It was slightly nuts, I realize, but actually quite remarkably productive. The weather was perfect for photographing gardens and I feel like I'm finally getting into the groove and seeing the gardens with fresh eyes again. Actually, during time on ship I even managed to reorganize my garden photographs a bit, to make them a bit more approachable: www.toddforsgren.com/gardens/index.html And I'm looking forward to developing all these sheets of film that I'm collecting and scanning them on my return. I have lots of interesting new material.
Despite all the large format work I've been doing, I do still have some digital snaps to share with you too… though given the blazing pace of travels, I'm having a bit of trouble coming up with a flow for this blog, so bare with me please.
I stayed with Amaury in Paris, who seems to be adapting quite well to life in the metropolis:
And Rokko in Brussels, who can still use a cell phone despite injuring his texting finger:
A rock garden with trash in Honfleur..
Kisses for Oscar Wilde:
Mattress in first morning light:
I went to the beach with my students…
More time spent on a boat:
Antwerp's cathedral by night:
And Antwerp's cathedral by day:
Found sculpture exhibition...
It doesn't quite fit, does it:
Mmmm… Belgian beer is gooooood:
And French food…
A surprising hand:
Where people are buried:
Cycling in Paris is fun, but chaotic:
Fashion week was happening, or so I'm told by my students…
Alley in Honfleur:
Lines and badly printed photos:
Spinning granite ball: