Roaming Paris – Beyonce 2003
In Sept 2003 I was with a friend at the Champagne Bar at the Galerie Lafayette department store in Paris. The bar is located on the second or third floor in the women’s department. After we downed several flutes of Dom Perignon and Cristal, the relaxed and quiet atmosphere was disrupted by a rush of people. Maybe 10 or 15 people walked by. They stopped nearby and then we noticed that the cause of the commotion was Beyonce. She began trying on clothes. There were no paparazzi to be seen. They were kept away. And there was I with my camera. As we continued to drink the champagne, I started taking photos of Beyonce from about 25 feet. Maybe 30 photos total. A sip of champagne, a shot of Beyonce. And so it went.
You should know that these photos have NEVER been shown. Apologies for the blurriness. Using a point and shoot camera. (Also note that I previously stated the photos were taken in 2004. They were taken in 2003.)
A few days later, I was looking at Paris Match magazine and there was Beyonce on the front cover wearing the same jacket while attending a fashion show in Milan!