de la Mort, which I can't seem to say in French without it sounding like "Boulevard de l'amour" - not quite the same!

Really, really enjoyed it. Some of the we're going to make this look like a B-Movie stuff got a bit annoying at times - a little too obvious - but there were some great moments ^_^ And all the little nods to his previous films...

Then we had a beer and I went home to bed. Almost managed to catch up on some sleep. Not quite though.

I want a car so I can do Ship's Mast!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
what's Ship's Mast?

re: "putting faces to names"
... "or looking for faces"


eelend's 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey Phil - Monday was fun and good to meet you as well...Frere has an amazing collection of lenses and all of them will make you drool ! Nice one on the escalator...see you next time.

CollardGreens: Oops!
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
From the Wikipedia entry on 'Car surfing':
"In the 2007 film Grindhouse, Zoe Bell's character in "Death Proof" plays a game called "ship's mast" in which she lies down on the hood of a speeding car, hanging on to belts that had been looped around the car doors."


(and I'm still not sure I get what you mean about the faces! I, too, am suffering from lack of sleep and therefore verrrry slow!)
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Yeah, was fun! Thanks for organising it and playing the host ^_^
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Wednesday. June 13, 2007

After having interviewed someone for the role of a new web-developer (ooh, things are getting serious if I am now the interviewer!) I decided tonight would be the night of chilling a little.

So after a run, and cooking up a feast, followed by all the fruit and making real thé à la menthe, I chatted to my best-friend in Italy, and then did a spot more of the ol' graphic design-y type stuff.

Ooops, there went the early night...
educated boot [deleted] 11 years ago
Wow job is getting really serious mate , props to you. Just don't forget to have fun from time to time . Blah , I can count on youto do so ;-)
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Assez serious I guess, although I still feel it's a bit mickey-mouse ^_~

As for fun, I certainly don't forget that! The time at work has been très hectic (hence the lack of MSN/e-mail etc) but outside of it, it's hella good!

Hope Alsace is treating you well bud.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
ohh someone's on the up and up! Good for you hon!!
I love the escalator shot!!

So you got to meet CollardGreens in person? How cool!
Ever gonna stop by Rome?? i'm show you where I work lol, JK
Yeah my job... uhh, I'm just working right now, not really doing what I'd like, story of my life... LOL I'm a PA for the head of IT and Technologies at a very large lottery company. It's an easy job but I have fun with my co workers so it's all good I guess!
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Yeah, we met with a kind of "you're not the Phil who's on flickr are you?" kinda thing ^_^
As for Rome, no plans for the near future, although I'll let you know if I am; and the same goes for you coming to Paris!
Hopefully heading up a bit further north in Italy, around Lake Garda, to see a friend who's moved there from England.

Here's to not really doing what we'd like! (And in my case, not really knowing exactly what that is...)
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Thursday. June 14, 2007

I was going to pop along to the 24 hours of flickr book tour thingy just to have a look and say hello to some people. A glass of wine turned into several (and a few crème brûlées), the hellos into several more words, and a quick pop along to several hours. Nice to see people again, un nuit sympa.

I then dashed across the city to (be very late for) Paul's birthday, where another beer was had, before just about catching the last métro home.

Another night of little sleep; another day of loving Paris!
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Friday. June 15, 2007
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Saturday. June 16, 2007
Coin Coin

Starting the day with a run felt good. Achey, but good. And then using my bike rather than the métro to run all the little errands... Whoosh.

In the evening Paul et al were having a big barbeque/party to celebrate his birthday, and also act as a leaving do as he's off to Costa Rica (git) for a month.

What to bring to the barbeque? Horse of course! When in France... and all that. My first time trying it. Not bad, but lacking in flavour a little. There's a reason they call the English rosbif ^_^

And then we partied.

Taking the Noctilien home at 5am wearing board-shorts and a wife-beater (beach theme) probably attracted some strange looks.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
haha, this shot is really funny
i can't stop looking at her glasses

eelend's 2007
~ Phil Moore Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ~ Phil Moore (member) 11 years ago
Sunday. June 17, 2007
Il pleut

Some wandering, some writing, some wettening.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey Phil - I like the flickr profile a lot - nice use of bottle to get color. The glasses look good on her - I wouldn't wear them ! And the sunday rain - yes the sunday rain...I slept like a rock !! Good stuff

CollardGreens: Oops!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
what a beautiful journal.

