I made it out of bed briefly this weekend to pay a visit to our farmers market. Reason being- stone fruits are in season, and because of their brief growing season around here- I simply couldn’t resist the opportunity to stock up on peaches, cherries, nectarines and plums (not to mention blueberries and raspberries). Elizabeth and I went together, and she supported me as I limped from booth to booth…a rather sad sight! We arrived before the market even opened, and scoped out the best offerings. We both left satisfied, market bags heavy with produce treasure.
The flowers seemed especially gorgeous, and although none of these bouquets came home with me, I was quite happy to capture them on camera. I really do think that markets are my most favorite photography subject.
Which leads me right into talking about Markets of Paris, 2nd Edition. I have only been to Paris once, after graduating from college, and I have been yearning to return ever since. It kills me that I hadn’t yet discovered photography at that point in my life, and so I have no images of Paris except those that live in my memory.
What I remember most vividly are the markets, and when I return, I will do so with a dog-eared copy of Markets of Paris, the latest offering from my beloved publisher, The Little Bookroom. I received a copy to review, and found myself getting lost in its pages, dreaming of my next trip. I am thrilled to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a copy. Even if you don’t have a trip to Paris planned anytime in the near future, you will thoroughly enjoy flipping through the pages, daydreaming about the market scene. Leave a comment here to win- any comment will do, but I would love to hear what market offerings you are loving these days. My top two would have to be peaches, and the first sweet corn of the season. Good luck!