Guy Le Querrec

Guy Le Querrec: his photography is so phenomenal; words escape me.


Photography is an ambiguous challenge to chance. – Guy Le Querrec

A photographer is an acrobat treading the high wire of chance, trying to capture shooting stars. – Guy Le Querrec

Take pictures forces me to be more curious about life. – Guy Le Querrec

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My other favorite photos of Guy:

14th-15th arrondissement. Boulevard de Vaugirard. Place Bienvenue. Montparnasse-Bienvenue, train station.
Marines celebrating the end of their national service
Friday 20th April, 1973.

FRANCE. Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region. Var department. Near Saint-Tropez.
Tuesday 27th July, 1976.
FRANCE. Languedoc-Roussillon region. Pyrenees-Orientales department. Village of Argeles-Sur-Mer, Camping. Sunday 1st August, 1976.
FRANCE. Languedoc-Roussillon region. Pyrenees-Orientales department. Town of Argeles-Sur-Mer. On the beach. Sunday 1st August, 1976.
Bouches-du-Rhône department.
The American jazz musician Charles MINGUS (bass player), leaving Marseille-Marignane’s airport, the day after the concert of the CHARLIE MINGUS QUARTET in Chateauvallon.
The quartet includes the American jazz musicians : Ricky FORD (saxophone) , Jack WALRATH, (trumpet), Danny MIXON, (piano) and Dannie RICHMOND, (drum).
Thursday 19th August, 1976.
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17th arrondissement. Place de la Porte Maillot Palais des Congrès. Centre international de Paris.
Friday 9th March, 1979.
FRANCE. Paris. 9th arrondissement. 10, boulevard de Montmartre. Studio of the “Musée Grévin”.
The French singer Serge GAINSBOURG (right) near his wax statue, realized by sculptor Daniel DRUET (left).
The sculpture will be used during the “Gala de l’Union”, for the celebration of his platinum record.
Saturday 2nd May, 1981.
FRANCE. Paris. Palais de l’Elysee, 55-57 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore. 8th arrondissement.
Music room. Fourth sitting. In the centre: President of the French Republic François MITTERRAND. On the right: paying a visit, François MITTERRAND’s wife Danielle, followed by Nil, their labrador. Monday March 8th 1982, between 11.30am and 12.30pm.
CHINA. Province of Sichuan. Xindu. Monastery of BAO GUANG (Divine Light). Buddhist temple. On the wall: inscription symbolizing happiness, which the visitors, with their eyes shut, try to touch in the center in order to gain happiness. Friday 27th April 1984.
8th arrondissement. 7 Rue Saint-Florentin. Jean Patou couture house, designer Christian LACROIX.
Last fittings before the presentation of the winter collection 1985-1986 at the Pavillon Gabriel on the Monday 22nd. Selection of shoes.
Friday 19th July, 1985. Between 5.00pm and 7.00pm.
FRANCE. Seine Saint-Denis Department. Town of Epinay Sur Seine. At the film Studios, in a film set created by Alexandre TRAUNER, reproducing New York jazz club the “Birdland”. Make up touch up before the shooting of a scene : in the center Dexter GORDON (tenor saxophone), on the right Freddie HUBBARD (trumpet), in the background, Ron CARTER (bass). Tuesday 20th August, 1985.
IVORY COAST. Sunday 19th October, 1986. The Malagasy singer Rajaofara MALALATIANA named “Lalatiana” in a bus between Yamoussoukro and Abidjan. Listeners prize winner “Prix des auditeurs” of the annual song contest “Découvertes 86” organised by “Radio France Internationale” (RFI),the International French Radio.
USA. South Dakota. 1990.
Big Foot Memorial Ride.
MALI. Timbuktu. Sunday 18th September, 1988. During the long distance car “Raid 88-Renault 19” from Conakry to the North Cape. Tuareg women singing.
8th arrondissement. 252 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré. Salle Pleyel, concert hall.
The American jazz musician Jimmy LYONS (saxophones) in his dressing room, before the sound check for his concert with the CECIL TAYLOR NEW UNIT.
The band includes the following American jazz musicians : Cecil TAYLOR (piano)
Jimmy LYONS (saxophones) William PARKER (double bass) Rachid BAKR (drum).
Friday 6th November, 1981
SPAIN. Nueva Castilla region. La Mancha. Village of Campo Criptana. Tuesday 28th September, 1971.