Very nice flickr capture on 14th.. !
June 16 made me laugh. :) Cool glasses!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
nice rain
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Thanks CG! I'd say blind luck on the profile; the goggles were très amusant ^_^ and the rain... ahhh, despite meaning that I couldn't lounge in the sun at the Paris Jazz again I found it strangely satisfying to wander around in!

Thanks very much dude. Means a lot.

Waah, the rain was heavy! But cool :)
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Monday. June 18, 2007

So I had a heavy, late day at work. I figured the best way to remedy the stuffy head would be to head out for a skate. Except I royally suck at skateboarding (I really want my BMX over here...) I nailed my elbow pretty hard on the mini-ramp, so slunk off home after about an hour at the skatepark.

But I still felt like doing something. T'was a lovely evening.

So I headed out on my bike and just rode around the Paris streets. Sadly, I kept missing all the best photo opportunities I saw from the distance; the sun was just too quick laying its head down for the night! This means le poop photo today, but the good memories. Sorry, a bit selfish ^_~

And then my friend invited me around as he was cooking duck.

CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Looks like this was from the pedestrian bridge ? Clouds lately have been super...perhaps that will be a theme at the next meetup...Duck = Good !
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Can't remember exactly where, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't el pedestrian as I was biking around the roads. Perhaps the one just before Musée d'Orsay? Mmmm. Duck.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
mmm duck :)

well, sometimes, we just lose photos
sometimes, it's good enough to look at whatever (sunsets, buildings, people...) and not to shoot, just... enjoy the view, don't you think?

eelend's 2007
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Most definitely. In fact, I'm often quite 'shy' about getting-out my camera and shooting something. And sometimes I know that I simply don't have the ability to capture something in its full splendour, and so would rather keep a memory.
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Tuesday. June 19, 2007

Headed up to the Elysée Montmartre for the third of the RDV Live gigs. This time, I was armed with my D80 and even a wee photo pass. My first gig ^_~
(Although I definitely need a lens with a bigger opening... Uh oh, here begins the lens-lust. CollardGreens/Frere Jacques - don't even mention 1.4 50s!)

The music this time was pretty damn good - I enjoyed it a lot. A lot more metal-y rock than the last one.

I haven't had chance to look through the photos from the gig as I've been leaving my laptop at work this week, and been hella busy in the office. This weekend is going to be a mission!
jelliajamb 11 years ago
just popping in for a first visit- enjoyed your photos and wanted to say I love may31's dishes and june 2's girl especially.
educated boot [deleted] 11 years ago
I hear ya on the camera shy thing , I still have that and I'll probably always, but once I do get it out it's something else.

Hurry up to get those photos processed ;-)
~ Phil Moore Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ~ Phil Moore (member) 11 years ago
Hi Jennie, thank you for coming by and saying hello, and glad you enjoy the pictures.

For real, getting it out is always the hardest part (snigger) - still fighting the 'look like a tourist/pap' thing.

As for the photos, maybe tonight, sinon tomorrow. Busy busy week! (Saying that, you've probably seen the two best ones... Ack.)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
* cough 1.4...
* cough 50...

I am sure you have some from the Fête...no? Great contrast and shadows on the 19...love the veins in his scalp !

* waits patiently for the shots from 21...
CollardGreens: Oops!
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Ack, shhhhhh! The bank is already screaming at me saying "you have no money!" - *must avoid Beaumarchais this weekend*

I got a few from the Fête but was with a bunch of friends earlier in the night and had The Camera Shy, and then went to see a friend's band playing in a bar which had possibly the worst lighting in the world. So although I do have some shots, they are a bit Le Poop.

