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Welcome to Helen & Jean-Michel's conversations about photography and other arts.

They should tell you when you're born: 
have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel.

--  Gabrielle Zevin

Travellers

August 19, 2014
“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, th...
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Spartan at Thermopylae (Jean-Michel_2011)

August 12, 2014
The tourists get off the bus then line up, one-by-one, to have their photo taken with the Spartan ready to battle, looming over and behind them. Meanwhile, Jean-Michel w...
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Nursey (Jean-Michel_2013)

August 11, 2014
Here, in the spotlight, is Nursey! Nursey is a magnetic paper cut-out 'doll' that I found stuck to the inside of a classroom door a couple of years ago. Some of the stud...
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Going Somewhere (Helen_2010)

August 06, 2014
There she was, standing on a street sidewalk in Nancy, France, watching intently for the traffic light to give her the green 'go'. While she held on to her scooter, her b...
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Eidolon (Paris, 2010)

August 04, 2014
On a walkabout near Les Halles, Paris, we both saw a light shadow created by the shimmering leaves of a large tree, reflecting off a wall in an alcove, and each took a co...
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