Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris, France, 1988

SEPTEMBER 1988 – Interior of Galeries Lafayette Haussmann in Paris, France. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

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 DateSeptember 1988
LocationParis, France
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceNegative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4516 x 6808 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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