rachirach3000 on Instagram

Posted on Oct 3, 2014 in me

The passing seasons, pleasant memories, architecture, colours of the week and a lot of photos made through sheer boredom; that’s how I roll on Instagram. There are so many photo-processing apps around and I enjoy testing them to see how far I can push my iPhone to reflect the past state of analog photography that I so […]

Joel-Peter Witkin HEAVEN OR HELL, BnF Paris

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 in Art

Yesterday Jan and I went to Joel-Peter Witkin’s exhibition “Heaven or Hell” at Bibiliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. The bibiliothèque is in the wealthy 1st arrondissement, a most charming corner of Paris.

French Election Sunday 6 May 2012

Posted on May 7, 2012 in Life in France

François Hollande has won power in France, turning the tide on a rightwards and xenophobic lurch in European politics and vowing to transform Europe’s handling of the economic crisis by fighting back against German-led austerity measures. 

Rest In Peace, Judith

Posted on May 3, 2012 in me

Jan brought us together and when we met, we couldn’t understand why we hadn’t before (we had another mutual friend, I guess he thought we wouldn’t get along). Instant friends, we had a crazy night at Le Klub, but then didn’t see each again for awhile. That’s just how it was. She was sweet and […]

Helmut Newton at Grand Palais, Paris March 2012

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 in Art

I’ve been trying to decide, did he photograph women to make them appear dominant and powerful, or was he objectifying them? Certainly the men in the room, while I was there, would identify with the later. Trying to remember what the quote was.. something about keeping bdsm accessories in his car not for himself but […]

Reasons to be cheerful

Posted on Jan 29, 2012 in me

As I ran in the forest, cursing the powers that be for locking us out of our apartment for a second time within three weeks, I became aware of the very real Wintery appearance the forest had taken on. The grey sky, the trees with very little leaf coverage and the muddy ground with wet […]

mémoires du futur, la collection olbricht

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 in Art

Two things immediately obvious regarding Mr Olbricht; he has wealth, and; he has incredibly good taste. In fact, if I had similar wealth – I already have the good taste :D – then our collections of art would complement each others quite well indeed. On display at Mémoires du futur, was an abundance of wonderful artwork from […]

l’Histoire de Melody Nelson

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 in Muzak

MN from fun bubble on Vimeo. Thanks Dangerous Minds

Mock & Toof ‘Farewell To Wendo’

Posted on Jan 8, 2012 in Muzak

obscene gestures; call me names; I’m gonna start a rumour

A surreal walk through the Bois de Vincennes.

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 in Life in France

Tonight I walked the long way to pick up Oliver from school, following the river through the forest. The song JF and I got married to accompanied me on the ipod ( 4 years today I love you immensely x) The sky was bright and there were beautiful streaks of peach, crimson and red cloud. […]

Autour de l’extreme

Posted on Jan 30, 2011 in Art

I went; I dragged my sorry arse in to Paris today to see Autour de l’extreme – Maison Européenne de la Photographie, despite monthly discomfort and freezing temperature and stood for 45 minutes on an outdoor queue to get in, but it was worth it. I got to see three Joel Peter Witkin’s, three Molinier, […]

Samantha’s cousin, Serena

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 in me

New Year’s Eve someone said I reminded them of Serena, from Bewitched. Can’t think why? Anyway I won’t pretend I was not flattered, she was my favourite childhood TV character, (besides Jeannie) I only watched Bewitched in the off chance that Serena would make an appearance. Anyway, I was reminded how fascinated I was by […]

Charles Perrault’s fairytale – Peau d’Âne

Posted on Dec 28, 2010 in Life in France

Peau d’Âne – a little gem I discovered last night starring a young Catherine Deneuve (such beauty!). Peau d’Âne or “Donkeyskin” is one of Charles Perrault’s fairytales. A king had a beautiful wife and a rich castle, including a marvelous donkey whose droppings were gold. One day his wife died, after making him promise not […]

Who am I?

Posted on Dec 28, 2010 in me

Rachel Myers-Calvo, living in Paris, France with child and husband. I kept a diary from the age of 10 and a visual diary from about 16. In the last 5 years I have LOST them all and it is an X files mystery as to where they might be. I fret about them every so […]