Antibes Lunch Menu (1995)
Black & white photograph (Giclée) by Michael Whitaker


  • Black & white photograph (Giclée), Paper
  • From a limited edition of 100
  • Size: 13 × 19 × 0.02 in (unframed) / 12.13 × 18.14 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the back

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Michael Whitaker

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Artist's description:

This is a 1995 photograph of a young male swinging on a sidewalk rail adjacent to a menu for a restaurant in Antibes, France. On the right side of the image is a marquee with a light fixture created from a kitchen pan. The ad inside the pan announces the Special of the Day is Pork Chops Grilled in Herbs for the price of 50 French Francs. On the post below the pan is a placard delineating the Lunch Menu includes one choice of entree (egg mayonnaise or tomato or jam sauce) plus Todays Special, in addition to 1/4 wine or 1/2 mineral water, all for the net amount of 63 French Francs. I do not recall if the shop on the left was a photography store but the ads in the window, from top to bottom, are for Nikon, Leica and Rollei. The boy was accompanied by adults just outside the frame, who consented for me to take the photo when I inquired, "S'il vous plait?" as I gestured with my camera toward the boy. Consequently, the boy knew I was capturing his photograph, which explains the somewhat bashful expression on his face. My attention was drawn to trip the shutter because I imagined this street scene may have appealed to Robert Doisneau, one of my photography heroes.

Materials used:

This photograph was created from a Kodak Tri-X negative scanned with a Nikon Super Coolscan 8000 and processed via Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop before being printed as a giclee on archival 100% cotton rag fine art paper.

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