Enjolras’ Instagram is gorgeous.
Shots of Paris in a thousand different lights, cold and dreary in February captioned ‘wonderful for a book and cup of coffee’. Gardens alive on a June night, location set to ‘mon cour’. The university riseing above notes, shots of buildings, roads, graffitii, churches and cafes. Small notices about a protest, or bill, always tagged protectparis
And its very impersonal, never a selfie or a photo of a friend, but its very beautiul- the love the photographer holds for the ciy is palpitable,
And then it begins to change
There are still phtoos pf Paris, still shots from protests, but now there are also people. First a weathered hand holding a cup of coffee on a rainy day, tagged ‘wonderful conversation, wonderful coffee’. Then a cafe window lit up in the dark with a poet tagged. A man holding a notebook in the famous libraries of the university. A diffrent man smiling holding a bouquet of tri colored flowers.
Names begin to apear over and over - Courfeyrac, Jehan, Grantarie, Combeferre, Bosset, and many more
Photos from game nights, pincincs, rallies begin to apear and it is still beautiful. It its still clear that the the photographer loves Paris- but now it is clear that he loves others as well, friends and lovers and humans- that people are as beloved as places and ideas, that there is a person behind the camera.