Analog life in Paris' Latin Quarter
Paris is beautiful. It has many hidden places and will always surprise you. I’ve lived in Paris for many years now. I prefer to show you something intimate and far from the cliché places. Paris is known for the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysées, and the Haussman buildings. I want to show the other side of Paris.
Here is the list of the places I photographed: Le Marais, Gare du Nord, Jardin des Tuileries, Jardin du Luxembourg, Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. The set was shot with an analog camera, FM2 or Canonet. I like the ambiance and timeless aspect of the pictures.
Right now I am finishing a book of analog photographs of Sri Lanka.
Preparing a four-week trip to South America next summer.
The Latin Quarter is like a little village. I’m lucky as I live three minutes away from the pedestrian street Rue Mouffertard, where Edgar Allan Poe and other famous artists lived. Here you can find delicious cheese, vegetables, fruits and almost anything else you’d need. There is a cute little place with a fountain where you can sip some red wine.
Get up and drink coffee from the roaster at the end of my street. Meet with a friend for brunch at Café Léa. Go walk to Mouffetard street and travel the side streets to Le Jardin des Plantes. There are many things to visit here: La Ménagerie (a nice zoo) to see the firefox, the giant greenhouses that feel like a jungle, and two museums. Afterward, enjoy a mint tea at La Grande Mosquée de Paris.
There is always something new to discover or to visit!
It’s always crowded. It’s difficult to find a quiet place.
When it’s sunny, the parks and terraces of cafes are really crowded. It’s very difficult to find a free spot.