13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Honorable Mention, Views Beyond the Peninsula
"London Street, 2001"
By Jordy Mont-Reynaud
About Jordy Mont-Reynaud
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a trip to London in Summer 2001, Stanford senior Jordy Mont-Reynaud
was fascinated by the city's cultural diversity. As he sat having
lunch, Mont-Reynaud, 20, noticed the window across the street
presenting past idols of the West.
"I was struck by this huge mix of cultures," Mont-Reynaud
said of his trip. "And
this really represented the feeling I got of London."
Mont-Reynaud knew he wanted to photograph the window, but waited for the perfect
subject to enter his frame. When the Middle-Eastern man crossed in front of the
window, Mont-Reynaud raised his 35 mm for the shot.
He chose to enter this particular photo due to its emotional impact.
"It just stood out. It really captured how I felt about this situation," Mont-Reynaud
said, referring to his experience in London's melting-pot.
Mont-Reynaud, who was born and raised in Palo Alto, is a Symbolic Systems major
at Stanford. His interest in photography developed toward the end of high school
and he is currently involved in an independent photo project documenting artists
of the French modern circus.