Diary: My First Shoot With Alice

Alice Chaillou: Paris


Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017




Like many of the people we meet on social media we sometimes wonder if we will ever get a chance to meet our newly discovered cyber friends.  Alice and I became acquainted on Facebook in the fall of 2014.  Our communications took place over a period of several months. I mentioned in one of the correspondences  that I was planning a visit to Paris to meet with my dealer, Pascal Vanhoecke who was storing a portfolio of prints at his gallery in Cachan.  Alice and I  looked forward to meeting in person, and so we  arranged a photo shoot at the Alba Opera Hotel in the heart of Paris, where she was working as a receptionist.  Alice’s friendship with the hotel’s owner enabled her  to book a quaint room for me to stay in overlooking the old cobblestoned street in front of the hotel where Louis Armstrong lived for a year early in his career.  

In anticipation of my visit,  the accomodating hotel owner sectioned off a part of the hotel’s ground floor for us to photograph in.  The full series of pictures from Alice at the Alba Opera Hotel  can be seen exclusively by membership .  To become a Club, Box or Executive member of TWE, sign up here: https://tonywarderotica.com/category/membership-account/


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