Bermudian in Paris

Redbird (Paris, 2005)

Bermuda may be a small place but its amazing how often you run into other islanders or reminders of home when you’re travelling.

In September, 2005, my wife and I were staying in the Marais district in Paris. One morning, we were strolling to a nearby cafe and were surprised – and delighted – to come across a poster advertising Bermudian singer-songwriter Heather Nova’s new album, Redbird. We’re both big fans of Heather who has always been very popular in places like France, Holland and Germany, so I naturally took a shot which I had forgotten about until I was reorganising my images recently.

I updated it by desaturating the background to give a dramatic contrast with the red of the poster and the restaurant awning.

(Here’s a clip of Heather performing the title track from the Redbird album on her 2008 European Tour)



Eyeful Tower

Eyeful Tower (Paris, August 2012)

Passing shot one evening outside an opticians in Paris. Taken on iPhone 4 native camera app.