The summer of 2012 was special.
I lived in the city of my dreams, rediscovered an old passion and surrendered to my new love
We formed a perfect love square.
Me, Romain, Paris and my old Hasselblad camera.
I breath the air of my favorite French photographers and of the ones who chose to call it home.
Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau, Atget, Lartigue, Brassaï, Kertész…
With these photos I built my own.
This is the day of the big national party in France, where a big parade sets place in the Champs Élysée. The army shows their power and the people go out to watch and applaud. Like my husband on the balcony taking photos of the army´s old airplanes. This photo reminds me of a war scene, and its a tribute to my favourite photographers who went to war.
Walking in the Parc Monceau, my favourite park in Paris, I see this beautiful roses growing on their English-style garden, that you only see in the summer and spring, with the Roman columns in the background. It reminded me of one of Claude Monet’s painting of the park.
My favourite corner of the Parc Monceu is this small lake, with Roman columns, the pigeons, ducks and the tree in the middle. It has a surreal feeling to it and I was inspired by the surrealism of the photographer Eugène Atget.
The summer in Paris invites to be out in the open air. And scenes like this one are beautifully common. Kids climbing trees on the Parc Monceau. It reminded me of how I always loved Robert Doisneau’s photos of the little Parisians.
A charming corner, typically Parisian, behind the Notre-Dame Cathedral. I loved the duality of the bikes, on the street and building. Paris for two.
Le Pic Nic
One of the best things in the summer are the pic-nics. In Paris, on the Champ-de-Mars, in front of the Eiffe Tower we celebrated a sunny day with friends.
A boat cruise in the river Seine is definitely of my favorite things to do in Paris. The best buildings of the city are all towards the river, and crossing the bridges is breathtaking. Two years later this is how we got married.
The view of the Eiffel Tower from a ferris wheel that is set up only in the summer at the Jardin des Tuileries.
The view of the Louvre Museum from a ferris wheel that is set up only in the summer at the Jardin des Tuileries.
The view of the rooftops and the Basilique Sacré Cœur de Montmartre from a ferris wheel that is set up only in the summer.
Photos taken with black and white 120mm film
Negatives digitalized on high quality for digital print
Printed digitally on Fineart quality (Inkjet on Canson Rag mat paper)
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