Look forward to seeing yours!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
EBay...thats where I get most of my stuff now...so far so good. Give it a look. Only got 3 worth posting last night.
Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
love your rain pic !!!
and a lot of the others
just saying hi !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Hmmm, the trouble is the Internet is quite easy to ignore, so when I'm being rational and know that I can't afford it, it's easy to resist. But when you just happen to be walking down the road and there just happens to be one in a shop window...
I'm sure you can imagine ^_~

Will-power is not my strongest point.
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Wednesday. June 20, 2007

Woop, first time I've been climbing for a loooooong time ^_^

Achey achey, boy I'm weak. Definitely need to start getting back into it and regain some strength in my arms!
Glow* 11 years ago
Reading your journal always puts a smile on my face, thanks :-)
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Your photos are inspiration and your diary reminds me of a life i used to have before motherhood. What a fun visit!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I'm not allowed to go to Beaumarche alone !
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Glad to be of service ^_^ Now get back on it with yours dammit - you have some rad photos.

Thanks :) Glad you enjoyed popping by. Although I must admit, I hope I never become a mother, that would be slightly worrying... Heee.
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Thursday. June 21, 2007

Fête de la Musique

An eclectic evening, from the brassy jazz of the 11ème, to the reggae/funk of Jules' band on rue Charonne, with chinese choir on the way to the acoustic rock of Julien's band (above) followed by some French folk in the 3ème, and finishing up with some soul-to-funk-to-drum&bass up near St. Lazare.

And then we headed back down to Bastille and chatted away until 4.30am.
Ooops, work the next day.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Yow...took that at f4.2 ! Great job and steady hands...keep up the good work...
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Alas, that's as big as my current lens goes! But it was ramped right up to ISO1600 - the light in there was terrible.

Mais merci!
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Friday. June 22, 2007
Ne Pas Stationner

My that was a long day. After getting to bed at 4.30am, my alarm kindly woke me at 7am ready for a day at work. *yawn*.

So much for an early night, too. Getting a bit carried away with some design work and then sorting through the photos from the three bands at RDV Live on Tuesday.

How was it suddenly 4am again?
Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Héhé. I can't claim it to be that strenuous - the things that keep me up are all fun and I do by choice :)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Coolio... i dig the Parisian pics!
I must admit, I'm really starting to feel the need for a digital reflex camera... your pics make me jealous! LOL

~ a picture, a story
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Ahh, grazie mille :) It does make life (and taking nice photos) so much easier; but saying that, I still love my film reflex, and even some of my old digital point-and-shoot aren't bad bad - it's only this month I've been using the digital SLR...
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Hehehe. So much more experimenting to be done!

~ a picture, a story
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i read your words and i feel a strange deja vu
that happens to me so (very much) often

eelend's 2007
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Saturday. June 23, 2007
Laver l'amour

So yesterday's late night was followed by a relatively early morning, but that's ok because it means you get to do lots of things :)

A lot of the afternoon was spent wandering around to various galleries, some of which were part of the Parcours Parisien de la Photographie. I might even have a web-design project coming up as a result of one visit ^_^
It was an ace day for two reasons:
1 - walking around Paris is always inspiring
2 - the works themselves were!

I was hoping for that elusive quiet night but I forgot that I was supposed to be entertaining some visiting friends-of-friends (who I'd never met before). So after showing them around some bars, I got home about 4am.


Oh la la.
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Sunday. June 24, 2007

Damn those visiting yanks. They phoned me at 9am and I had to dash to Hotel de Ville to meet them.

But following that, I headed east to meet a girl I met at a party a couple of weeks ago; she showed me around her local market.
After cooking together, and then hanging out for the afternoon, we headed down to Batofar where the Warp Records people were doing a soirée on the quai of the Seine, just outside the boat-cum-club.

And then I returned home. Late again. Rather drunk. Whoops. Getting up for work at 7am would prove to be hard...
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Monday. June 25, 2007
Fête de la Cinéma

Following a hard day at work, I met up with Tom at MK2 to profiter from their 2€ film showings.
We watched the hard-core London to Brighton followed by the rather more laid-back Fragile(s).

An English independent followed by a French block-buster. Shouldn't that be the other way around?...

Bed at 1am.

This tired lark is becoming the norm!
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Tuesday. June 26, 2007
Graf and scratch

We were supposed to be making the most of the 2€ Ciné Pass.


Leo and Dave were over from London.

So we went to the Pont Ephémère instead, for a beer or three.

Not even gonna begin on the lack of sleep.
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