Parisian Gotham in Paris, France
When people think of Paris, they think of beautiful old buildings, magnificent churches and cathedrals, and of course the tower that shall not be named (It begins with E). Yet Paris is much more than this, of course the center of Paris is very close to the postcard-like opinion people have of it, but as soon as you distance yourself from the Seine, the Champs Elysee, you discover these massive urban expanses on the outskirts of the city. Beaugrenelle is one of these places. Located in the south of the city, it is a patchwork of different types of strange architecture. With this series of photographs, I wanted to show a lone traveller who is discovering these places for the first time. I decided upon using a very grainy and textured image to replicate what might be a CCTV camera, observing this solitary character as he wanders in this empty urban landscape.
Photographer and Musician
Finding the most original way to say something that has already been said
I’ve lived here for the past 4 years. I grew up in the countryside in south-west France, yet having spent my early childhood living in london, I’m a city person at heart. Paris is a city of opposites. It’s a great place to study, yet I never seemed to. It’s a relatively small city but there are always new things to discover. There is so much history and culture here but it also happens to be one of the most forward thinking cites in Europe.
It’s the perfect place to live if you are young and conflicted!
Waking up late, spending the morning eating, drinking coffee and watching rubbish tv. In the afternoon, go to the cinema, a museum, an exhibition or just walk around in my favorite areas of the city. In the evening meet some friends for a drink in one of our regular bars and see where the night goes from there!
There are so many cinemas here
Everything is so expensive (Oh, and the metro in the morning!)
Paris is really small (And people aren’t as rude or as smelly as people think!)
Dr. Jekell and Mr. Hyde (Does that count as one?)