When time and distance are suddenly jumped, when something as far off and long ago as Paris on the eve of World War I, when people then and there look a lot like people here and now. Yeah. Love it.
An apartment on the Right Bank owned by Madame de Florian, an affluent Parisian socialite and actress, was left suddenly when the Nazis rolled into Paris.
Even though she never returned, she kept paying the rent all the way up to her death at 91.
Among the exquisite architectural details, the tapestries, the view into a bygone era, was found the painting discovered to be Madame de Florian herself, painting by renowned 19th century Italian Giovanni Boldini. The painting, and several handwritten love letters from Boldini seem to confirm that she was in fact his muse.
We've seen the work of stenop.es before (here: http://5thin.gs/1ethIDc) but are always thrilled to see new videos displaying the simple gorgeous physics of the pinhole camera and the camera obscure.
The very first 5 things post was two years ago today (August 11, 2010 in case you are interested). In that time we've met an incredible set of people, been priviledged enough to work with some of the most talented photographers and video folk. Thank you. For your talent, intelligence, support, encouragement and interest. All the best things are in front of us.
Here are the 5 most visited links from all of the posts we've made.
Water Light Graffiti system in Paris is the work of Artist Antonin Fourneau. Moisture sensitive panels activate a huge grid of LEDs.
Truly stunning, vibrant, dynamic timelapse video of Paris.