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Friday, October 14, 2011

Harcourt Studios

A few weeks back, there was a bit in Heather's Secrets of Paris Newsletter that caught my eye. I've always heard about the Harcourt Studios, and how the stars & bourgeoisie of Paris loved getting their picture taken by them, and now it's finally accessible to us normal folk thanks to a few photo booths they have set up around Paris.

It took them over a year of research to develop a booth that could reproduce their infamous lighting techniques, and now you can get the same result for 10€ instead of paying 1000€+. The first booth was put in at the MK2 Bibliothèque and now they've installed a second one at the Franck et Fils boutique in the 16th.

C went to try it out the other day, and I really like the results, even if he wasn't too happy with the photo. He is a giant, so the seat in the booth was much too high for him, which meant the lighting was a bit off and he had to scrunch down in an awkward pose to take the picture. I however think he looks like a handsome 1930's police detective (though I admit I may be biased) :Speaking of photos, we finally got the links to our wedding pictures, and I can't wait to go through them this weekend! I'll post a few once we've had a chance to pick out our favorites.



Blogger MilkJam said...

very nice!!!! I agree, it has a great 1930's look. I think when you go get some you should get some major red lipstick going on, in black and white it will look awesome!

October 14, 2011 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Sharyn Ekbergh said...

I thought that was a photo of a 1930's movie star! He is one handsome guy. Congratulations on your wedding. I love seeing your posts on Paris since I've only been there once. I have a girlfriend with a house outside Paris and I hope to someday visit with her. We did visit her family in Brittany two years ago. It's nice to see you and C in your wedding photo also. In our wedding photo we are two young hippie types, very funny.

October 14, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger la fille en rose said...

dude, C. looks HOT! hot damn.
where's your pic?!?!

October 14, 2011 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Gwan said...

1930s film star was my first thought as well! I'm going to have to hunt these down next time I'm in Paris!

October 14, 2011 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Pardon My French said...

Hubba hubba hubs! Thanks for the tip.

October 14, 2011 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger deedee said...

You have one handsome hubby!

October 14, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Someone already beat me to the hubba hubba but it's worthy of repeating.

October 15, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so totally not an american face.

October 26, 2011 at 5:07 AM  

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