Bernd Rieve
Bernd Rieve

Brighton, Australia

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Watercolour on 300 gsm paper

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Ever seen the French engage in their favorite sport - apart, that is, from football/soccer where they're no doubt about to claim the biggest prize of them all?
I'm of course talking about fishing/angling, or rather their version thereof. You see,
unlike Anglosaxons,the Gauls are far more into flavour than size.
Which is to say, it doesn't matter what's at the end of the line, as long as it has fins and a pulse of sorts. Into the pot it goes.
Recently-deceased Swiss photographer Sabine Weiss caught this scene on the bank the Seine in the nineteenfifties.
Wouldn't be surprised if they tried their luck in the puddle behind them next. Imagine the size fish.

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#France, #fishing, #people, #watercolour
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