“Paris in Black & White” at Base Camp

The public is invited to the opening reception for Base Camp Coffee Shop’s new art exhibit, “Paris in Black & White,” on Bastille Day, Tuesday, July 14 from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibit will highlight the black and white photography of Tom Groenfeldt, who has enjoyed photographing France and its people since his first visit in 1977.

While he enjoys landscape and architectural photographs, his favorite pursuit is street photography exemplified by the French photographers Robert Doisneau and Henry Cartier-Bresson and American photographers Gary Winogrand and Elliot Erwitt. With bustling streets, cafes, parks, bookstalls and bakeries, the opportunities to capture people interacting and enjoying life in French cities abound.

“I find it a constant challenge to observe carefully, anticipate and then try to capture an image of an individual or, even better, several people moving into position around each other,” said Groenfeldt.

Groenfeldt spends his summer in Door County and lives in Paterson, NJ where he works as a reporter for the Bergen Record, reviewing photography shows in New York.

Base Camp Coffee Bar is located at 10904 Highway 42, Sister Bay. For more information call 920.854.7894.