While we were in Paris, one of our assignments was to rephotograph a famous image shot in Paris. I chose to do this one by Erwin Blumenfeld because I thought it was gorgeous. It was the definition of my premonition of Paris, beautiful, glamorous, and free. Paris is like that, but in the beginning of the trip I was so overwhelmed by tourists that I couldn’t see that at first.
I chose to recreate the opposite of this image because the second and third days were the opposite of what I expected. I was overwhelmed by tourists, stress, exhaustion and heat. It didn’t seem as free as I thought it would be.
Of course, after I made this image, my view changed. I was able to find the beauty in it, the quiet moments that make Paris what it is.