Place des Abbesses Paris at Night

Just wanted to share this photo of the Book Store Journaux at Place des Abbesses in Paris, Montmartre as a homage to Georges the owner, who recently passed away.  He was a very sweet soul and will be missed by all who knew him. We had this really funny routine that would click in every time I entered and left the shop, that went something like this…”Hey Georges, where were you last night?!!! I waited until 3 AM and got tired of waiting in the room and finally left…” and on leaving I would say “Hey Georges, tonight same hotel and the same room as usual? Oh… And you bring the Vaseline this time…” Georges was confined to a wheel chair for most of his life due to a crippling accident. That repetitive joke would always get him to laugh like a kid. Georges was also quite the womanizer a real “bon vivant”. Georges had one of the most complete range of Fashion Magazines available of any Journaux in Paris and was and still is usually packed with Fashion aficionados.

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About Benjamin Kanarek
Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…