Connie Rosenthal ~ Photo Shoot in St. Germain de Pres

Connie Rosenthal ~ Photo Shoot in St. Germain de Pres

Really nice capture on the alleys of Paris. Perfect apping. I’m sure Henri Cartier-Bresson, who made his assistants work for a week in the darkroom to get a photographic print exactly the way he wanted it, would approve.

Cartier-Bresson once said, “Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.” He spent the final years of his life drawing, not shooting. Why do I think he would be obsessed with apping pictures like the rest of us if he were alive today?

We need some street music.

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Comes in bells, your servant, don’t forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don’t forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Venus In Furs by The Velvet Underground

Skip to toolbar