ARAW, A Roll, A Week. This is the latest challenge of Ludovic Zuili, the rising photographer and filmmaker: every week, he publishes a new film roll on his eponym website.Â He will be hosting a two-day exhibition to celebrate the first year of the existence of ARAW, from this evening on, at Le Huit in Paris.
Ludovic already plays big: close to the fashion sphere, he collaborated with Olivier Zahm, Louis Vuitton or Le Printemps in the past, and will release his first short movie « A mort, Ã mort », produced by BoogieMan Production, in February this year.Â His latest photography exhibitions, « 8 ways 2 die » and « Les sÃ©ries amÃ©ricaines », were featured in Shanghai, ZÃ¼rich, Bruxelles and Paris.
He met Paul Mouginot, and unveiled at this occasionÂ for Ten Days in ParisÂ his upcoming project, called « L’instant T ». It will be a set of photographs, before and after which there is a story. The photographer freezes this particular moment, the viewer’s imagination takes over.
That’s it: now, you wonder where to meet this kind and talented manâ€¦
La Maison EuropÃ©enne de la Photo
This is no secret place, of course, but if you’re a photography enthusiast, and even if you’re not, you can’t miss this place. The exhibitions are diverse, the selection is flawless and it’s a great occasion to see photographs I love in the books.
I advise you to go there in the middle of the week, as there is fewer visitors.
5 Rue de Fourcy Â 75004 Paris
The Bottle Shop
I’m probably not the first one to talk about it but I’d rather eat here for lunch than for dinner. In the evening, it is a English-style bar quite nice, but in the day, you feel more like you’re in Berlin. It’s good, fresh place to work or read, especially at the end of the service.
The Bottle shop
5 Rue TrousseauÂ 75011 Paris
01 43 14 28 04
Open everyday, 12pm-2 am
It’s definitely not the hypest or most cutting-edge bookshop of Paris, but they have art, photo or fashion books that no other shop features. The people there know their business and will be able to give you useful pieces of advice. Some beautiful books are often subject to rebates. I was looking for a book by Stephen Shore, « Uncommon places â€“ 50 unpublished », which usually retails between â‚¬100 and â‚¬150 on eBay. I got it here for â‚¬35 with an extra free book.
19 rue Pierre Lescot
In Paris, you certainly can find a lot of trendy bars, but this one has an atmosphere I always enjoy. Perfect for early or late evening drinks, close to the Canal Saint-Martin, it will be the perfect introduction/conclusion of a dinner at Philou, at Cambodge or at Mme Shawn’s.
18 Rue AlibertÂ Â 75010 Paris
01 42 39 81 88
It is probably the place where I spent the most of my time between April and November. I play and train there with my baseball team. In summer the place is very enjoyable, with vast grass fields to tan a bit. If you don’t like baseball, you probably don’t know this sport enough, and I might organize explanation sessions one day, if you come and support usâ€¦
Bois de Vincennes
The chef of this restaurant features a « carte blanche » menu: you just sign up for this and the meal will be a complete surprise ! If you have only few allergies, don’t worry, everything will be fineâ€¦
The ambiance is quiet and the waiters are extremely nice and answer precisely any question.
This won’t be your usual restaurant, because you have to book early and it’s a bit expensive, but you have to treat yourself with this kind of pleasure from time to time !
80 Rue de Charonne Â 75011 Paris
Article: Paul Mouginot
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