Wednesday Postcard: Bastia and Saint-Florent, Corsica

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale is from Corsica (la Corse), the French island in the Mediterranean Sea. My dear friend in France sent me this postcard featuring the cities of Bastia (top photo) and Saint-Florent (bottom photo), which are located in northern Corsica. My friend writes, "Corsica is a beautiful place. You can be in … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Bastia and Saint-Florent, Corsica

Meaningful Photos: a Mindfulness Practice

Meaningful Photos is one of many science-based practices for a meaningful life curated by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. For this mindfulness exercise, the how-to states: “[Take] 15 minutes per day for one week to take the photos.” Instead I did the following: From my phone's camera roll, I selected nine favorite … Continue reading Meaningful Photos: a Mindfulness Practice

Wednesday Postcard: Chambord, France

Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from a local used-book shop. Photographer Yvon (Pierre Yves-Petit 1886-1969) made gelatin silver prints into postcards. I tried to capture the sheen of Yvon's gelatin silver print postcard of Chambord, one of the Châteaux de la Loire: The year 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Chambord. Until the … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Chambord, France

Brassaï Photography Exhibition at SFMOMA

Gyula Halász (1899-1984) was an Hungarian-French artist born in Brassó, Hungary (now Romania). He gave himself the name Brassaï because it means “from Brassó." What I found fascinating about his black & white photography, recently featured at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was how Brassaï captured many not-so-pretty parts of Paris in the … Continue reading Brassaï Photography Exhibition at SFMOMA