Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez (Part 2)

One year later and we made it back to Saint-Tropez, this time armed with the Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 Planar.

Although a little out of season, like last year Saint-Tropez was thronging, helped by the market which appears in the main square twice a week. It's a lovely market, on of the better markets I'd visited and unlike many of those in the south of France it sold quite a lot of unique and local art pieces - there were a number of times where I was told off for taking photographs.

Shortly after lunch we were suddenly surrounded by two large, incredibly well dressed wedding parties. I started reeling of images as quick as I could before my film finished.

Below are a few images from my second trip to Saint-Tropez. Soon I'll be working them into an e-book which will be available on this website for free.  

A priest listens intently to the father of the bride, Port de Saint-Tropez - Clifford Darby 2017

Sunbathing, Port de Saint-Tropez - Clifford Darby 2017

Port de Saint-Tropez - Clifford Darby 2017

Port de Saint-Tropez - Clifford Darby 2017

Saint-Tropez (Part 1)

“Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.” – Elliott Erwitt

One of my favourite Magnum photographers Elliott Erwitt has a wonderful collection of black and white images taken during his time in Saint-Tropez. When I realised I was going there during my week long break in the south of France I knew that a pack of Kodak 400TX would be essential.  

Exploring the narrow, tourist infested streets it was blisteringly hot, weaving in and out of the sharp shadows I had to constantly keep adjusting my adjusting my settings. There were a few occasions where going for the highlights resulted in a nice contrasty image.

I'll be going back next year to continue this collection.