BetterPhoto Member: Christian Harberts


member since January 30, 2004

I take pictures because talking about things I see is too much work. Especially in French. So most of my Gallery pictures tell some kind of a story. A few are simply pretty pictures - eye candy (sorry). You probably shouldn't read too much into what you see. If you find Truth or the Meaning of Life somewhere in this Gallery, I recommend that you turn off your computer and go get some air. Then send me an email, so we can both have a good laugh!

A bientôt,

-Christian Harberts

 Cold: Warm Consum...

Cold: Warm Consum...
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Turn Around NOW!


Turn Around NOW!
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Papa Paper Prince...


Papa Paper Prince...
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Eiffel I Can Reac...

Eiffel I Can Reac...
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 Threatened Spring...


Threatened Spring...
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Shrub Tree Vroom


Shrub Tree Vroom
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Fleeting Destruct...

Fleeting Destruct...
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Alternate Caspian...

Alternate Caspian...
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 Urban Bridge Phan...


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Puddle Walker

Puddle Walker
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Bridge Light Nois...

Bridge Light Nois...
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Trunk Black Stack

Trunk Black Stack
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 Escape


Escape
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Hip Shot I

Hip Shot I
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Hip Shot II

Hip Shot II
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Under the Bridge

Under the Bridge
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 Overtime


Overtime
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You Sank My Battl...

You Sank My Battl...
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George under Fire


George under Fire
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Do You Speak Engl...

Do You Speak Engl...
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 Hot Chocolate wit...


Hot Chocolate wit...
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Crouching Dad, Fl...

Crouching Dad, Fl...
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Fall Barn Bouquet


Fall Barn Bouquet
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Leaves in the Sky


Leaves in the Sky
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 Waiting for Him


Waiting for Him
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Primitive Fascina...

Primitive Fascina...
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Fish Exit Only

Fish Exit Only
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Makeup Session


Makeup Session
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 Disposed

Disposed
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Papa - PUSH!!

Papa - PUSH!!
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Kiss: Observed


Kiss: Observed
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Scribble


Scribble
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 Firecracker

Firecracker
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Engrossed in Play

Engrossed in Play
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Rodin


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The Look

The Look
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 Sister Discovery

Sister Discovery
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Eyeful


Eyeful
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Far


Far
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Bookworm in Train...


Bookworm in Train...
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 Carnivore?

Carnivore?
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Dino Ambush


Dino Ambush
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Hirshhorn Giants

Hirshhorn Giants
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Popcorn


Popcorn
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 Tunnel Flower

Tunnel Flower
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The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour
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Take Off 2005 (2)


Take Off 2005 (2)
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Take Off 2005


Take Off 2005
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 Red Laura

Red Laura
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Fallen Star

Fallen Star
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Faith in Winter

Faith in Winter
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Cat Winter Sun


Cat Winter Sun
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 Disappearing Seag...

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Industrial Detail...

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Industrial Detail...

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Cut Glass Door I


Cut Glass Door I
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 Bicycle in Shadow...

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Urban Mountain Ra...

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Sunset Serenade; ...


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Sunrise


Sunrise
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 Emile the canary

Emile the canary
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Bio

Greetings!

Photography started out as the only sociable activity I really enjoyed at boarding school, and soon helped cover leisure expenses in college, where I spent nights in the darkroom and much of my free time shooting for the college newspaper and yearbook. My hobby had me dreaming of greatness, when an art school photographer friend dissuaded me from considering photography as a career move. So I framed my French undergrad diploma and went to work in a sawmill as a lumber inspector. At least I didn't starve to death, which is presumably what happened to my photo buddy, since I never heard from him again.

Fast forward 15 years. I'm living in Paris, and congratulating myself on my astute choice of undergraduate degree. My third French employer looks like a keeper. My Canon A-1, eternally loaded with Ilford B&W film, sits unused, relegated to a closet by my wife, family, two kids - by life. One day I realized I could scan the negatives to CD, then recycle images on the family web site. Suddenly all my old habits cropped up anew: pausing in mid-stride to stare intently at interesting perspectives, stepping in unmentionable stuff while scrutinizing urban vistas, etc. A basic digital Point&Shoot showed up in my pocket. With photo DSC_9999 not far off, and armed with volumes of facts from various photo forums, I threw financial caution to the wind and acquired an advanced bridge camera, complete with teleconverter, external flash, etc. I was hooked.

Which brings me to BetterPhoto. I casually mentioned my intent to start a Gallery if I ever made Finalist. This took months, due to stiff competition, but September 2004 brought victory! So, remembering my promise, I'm putting a bit of my work on display and helping maintain BetterPhoto. Here's hoping I can give back as much to members as I've received from them. Thanks, guys and gals!

A bientôt,

Christian

PS: More of my work can be found in my online workspace, here!

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