Paris Observations

Based on the ideas of the Flâneur, an urban wanderer first described by Charles Baudelaire in the mid-1800’s who would roam the streets observing the changing urban environment surrounding him, I roam the streets of Paris in mid February 2022 observing the environment that I encounter. The use of black and white film to capture the world I see was inspired by an exhibition I had seen a few days earlier at the Institut du Monde Arabe about the photographer Raymond Depardon, showcasing black and white photographs of his taken in Algeria between 1961 and 2019.

boules corner

legs and wheels

line building

looking down

sitters

street reflection 2

street reflection

tree chair

tree shadow

waiting

white flicker

woman running

zebra crossing