The review of Eva Salomon’s War by Gabriella Goliger was followed by photos taken in one of the novel’s settings. And here I am, following up a review of a book set in Paris (French Exit by Patrick deWitt) with photos from Paris. But such photos! In my quest to get a good photo for that review, I asked expat friend, architect, and photographer Martin Riese for one. And he sent these gems. Enjoy.

photo: Martin Riese
photo credit: Martin Riese

Some Canadian authors who lived in Paris, either briefly or for years (in Mavis Gallant’s case, for most of her life) are: Mavis Gallant, Leonard Cohen, Mordecai Richler, Jacques Brault, John Glassco, Francois Hertel, Dorothy Livesay, and Guy Robert. More recently, Lauren B. Davis, Hélène Dorion, Jeremy Mercer, and Patrick deWitt. Preceding them all, of course, was Morley Callaghan. You know, Callaghan, the one who boxed Ernest Hemingway.

photo: Martin Riese
No, not Hemingway. 
photo: Martin Riese
photo credit: Martin Riese
The Louvre
photo: Martin Riese
photo: Martin Riese
Les gars. photo credit: Martin Riese
photo: Martin Riese
Place Republique. photo: Martin Riese
photo: Martin Riese
Hotel room on Place Republique. photo: Martin Riese
Martin Riese

Born in London, Ontario, Martin Riese has also lived and worked in Toronto, Paris, Berlin, London England, New York and Hong Kong.

Feature photo: Le Jardin des Tuileries.
photo credit: Martin Riese.


Posted by Debra Martens

author, editor

2 Comments

  1. Gabriella Goliger December 6, 2018 at 21:38

    These are gems, indeed. Nothing says Paris as well as exquisite black and white photography. I do recognize that bearded fellow in the cafe.

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  2. Jane Christmas December 7, 2018 at 13:46

    Love them. Each is a stunning visual story. We all need a little hit of Paris from time to time.

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