FRANCE. Brittany. Finistere Nord department. Town of Plouescat. Kernic Bay. During horse races. At low tide the bay is used as a racecourse. Sunday 5th August, 1973.
FRANCE. Paris. 9th arrondissement 8, rue du Faubourg Montmartre. ” Le Palace.” night club.
The third Thursday in Lent on the theme of the 7 capital sins. Illustration of the lust.
Thursday 13th March, 1980.
Pontoon of the Carlton Hotel.
Preparation of the reception for the movie “The man with Bogart’s face”, directed by Robert DAY.
Wednesday 14th May, 1980.
FRANCE. Île-de-France region. Yvelines department. Train deposit in Trappes. Break during the rehearsal of the show. Opera “Le plus bel âge de la vie” The best moment in life by the French musician Nicolas FRIZE with the Théâtre de l’Unité”. Saturday 5th June, 1982.
Christmas Eve in a family.
Saturday 24th December, 1983.
Afrique de l’Ouest. Mali. Gao, Hôtel Atlantide. 20ème jour du “Raid 88 – Renault 19 / Conakry – Cap Nord”. Mercredi 21 septembre 1988
USA. South Dakota. 1990.
Big Foot Memorial Ride.
Friday, December 28, 1990. 14th day of the journey.
24 mile distance; from Red Owl Springs to the Wounded Knee Massacre site.
Pow Wow at the Porcupine gymnasium following the initiative of Severt Young Bear ( l’AIM. American Indian Movement Wounded Knee site in 1973).
Pow Wow in honnor of the riders and Russel Heans’ returning to his village.
FRANCE. Paris. 10th arrondissement. 10 Rue de l’Echiquier. Backstage, during the show “Erotic aux nues”. Last representations before the closing, on July 12, 1979. Saturday 7th July, 1979.
8th arrondissement. “Théâtre des Champs-Elysées” theater and concert hall.
Playing bass, the American jazz musician Charles MINGUS.
During the concert Johnny COLES had a stomac perforation and was transported to the hospital. The Sextet became a quintet. His trumpet laid on a chair until the end of the concert.
Wednesday 17th April,1964.
8th arrondissement. 252 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré. “Salle Pleyel” concert hall.
Before the concert of the Elvin JONES Trio including : Elvin JONES (drum), Jimmy GARRISON (bass), Joe FARRELL (saxophone,clarinet,flute,oboe).
From left to right :
The American jazz musician Elvin JONES with Jimmy GARRISON’s wife : Roberta ESCAMILLA GARRISON (dance).
Wednesday 6th November 1968.
FRANCE. Paris. 9th arrondissement. Olympia Concert Hall. Thursday, March 25th 1969.
The American singer Nina SIMONE.
Afrique de l’Ouest. Guinée (Guinée-Conakry). Kissidougou, près du marché. 3ème jour du “Raid 88 – Renault 19 / Conakry-Cap Nord”. Jeudi 1er septembre 1988.
USA. South Dakota. Big Foot Memorial Ride.
One hundred years after the assasination of Sitting Bull during the Wounded Knee massacre; by the avenging American army, on December 29, 1890 in South Dakota; The Sioux Indians follow the traces of their ancestors for the last time on the Big Foot trail.
Thursday, December 20, 1990. 6th day of the journey.
15 mile distance; traveling from Lloyd Jentzen Ranch, situated 9 miles south of Lantry, to Cherry Creek, on the Cheyenne River reservation.
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Tuesday, December 25, 1990. 11th day of the journey.
32 mile distance; from Big Foot Pass to Red Water Creek.
The riders form a prayer circle upon arrival at the Red Water Creek campsite.
NIGER. Baleyara. 70 km east from Niamey. At the market, meeting point for merchants from Niger and Nigeria. Sunday 4th April, 1993. Around 12.00am.
BURKINA FASO. Province of Poni.
Lobi country, in the area of Gaoua.
Small village of Bouli (Birifor ethnic group).
Near Tilbété Palenfo’s home, who is in charge of the village administration.
Before the last funeral, “Kodan”, of Koundiema Hien, taking place in the nearby house.
Monday 2nd March, 1998, afternoon.
13th day of the journey
A 26 miles ride from Red Water Creek to Red Owl Springs in Pine Ridge reservation.
Arrival at the Red Owl Springs campsite.
Thursday 27th December, 1990. Around 4.00pm.
Tuesday December 18, 1990. Fourth day of the journey.
A rest-day at the Harry V Johnson Cultural center of Eagle Butte on the Cheyenne River reservation.
Dinner given in honnor of the riders with participation of friends and family.
