I have fifteen months worth of Tuileries rocks embedded in my shoes. I greatly miss the narrative of Haussmann architecture in the background of daily walks- many alone, many shared– all memorable. I love that I am accustomed to letting my hair go naturally, and just adding lipstick. Street-wandering and garden-strolling as if the whole of Paris was my palace is a feeling I will always return to with so much gratitude. I can't believe the things I've seen.
Because every day felt alive to me, living in Paris presented this tension: wanting to savor, yet allowing that experience to be that experience in the midst of the pull to bottle it up in some way. Having too many of these experiences to count, I eventually made the decision to take only deliberate, meaningful photographs with my DSLR, relinquishing the quick snaps to my iPhone.
I have shared some of the professional images here available for purchasefor you to stay inspired and dreaming from your own space. These photographs remind me of newness, risk, leaving, learning, and enchantment. I hope this city tugs on you in some way through the images, or at least encourages you to visit. It changed my life.
You are also welcome to peek into my experience via video here. I dedicate it to my comrades who have spent time in this city and have become as attached to it–in heart– as I am.