Blueprint: Hotel in Pigalle

 

Hotel in Pigalle, Paris, November 2010

 

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Blueprint: Parisian Architecture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These images are taken from a blueprint contact sheet.

As the title of the post suggests, both are from Paris. The image on the left is the comparison between artificial and natural shapes, seemingly the spiral staircase – structure – order, the  tree – nature – chaos. The image on the right is a backstreet of Paris.


Touristes à la Tour Eiffel

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In November, it was my first time visiting the city of Paris.

The air of classic swagger was compelling more than repulsing, the streets were filled with bodies of humble and outrageous type, but a pleasurable mix in the right culture. I immediately grew fond of this naturalistic presentation of Paris it felt timely and charming. Staying in a side street hotel was representative of a different era, which should always be a welcomed thing. Paris seemed to be indulged in a manner of modernisation within the past.

Of course, to visit Paris, was to visit the Eiffel Tower.

With my girlfriend, her Nikon D700 on my shoulder, and becoming progressively of thought of the people around me, I went on to photograph. The slideshow shows my interest in this group of tourists. Obviously there for the same reason as I, I became interested in there travelling community. Snaking through the queue, and getting opportunities to photograph, I got my shots. Being able to use such a high ISO meant being unobtrusive and simply integrating within the public, no flash, no attention.

Not usually working in this way, it felt good not to have the pressure of normally working this way, I could document how I wanted to. I got some other shots of the trip to the Eiffel, but my interest lay with this selective of tourists.