Friday, March 12, 2010

Francophile Friday: The Tenin Perspective Phenomenon

ink & watercolour illustration, photo inspiration thanks to Eric Tenin

If you love Paris, you must surely by now be aware of Paris Daily Photo.  If not, please visit there post haste and bookmark or subscribe tout de suite, otherwise you are missing out on a daily treat of great magnitude!   

Paris Daily Photo celebrated its 5th birthday yesterday.  PDP was created by the sweet and friendly Parisian {"yes, it's true!"} Eric Tenin, and the City Daily Photo community grew from there, also thanks to Eric.  For five years {and one day}, Eric has been posting a photo of Paris every single day, and in the process, has also become known for taking photos at ground level or from tipsy angles, in spite of never once being tipsy while photographing.  Never once.  Yesterday, many members of the CDP community honoured Eric by taking their daily photos while lying flat on their stomachs in the middle of traffic, or kneeling while aiming skywards and toppling over like nine pins, thereby creating an extension of the Tenin Perspective, known as the Tenin Perspective Phenomenon ~ the likes of which could well be seen again each year around this time.  So when you're out and about in your city on 11th March each year, please, do remember to look down in case there's a dedicated City Daily Photo blogger lying prostrate before you while taking a no-doubt-sensational photo.

Today's illustration is a tribute to Eric, based on his photo taken on Rue Victor Massé, typifying just one example of the Tenin Perspective.  {Thank goodness I chose not to do this in Meep Miniature...} Congratulations on five remarkable years of dedication and generosity of spirit, dear Eric, and wishing you as many more as makes you happy!    And on that note...

Happy Francophile Friday to you all!

31 comments:

  1. Wunderful artistry as usual!
    We non-daily bloggers can also be thankful to Eric.

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  2. The colors, the detail, the tribute to Eric! Marvelous, Shell. Just love this.

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  3. my-my-my...i love the details and the windows very much!!

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  4. wow! Tha's a GREAT tribute, Shell!
    Bravo ;-)

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  5. Erics' is a wonderful blog and the illustration is just perfect. Have a very happy weekend Shell, xv.

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  6. Love your perspective also!

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  7. Cafe ~ and extra points to those with paws and a pawsity of typaws.

    Thanks, Cali!! I like to think there are some miniature roses growing in some of those window boxes.

    Finie ~ I'd love some of those windows for myself as well.

    Thanks, Thib! Have a beautiful weekend...

    Vicki ~ I owe much gratitude to Eric and his blog. Happy weekend to you, too!

    Hiker ~ always happy to make you laugh.

    Thanks, ET Suzy ~ oh, I love that profile pic!!

    Hi there, Ms M ~ thank you and it's lovely to see you!

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  8. Thanks for the heads up, or rather, heads down. Knowing me, I'd probably step on a dozen photogs in one city block without your warning, Shell. Their photos would all feature the bottom of my boots.

    Congrats to Eric's 5th anniversary. What a wonderful thing he started.

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  9. Shell this is an amazing drawing and a really wonderful tribute to our dear Eric and PDP. I sure hope you didn't have to lie on the floor to draw this angle! It's really mind-boggling how many people Eric has brought together (both in person and on the blogs) so he is well-deserving of grand celebrations around the world.

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  10. Francophile Friday, Francophile Friday, Francophile Friday!!!! LLURRVVV the tribute to le Roi de la CDP! Of course you had to immortalize him in a divine Shsh illo. I know he'll be pleased. We all are.
    V

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  11. Was going to say pretty much what V just said—but she said it so well. It's a wonderful illo and an equally articulate tribute. I just hope Eric sees it, because he would be SO pleased!

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  12. PCN ~ as you'd probably be walking with your nose in a book, my warnings are going to be of no use to you whatsoever. ;)

    Katie ~ hee hee!!! And yes, he has touched many lives in many ways, bless him!

    Thanks, Virginia! I know how you love FFs AND Eric.

    Alexa ~ thank you so much, and I hope so, too!

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  13. This is one of my favourites of yours, what with the quirkiness and the fine lines and the suggestion of too much Campari having been consumed, though too much Campari would be quite a feat.

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  14. Shell, I did not realize you are way over in the land down under....thanks again for your visit to my blog and your kind words posted. Great Drawings!! as another daily artist...I appreciate the dedication you have (I call myself "daily" but my posts end up being about every other day...hmmm...too long to put in title)

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  15. Oh, Shell, you are a delight and a treasure. You made me laugh out loud! What wonderful writing, a lovely illustration, and fun.

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  16. Mise ~ yes, quite. I knew you'd recognise the un-credited influence of Campari immediately.

    Hi, Julie! Thank you so much for dropping in ~ I'm in awe, as I am not even close to being a daily artist blogger. I bow my smock to you. :)

    Thanks, Petrea ~ I love it when you laugh!

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  17. Oh my, five years of posting every day. I cannot imagine.

    I love seeing all the photos with the Tenin perspective, and I am delighted to see an illustration following the same path. I could learn from him. I try different angles, but don't get down to the ground with my camera often enough.

    I love your illustration, and for your sanity, I'm glad it's not Meep Miniature size too. :D

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  18. Amy ~ I'm afraid I couldn't get down on the ground with my camera ~ not without a disposable dropsheet, at least. ;)

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  19. Margaret ~ {imagine blushing emoticon here}

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  20. Lovely Shell, your illustrations are always so delightful! I am so enjoying the posters I received!
    I have an award for you, please check out my blog.

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  21. Thank you, Unseen Rajasthan ~ nice elephants, by the way! We're very chuffed with our beautiful little miracle calf born in at Taronga Zoo in Sydney!

    the GyPsY ~ thank you!! You're very kind, and congratulations on receiving the award for your lovely blog!

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  22. One can never have too much Campari.
    Perfect tribute to our beloved Eric.
    And congrats on your award too :)

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  23. Thank you, Debs ~ and when I come to Sydney sometime, we can test that theory of yours. ;)

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  24. WOW! This is my absolute favorite Tenin Technique! Sorry it took me so long to get over here!
    LL

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  25. Thanks, Lori Lynn!! A lovely choice.

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  26. YAY! I received my print. It is fabulous! I love how you package it, I will definitely buy more for my friends!
    Lori Lynn

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  27. Oh, Thank you, Lori Lynn!! That's wonderful news ~ my pleasure. Enjoy!

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