Thursday, 21 June 2012

Paris Street Photography Competition: June 2012, Pt.1

Paris Definitely Pleases Them!

Hi everyone. I thought I'd share with you here some of the great, and I mean EXCELLENT entries we're getting in the "Paris If You Please" International Paris Street Photography Competition this June.

Below are the entries from six of the hot contestants. More will follow for you to enjoy, and the standard's very high... well done everyone already!

Remember, the International Paris Street Photography Competition is for all Paris photography lovers everywhere, and entering is extremely easy.

There are some great prizes on offer every month, thanks to our partnerships with some of the top Paris blogs and bloggers out there, as shown below... (Full competition details here)

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STOP PRESS: NEW SPONSOR!

Paris magazine FUSAC is going to publish six
of the winning photos in their July issue..!
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MEET OUR SPONSORS!

PARIS DAILY PHOTO


The original daily photo blog
GUIDE 2 PARIS

Paris listings & events guide
ELEGANCE OF COURSE


Transport de Prestige
PRÊTE-MOI PARIS
Take a piece of Paris and call it yours...
PRISSY MAG

Your unique look into everyday Parisian life...
THAT LOU

Treasure Hunt at the Louvre

Not forgetting our firm friends...

And why not you?!
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Selected Street Photography Entries for June 2012, Pt.1

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FROM 'CRISTINA @THETRAVOLUTION':





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FROM 'NIKITADB':


       


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FROM 'NOSLEN20':




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FROM 'PAMBULAFUL':





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FROM 'KEVIN P HAYDEN':





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FROM 'PARIS JOE':






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Good luck to all of you, thanks for entering, and if you haven't yet got your entries in, why not! Just click here for all the details or click directly below and maybe you'll become our very first "Paris Set Me Free" International Paris Street Photographer of the Year!
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* Sab Will runs Photo and Curios Tours in Paris, and also manages a variety of Paris and photography-themed sites and blogs. He writes an illustrated Paris Chronicle every day, runs a Meetup group for Paris lovers, interviews Paris personalities and reviews Paris books (on this blog), and even contributes to the city's street art (shh), so feel free to browse some of the links below and in the right-hand column to find out more about what he gets up to out there...

                       
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© 2012 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free - Suggestions, questions, requests and offers always welcome!

Sab's Totally Crap Paris: No.2 ~ "Impeccably Tasteless"


Sab's Totally Crap Paris
Introduction 
by Sab Will,  wannabe offbeat Paris street guru

Inspired unashamedly by a photo book I spotted whilst over in the British capital, the weekend of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, as chance would have it, called 'Shit London', I proudly present my latest délire, as the French would say: Sab's Totally Crap Paris.

It occurred to me, as I flicked through the aforementioned tome of images of run down neighbourhoods, horrendously spelt or imagined shop names, wildly-less-than-desirable eateries, and, yes, turds on the streets, that Paris didn't have much to be ashamed of, in an inverted snobbery kind of way if you see what I mean. Hell, Paris streets can out-shit the best of 'em, that's what I say!

My next challenge was the name of my latest genius idea. 'Shit Paris' was obviously an option, but I quickly crossed it off, for several reasons. First of all, given my inspiration, the existing 'Shit London', it would hardly be original, and may encounter slippy-slidy copyright problems down the line, who knows.

Then there's aesthetics. Prude as I'm not, words like 'shit' don't worry me too much, but having said that they don't always project the image or subtlety I'm after. Naff Paris was an option, but a little too colloquial. Crap Paris seemed to me the ideal compromise between vulgarity, slang and vapidly timid slander. The ´totally´added the personal touch I was after.

So there you have it. Expect blindingly banal boutiques with Anglicised names to weep over, screamingly uninviting ´trottoirs´, weary tourists, endless queues, rainy days, strikes, homeless souls and basically anything and everything that strikes me as crap about Paris, including, no doubt, the odd dose of, you know, that... brown stuff (shh***t)!

Sab's Totally Crap Paris
No.2 ~ "Impeccably Tasteless"


It's gotta be crap to have one of your geometrically precise and newly impeccably cleaned and restored Buren columns replaced by a scrap of leftover human being.

Enough to mess anybody's photo up.

Do you think he/she/it had an eye on aesthetics though when choosing where to crash? After all, apart from the fact that he's neither stripey black and white nor a column, even a stubby one, it has to be said that he's positioned himself in the spirit of the thing. Fairly wrapped around the one he was hiding, he was. Good to know that even down-and-outs retain a certain sense of respect for this fine city they populate.

