France on Film: La Favorite
When visiting Paris in the summer of 2023, one of my photography goals was to get some nice film photos of Paris cafes. One cafe that I really wanted to photograph was La Favorite, which has an incredible floral display attached to the front of the cafe. There seems to be a recent trend in Paris to decorate cafes this way, and I visited over a dozen more with floral displays. La Favorite, however, was certainly my favorite.
I ended up visiting on two different days, and unfortunately never got the strong light that I was hoping for. Still, I’m happy with this photo which I took on my vintage Nikon FG with Kodak ColorPlus film:
I’ve resisted the temptation to over-saturate the colors on this photo. Most of the photos I see of this cafe have the pinks pushed to an almost electric level. Although film colors tend to be a bit more muted, I think this is a pretty accurate representation.