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Paris in Photos Pt. I

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It's true. Paris is a remarkable city. After all of these years, I really didn't know what to expect when I first booked my flight with Chantel. Sure, I studied traditional French cuisine in culinary school (oh yeah, I did that, bet you didn't know I used to cook before photos) and was fascinated with their architecture but, nothing can really prepare you for France or Europe in general, especially when you've lived in the states your whole life. 


 

The only place I have been outside of the U.S., aside from France now, is Canada, and Japan. Japan was beautiful but I only got to see Tokyo, which to me, was very modern for the most part. That European, antique aesthetic was something that truly awed me when I first arrived in Paris. I couldn't believe how old and detailed all of the buildings were.

 

 Rolleiflex 2.8E, shot on film 

Rolleiflex 2.8E, shot on film 

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The streets were constantly busy; people were out and about, going out to eat, grabbing coffee, smoking on the terraces, or doing some shopping. I also found the fashion to be so different from that of the Pacific Northwest attire. Here, the girls were wearing cute coats, fishnet leggings underneath rolled up baggy jeans, cute tops, light makeup, and messy hair buns. Oh, and I mustn't forget the Stan Smith's that everyone was rocking. 

In addition to everyone being absolutely on point with their getup, every corner was just one photo opportunity after another. I went from architecture to people constantly. It was photography heaven, this place is so photogenic, it's really just not fair to the rest of the world.

 

 

The other thing I also really loved about Paris was the underground stations. Each one had a different color scheme which I thought was interesting. Some even had fluorescent lights in different colors displayed throughout them. It was tough to capture at times because of the low light condition but luckily I was carrying around some fixed, high aperture lenses with me. 

 


I found so much beauty in the streets of Paris. I couldn't concentrate on one thing, it was damn near impossible. I really wish I could consolidate all of my images into one blog post but that is truly impossible. For now, I will leave you with the rest of these compiled photos from my first few days of strolling through Paris. Stay tuned for the next set!

 Rolleiflex 2.8E, shot on film. 

Rolleiflex 2.8E, shot on film. 

 Rolleiflex 2.8E, shot on film. 

Rolleiflex 2.8E, shot on film.