USA. South Dakota. Big Foot Memorial Ride.
One hundred years after the assasination of Sitting Bull during the Wounded Knee massacre; by the avenging American army, on December 29, 1890 in South Dakota; The Sioux Indians follow the traces of their ancestors for the last time on the Big Foot trail.
Tuesday, December 18, 1990. 4th day of the journey.
A bald eagle, near Eagle Butte.
Monday December 17, 1990. 3rd day of the journey.
20 mile distance; from Bill Opp Ranch (Cheyenne River reservation), a few miles from Timber Lake to Green Grass.
Bill Opp Ranch.
Monday December 17, 1990. 3rd day of the journey.
20 mile distance; from Bill Opp Ranch (Cheyenne River reservation), a few miles from Timber Lake to Green Grass.
The riders rest after passing the Moreau River.
Monday December 17, 1990. 3rd day of the journey.
20 mile distance; from Bill Opp Ranch (Cheyenne River reservation), a few miles from Timber Lake to Green Grass.
Bill Opp Ranch. Packing up the camp.
FRANCE. Brittany region. North Finistère departement. Town of Plouneour-Trez. On the beach, near Brignogan-Plages. International meeting of the Evangelist Tziganes.
Thursday 16th August, 1973.
French jazz musicians, in the center in the mirror Daniel HUMAIR (drums), on the right in the mirror, Henri TEXIER (double bass), hidden behind him Jacques MAHIEUX (drums).
On the left, the leg, the arm and the saxophone of British jazz musician Evan PARKER.
Abbaye de l’Epau, the dressing room.
USA. Pennsylvania. From left to right: Glenn BARRAT (Sound engineer) in the charge of the Morning Star studios, Jef Lee JOHNSON (guitar) and French producer Jean ROCHARD.
Saturday 8th May, 2003.
Budapest. XIV Allatkerti ut 11.
Hydropatic establishment Széchenyi.
Monday 28th April, 1980.
FRANCE. Brittany. Nothern Coasts (became Armor Coasts since 27th Feb. 1990). On the speedboat making the shuttle between the Brehat Island and La Pointe de l Arcouest. Arrival of passengers from La Pointe de l Arcouest and those leaving the island. Thursday 14th August 1975.
11th day of the journey.
A 32 miles ride through the Badlands National Park. From Big Foot Pass (Haakou County) to Red Water Creek Pine Ridge reservation. Big Foot Pass campsite, before the departure.
Tuesday 25th December, 1990. Around 8.00am.
République Populaire du Congo. Brazzaville. Quartier de Poto-Poto, dans un restaurant à gauche, le bras de Walter ARAUJO (pianiste du chanteur Bernard LAVILLIERS) à droite, la main de Franck TENAILLE (journaliste). Dimanche 27 octobre 1985.
10th arrondissement. 7-9 rue des Petites Ecuries. New Morning concert hall.
From right to left : the Italian jazz musician Aldo ROMANO (drum), carrying the French jazz composer and pianist Michel PETRUCCIANI. The French jazz musicians Sébastien TEXIER (saxophone) son of Henri TEXIER and François CORNELOUP (saxophone) .
In the foreground,: a photograph of the American jazz drummer Ed BLACKWELL by Guy LE QUERREC
Monday 5th February, 1990.
Haut-Rhin department. Alsace Region. Town of Mulhouse. 39 rue de la Sinne. Theatre of the Sinne. 39, Rue de la Sinne.
In their dressing room, before the concert, the British jazz musicians from the “MIKE WESTBROOK ORCHESTRA.” From left to right : foreground, reflecting in the mirror : Ben DAVIS (cello), headless Chris BISCOE (saxophone), Paul Nieman(trombone). Background: Adrian LANE (trombone), Graham RUSSELL (trumpet).
Thursday 5th September, 1991.
USA. South Dakota. 1990.
Big Foot Memorial Ride.
7th day of the journey.
A 25 miles ride from Cherry Creek to Bridger, on the Cheyenne River reservation.
Arrival at Bridger, in the frozen Cheyenne River bed.
Friday 21th December, 1990. Around 3.00pm.
5th day of the journey, a 25 miles ride.
From Green Grass staging point to Lloyd Jentzen Ranch, located 9 miles south of Lantry, on the Cheyenne River reservation. Riders form a prayer circle and prepare their departure.
Wednesday 19th December, 1990. Around 10.0am.
Friday, December 21, 1990. 7th day of the journey.
25 mile distance; traveling from Cherry Creek to Bridger, on the Cheyenne River reservation.
Cherry Creek, Cheyenne River reservation.
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