I’d like to tell you a story!
A very simple story.
The story of a very simple photo.
But a photo that has lived in a frame at home ever since I made it.
I cant’t help but find it timeless.No, not that one!
Nothing world-moving, you’ll say.
Even Sully won’t look at it.
Here’s the original photo, taken with…..
Tadaaaaa! An iPhone 4s way back when 5 megapixels were still great.
Looks older to you?
That is normal. It’s a delightful leftover from a world that has moved on. A shop the likes of which are rapidly dying out.
But this one has remained steadfast, like a rock in the river.
The waters of time flowing around it and not affecting it in the least.
‘Au Bonheur des Dames’
‘The Ladies’ Delight’
The word is like the shop, totally out of time!
For all those who never heard of such a thing, it’s a shop specialized in sewing articles… and yes, sewing’s a dying art too I guess.
Why has this shop survived until now, unchanged, unfazed? Not killed by online business or dwindling customer base?
By what right is it still part of this world?
I think it will remain a mystery.
And mysteries are great for photography!
Thanks for stopping by!