Last ones from Aix-en-Provence 5

This photo could be my last photo made in the streets of Aix-en-Provence. At the time I write this very short blog, a page turns. I am finishing today my last day of work in Aix. I go directly find for a few days my beloved family on the island of Reunion. Yesterday, going to work and heading to a restaurant where I had to find some friends, I continued to do what I did for the last 3 years. I had my Ricoh on my wrist as usual and I captured here and there some scenes in the streets of my city. What’s funny is that all the pictures I made yesterday, I post-processed them in B&W.



I did most of the photos between 7pm and 8pm and it was sorely lacking light and the B&W was needed because in color, the photos would have been awful … Everything had started in monochrome for me and it had to be so for finish. I study the possibility of switching to the Ricoh GR 3 for better performance in low light. Case to follow …




I will try to make a blog more consistent to summarize these almost 4 years roaming the streets of Aix-en-Provence. I’m always looking to the future and I’m pretty excited to see what I can do in Reunion Island. It’s also a big leap into the unknown because there was some comforting routine in Aix. Before that, I would have the opportunity to spend 3 weeks in Toulouse before focusing on my island.



All photos were taken yesterday with the Ricoh GR.

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5 thoughts on “Last ones from Aix-en-Provence

    • Jeff Chane-Mouye Post author

      Trop tard Élie ! Je suis déjà arrivé à la RUN ! 😂😂. Bon ce n’est pas le voyage définitif mais on s’en rapproche. Ce me manquera de te voir de temps en temps sur Aix. Tu vas être obligée de venir faire du N&B dans les rues de Saint Denis… Dans le 974.Pas le 93!

  • John Harper

    The end of an era. I noticed straight away before reading that you’d gone B & W on these, perhaps it was the mood you felt was my first thought, then I read it’s because the colour versions are crap :-)) Reunion might prove to be the place that your photography really develops (no pun intended), it could have a really positive effect.

    • Jeff Chane-Mouye Post author

      I’ve been doing street for less than 4 years. It’s not that much. But what is important is that I practice almost everyday and I stayed in the same place for this period. I’m not the kind of people making street only when they are in big cities or during travels. I think that’s it’s important because it’s more tricky to go beyond the routine and able to capture something interesting. I’ve done my time in Aix. Lately I was a little bit borred in the streets of Aix. I think it’s more related to a state of mind. I knew that I was about to leave and being away from my family had a negative effect on my mood. Reunion is exciting because it’s new ! I have to start almost from scractches. I know the codes, the technics but it’s a new territory. I will need some time to domesticate this new places