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Tuesday, 08 October 2013


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Mike, thanks for this and so many other suggestions. I placed the order for the book last week and can't wait to see it.
All the best,

PS. being in love, I had to book dedicated to my wife :-)

PPS. Can't wait for the next print offer of Peter. I missed on the last one, but I will not on this one.

Order placed - many thanks to yourself and Peter for this.

Your not alone in that one problem you had with the book. Likewise here. That perhaps might be considered a lifestyle choice on my part.

I suspect not many others will share my other problem with it. That being the hopeless romantic part of me that caused me to go to Paris with a close friend, and return with a fiancée. The marriage didn't work out. So I just hope we're not included somewhere inside the book!

I guess there's no point in asking about a Kindle edition.

Thanks for your insights on the book, Mike.


I have a print of the geezer in the wheelbarrow too. I'd love to know the story behind it.

Joining Peter Turnley's Paris Workshop is on my bucket list. (I dream of being "at home" in Paris in "quiet color".)

Okay, okay already. The Valentine's Day hint did it.


Mike, I placed the order and received PayPal confirmation but no other acknowledgment. Hopefully nothing is awry and I get the book.

Of all the reasons I'm glad I discovered TOP, getting turned on to Peter Turnley's work is high among them. He has such an honest, gentle eye and such affection for his subjects. The people and the context are communicated visually with a graceful style. His images are always a pleasure to view. I can't wait to get a copy of this collection.

Many thanks to Peter Turnley for giving us a bit of real photographic pleasure, in a time when most pictures are grim and shows the crumbling of our worlds.
Peter Turnley has the H-C.B. sight of amplifying all those little tidbits that build up life as we like it... And I'm a french bloke from Paris !

Coinciding with Peter's book of Paris is a marvelous! retrospective of Charles Marville's Paris of the 1850's that should not be overlooked.



I wonder whether I'll get lucky after gifting my bride with this. And by "lucky" I mean she won't notice my next camera purchase. ;-)

Hearty congratulations to both artist and publisher--this looks to be a very special book, indeed.

I rate Peter Turnley among the most interesting photographers I know, and I hope I can afford this book when (and if) it is edited here in Portugal. There are two reasons for me to be a keen admirer of Peter Turnley's work:
The first is that he spent a lot of time photographing in Lisbon, my country's capital city. Of course, if he'd been in Lisbon taking nondescript pictures it wouldn't count for much, but his pictures are outstanding in that they depict life in Lisbon with a rare sense of opportunity - which many great portuguese photographers fail to. Turnley's pictures take us to the pounding heart of the city and portray life as it happens, even in its seemingly insignificant moments.
The other reason is a photograph of his, which was taken in Paris and features two children in a car trunk. That car happnens to be a Citroën DS, an automobile that I've loved since my childhood. I love cars and I love photographing cars; I can walk an insane amount of kilometres during my weekends to shoot interesting cars. I look mainly for classics, but what I'm actually doing in these walks is hunting for a Citroën DS. It's one of my ambitions as a photography enthusiast to find one and shoot it from every possible angle. It is now a very rare car - its production ceassed forty years ago - and it acquired classic status. Obviously, it is quite hard to find.
Well, Peter Turnley found one first - and with an interesting story to tell to boot (no pun intended). Needless to say Peter Turnley's picture became one of my favourites - and not just for the car. (Still I'm not giving up on the Citroën DS.)

Thanks Peter (and Mike) for giving us the story behind that photo! I like it even more now. :-)

@DennisDunyahn, same here; PayPal confirmation only.

For me, home is in the American West, in black and white. I'm sure that you know the place, as it has been pretty well worked over by some well-known photographers, to the point of being boring to lots of of others. But, I still feel most at home there. On the other hand, I greatly admire (and envy) those who are at home in city streets, especially in black and white. So, I have dropped some not so subtle hints about this book (with web address!) for an upcoming birthday. I hope it works!

I'm torn over this book. On the one hand I'm a big fan of Peter Turnley's work, especially his Paris pictures, and this collection is eminently more affordable than his larger prints. But on the other hand, perhaps the best of my own pictures also depicts a Parisian couple kissing, and is also titled French Kiss. A hundred or more much better pictures with the same theme may be more than my fragile ego can handle.

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