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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On 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.

--Jaime Marconette

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