This broken mirror had been dumped on a sidewalk in Thimphu, Bhutan. Leaving the mirror in its original position, it nicely reflected the passing pedestrians as they climbed the steps of a side street opposite. It presented me with an opportunity to take photographs of pedestrians as they passed by, without them realising it. The reactions of surprise were quite amusing and entertaining . . .
Motorbike riders in the city of Hanoi, Vietnam pictured with their bike on the street. The rider deliver goods and sell items using their bikes. The city has recently passed new law that will see motor bikes banned from the city centre streets. This combined with the countries economic expansion - leading to more goods being delivered by van - means the art of bike balancing is set set to be confined to history. Pictured a man sells pet fish.
Kazan In February [Russia 2018]
Photo Essay about Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. Kazan is known for its ethnical diversity – half of the population are Muslim Tatars – and a cultural heritage that is unique in Russia.
"Liverpool Street & Brick Lane" taken in London with my 35mm film camera applying the double exposure technique using a 800 ISO colour film is part of my ECLECTIC series of double exposure photographs of Street Environments of different cities, countryside and beaches from around the world. Where each city has its own distinctive pace of elements, circumstances, colours; an array of miscellanea that shape what we call memory; a human quality as ephemeral as ever-changing.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.