SEPTEMBER 1988 – Interior of Galeries Lafayette Haussmann in Paris, France. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
We were in Paris and explored the city. Of course, we could not resist to enter the one of the most prestigious premium retail stores of the city, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann (which is not an art gallery, btw.)
And boy, we were impressed. Coming from a small city with 200,000 inhabitants we had never in our lives seen such a beautiful interior of a building, let alone a retail store! It was a jaw-dropping experience.
I put on the widest lens I had (I think a 24 mm) and tried to capture the colored art-deco glass roof and the warm lights below. Of course, the contrast was quite harsh, and the grain of the 400 ASA negative film did not do good either. But I still like the image today as it indeed communicates a nice feeling of being welcome.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||September 1988|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Negative Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4516 x 6808 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|