Great wines and oysters in the darkest part of Paris. We were recommended to go to Wepler by some Parisian gallerist that I know. She assured me it was the best place for fish. Queues at the door upon our arrival suggested a gem, and that couldn't have been farther from the truth.
The oysters were good and so was the champagne. But the main course of John Dory arrived late and the ceremonious removal of the silver serving hood revealed the rather bland sight of John Dory accompanied by a stodgy pasta with a gravy-like sauce. To me, it looked like something a Soviet kindergarden would serve. The fish (obviously cooked from frozen) smelled faintly of seafood "on the turn". Wepler correctly removed these dishes from the final bill.
Saving grace: the wines were excellent (especially Mersault ) and we were well treated at the table. Good value too. We are still not sure what happened – was the chef in a bad mood? After we left the place, we realized that we were in the Moulin Rouge area. But it looked nothing like the famous movie starring Nicole Kidman. Apparently, it was a district of porn shops and peep shows. More on that in my next locations article.:)
14 place de Clichy
75018 Paris, France Wepler
On the occasion of the German DVD release of Wim Wenders' latest documentary, "Das Salz der Erde (The Salt of the Earth)," on April 9, we asked you to send us your best black and white photographs. You have done your best and so making the decision was quite difficult. Read on to find out who will be celebrating with DVDs and piggies!
Pssst, have you heard the latest? We're unveiling a brand new product very soon, and while we can't give you any strong clues right now, we hope that you can still try to guess what it is. In honor of this mystery product, we'd like to reiterate why Lomography's 10 Golden Rules is perfectly applicable to street photography.
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It’s time to add an analogue touch to all those photos taken with your smartphone! We’ve restocked the Shop with Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1, a portable and easy-to-use printer that allows you to magically transform your mobile photos, as well as scanned analogue photos, into super-cool instant snapshots. It works great with Android and iOS tablets and phones - simply transfer the images to the device by using the free Instax Share app and start printing!
Mark Scadding and William Paltridge form Double Exposure Photographic and are based in the South of England. They have used the Petzval lens extensively for portraiture and a few food photography shots. We were intrigued to know more about this creative duo and asked them about shooting with this exciting lens.