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Discover all of Sab's Totally Crap Paris... 

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7) COMING SOON ~ 8) COMING SOON ~ 9) COMING SOON
10) COMING SOON

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* Sab Will runs Photo and Curios Tours in Paris, and also manages a variety of Paris and photography-themed sites and blogs. He writes an illustrated Paris Chronicle every day, runs a Meetup group for Paris lovers, interviews Paris personalities and reviews Paris books (on this blog), and even contributes to the city's street art (shh), so feel free to browse some of the links below and in the right-hand column to find out more about what he gets up to out there...

                       
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© 2012 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free - Suggestions, questions, requests and offers always welcome!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

International Paris Street Photography Competition: June 2012

June Competition Now Open!

Welcome to the "Paris If You Please" International Paris Street Photography Competition, for all Paris photography lovers everywhere!

Entering is extremely easy, and there are some great prizes on offer every month, thanks to our partnerships with some of the top Paris blogs and bloggers out there (see below)...



Prizes Include:*

   - A fabulous Nikon Coolpix camera
   - A private photo tour in Paris with Sab (left) ==>
   - A private fun fashion shoot
   - A chauffeur-driven night out on the town
   - Signed books on Paris themes
   - Calendars and posters
   - Your pictures published in FUSAC

See Last Month's Winners

Watch the video where Paris street photographer and organiser of this competition, Sab Will, chats about the entries for the May 2012 round...


Here's How It Works...

The "Paris If You Please" International Paris Street Photography Competition is a friendly and positive event, open to all, designed to showcase people's best Paris street photography shots monthly, and get you some great feedback to encourage you on your way.

  • 6 chances to win
  • Totally free to enter!
  • Win some great prizes
  • Submit 3 new pics monthly
  • Your original Paris photos only 
  • Cool place with nice folk like you
  • Comment on others and get feedback
  • Positive atmosphere with the 'focus' on fun!
  • Chance of winning the 2012 'Grand Prix' and title of "Paris If You Please" International Paris Street Photographer of the Year!


Categories & Monthly Prizes
  
Category 1: Best Set of Three


PRIVATE PHOTO TOUR WITH SAB WILL

FUN FASHION PHOTO SHOOT

SIGNED BOOK ON PARIS

Category 2: Best Individual Picture


NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA

CHAUFFEUR-DRIVEN NIGHT OUT

ORIGINAL PHOTO CALENDAR



Category 3: People's Choice


This is a 'just for fun' public vote category, offering two further 'titles', namely:

People's Choice: Best Photographer / Set of 3

People's Choice: Best Individual Picture


Notes:
1) You can enter three new pictures any month you want; you are automatically eligible for any of the six prizes shown above, as long as all the photos are your originals and you have full rights to them. You could even win prizes in both categories.

2) You can only win first prize in Category 1 or 2 (or both, but not in the same month) once per calendar year. You can continue to enter sets of three to win as many 2nd and 3rd places as you are capable of.

3) Winners of Category 1, the Best Set of 3, and Category 2, the Best Individual Picture, will automatically be eligible to enter for the 2012 Grand Prix at the end of the year, and compete for the title of "Paris Set Me Free" International Paris Street Photographer of the Year.


MEET OUR SPONSORS!

PARIS DAILY PHOTO


The original daily photo blog
GUIDE 2 PARIS

Paris listings & events guide
ELEGANCE OF COURSE


Transport de Prestige
PRÊTE-MOI PARIS
Take a piece of Paris and call it yours...
PRISSY MAG

Your unique look into everyday Parisian life...
THAT LOU

Treasure Hunt at the Louvre

Not forgetting our firm friends...


*Prizes may vary from month to month as more sponsors get involved and want to take part but they will always be great! Prizes must be claimed within one month of the winners being announced.
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Sab Will runs Photo and Curios Tours in Paris, and also manages a variety of Paris and photography-themed sites and blogs. He writes an illustrated Paris Chronicle every day, runs a Meetup group for Paris lovers, interviews Paris personalities and reviews Paris books (on this blog), and even contributes to the city's street art (shh), so feel free to browse some of the links below and in the right-hand column to find out more about what he gets up to out there...

                       
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© 2012 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free - Suggestions, questions, requests and offers always welcome!
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