Paris, often the people more than the place, has long been a photographer’s paradise. The colour and beautiful landmarks such as those in my previous post, Getting an Eiffel, often take centre stage. Equally delightful, are the little things. The hefty price tag for a table on a crowded terrace, is often a small price to pay for ring-side seats to the great people-watching spectacle. Great heroes of mine have often portrayed a romantic and exciting image of vibrant Parisian streets.
I thumbed through a book in one brasserie, which showcased the work of Doisneau, Bresson and Sieff among others. Paris Mon Amour now rests on my bookshelf, as I was so inspired by the images inside that I immediately bought a copy. Admittedly, I was a little disheartened that the images were so sublime, but I think it’s always good to be able to reference what you want to aspire to, and the photographs within its pages certainly do that.
I’d love to create my own book one day, full of intense images of interesting and dynamic people. A collection of all of the wonderful faces I’ve seen along the way. My very own book of faces! Talking of which, if you’d like to connect with me on Facebook that would be great. Some of you already have and I love seeing all of your amazing work and being inspired. Bon soir!