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camera: canon eos digital rebel - click to view large
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Jardin du Luxembourg: During the summer, men of all ages gather in small groups in the Parisian jardin to face off in chess at the outdoor tables. Some play slowly-paced games, while others play in rapid-fire, almost simultaneous moves. As they greet each other and sit down to watch the games, awaiting their turn, they seem to all know each other from the neighborhood.

Two years and one month ago, I photographed another chess game, and while that one was also in the center of a world capital, the two scenes were completely different. In Paris, there was no intensity, no showboating, and no spectacle of cameras at the games. The local players were focused, but relaxed, unaware of the people around them. They seemed to be just enjoying the warm afternoon in the company of their associates.

More summer and more Paris on this site.

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Thursday 30 August 2007

the summer social scene among men at the jardin

30 August 07 @ 20:48
I like shot #5; lots of tension and action in the hand.
31 August 07 @ 06:55
Another fantastic series. You are the only person I know that posts photos in series like this, And even if there would be others, you are still the Master of it. Great work as usual....
02 September 07 @ 23:20
Light is always perfectly rendered in your pictures. But that spam code is hard to read...
04 September 07 @ 15:48
oh, i feel like playing chess :-)
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Rion Nakaya is an expat photoblogger in Paris London.

One of the first photobloggers in New York City, Rion has been documenting her photos online in narrative sets since late 2000. (Most are on this site.)

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