I take pictures of what I’m interested in–things that are inspirational, fashionable, intriguing, and meaningful. From the sad looking man on the metro to the Parisian fashionistas, something about each person and scene I photograph engages me, and teaches me what it is to be human. With a loyalty to the frame, I take pictures to capture the statements that people make, and the minutiae of our lives.
Thanks so much for liking my post! It gave me incentive to visit your blog and I’m so happy I did. I love your photos and I admire the confidence you have to just walk up to people and ask to take their picture. It’s also really cool the stories you put behind the photos – the ones you write and the ones you are amazingly able to catch with just the camera. Great work. Follow Back? 🙂 http://revolutionarybeauty.wordpress.com/
Wow I am instantly obsessed with your site…You should include the Follow widget so I can get emails when you post something new! You have some great shots in here!
Got you that bloglovin AND follow me button bidness goin on now! Thanks for the suggestion, didn’t know how to do it before! Mutually obsessed–
Your blog is fantastic, your photographs are fantastic and I am assuming you, by association, are fantastic.
furthermore, i’m assuming by your fantastic comment that….yOUU..are as well..fantastic???!:P
If you say so…I must be! 😉 But all fantastic-ness aside, I really love your ideas and photos. Thanks for sharing the way you see the world!
Do you really just go up to strangers and ask to take their photo? And do they (almost always) say yes? That’s amazing. I can’t even imagine even trying to do that. Oh and beyond lovely photos too!:)
Ha I do. Sometimes it’s pretty rough, and the old lady you ask to photograph thinks you’re trying to kidnap her, but most of the time they say yes! phewie!
As a photographer (amateur one) I also find stories in every moment – and with people, it’s even MORE interesting how they can reveal quite a bit of character without knowing it! Well done in capturing their personalities in a single shot! You have inspired me to take more photos of PEOPLE! 🙂
AHHH i know what you mean about people being so telling! it’s amazing and i love it. People photos are my favorite kind of photos. Go get ’em, tell me how it goes!!
Your “about” section is a little polaroid-in-time of you as well 🙂 Recently while getting a pedicure there was another woman present and after a glass of wine she and I started talking, I mentioned wanting to learn more about the art of photography and she said “It’s easy, put what you love in the frame” … I’ve carried that with me as I think it applies to any medium of expression. The translation of what you love and others seeing it … that’s the icing on the cake.
Beautiful photos. Beautiful people of Paris – it doesn’t get much better!
Love your photos. i think you have captured the spirit of Paris very well.
Thanks for the glimpse of Paris! I was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine and have yet to travel back to my roots. I cherish every little glimpse of the Parisian life style that I can get and I am so happy to have found your blog!
You are most welcome. Where do you live now? I’m sure Paris misses you!
Love, Love Love your Blog!
I was so happy to find your blog. I love Paris (and your always interesting photos!) I hope it’s okay to comment here, but I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Here’s my post about it, with a link to your site: http://4chicks.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/kreativ-blogger-award/.
AHH! What an honor! Thank you! I loved reading your “acceptance” post, will be working on mine in the days to come!
this is absolutely lovely. i just silently creep on people and try to describe them to the world later… it’s brilliant to see you connect with them personally. i’m basking. inspiring work!
hahah I do a good deal of that too! It just must be done
Hey, I just wanted to stop by and say that I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Totally Deserved! http://revolutionarybeauty.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/one-lovely-blog-award/
a year late, but THANK you lovefromlilacs this is still very touching:)
It’s okay haha 🙂 I’m glad that you received the nomination – whether a year ago or now.
Wow, I love your photos! I can’t seem to capture the interesting people I see here in Paris (they move too fast, I’m a bad photographer, etc.) but your photos are fantastic. Can’t wait to see more!
It is hard to capture exactly what you see or want in such a fast paced city, or even a slow paced city, but you’re not a bad photographer! It’s just about having the mind and spirit to see things that touch you, and then a lot of time and luck to capture it;)
Thanks for stopping in, will keep the photos comin!
I love the explanation of your work – such a beautiful idea – to understand life through your lens.
you have an amazing eye. i really love your blog and what seems to be your life.
thank you! i try to keep it real in life muahah. Glad you like it!:)
Love your photos!
Thank you!!! 😀
Love your pictures! very inspirational. i cant wait to follow you. i hope in return youll find some inspiration also by tuning into my own blog. its a work in progress as i started like 3 days ago. stay tuned and maybe lemme know what you think!
Your pictures are so inspirational!
Please check out my blog and let’s follow each other! 😉 xx
FASHO thanks for leavin your love! 😀
New follower. I really dig your photos. A lot of them seem personal in a sense. I mean, you photograph strangers and you don’t seem picky on photographing people who rock a particular style, which is great. So from that, I get this sense of comfort from the person being photographed…? I’m sorry if that doesn’t make sense.
Aside from my not-so-clear compliment, great blog! I hope to see many more fantastic photos!
Also, would you mind giving me some C&C on some of my photos? I take photos of just random things I do, but I don’t have–I don’t seem to have a particular style so many of my photos lack a sort of flow.
Thank you very much! That’s a huge compliment…of course every photographer wants to establish a certain style/aesthetic, so I’m glad that you say that about my photographs.. It’s funny because I wouldn’t say I’m necessarily aware of this “sense of comfort” when I’m shooting, but as a person I feel like your comment reflects my attitudes about people and the world…if THAT makes sense;)
Visiting your blog now! Thanks for sharing your thoughts:)
I love the way you capture your world. There are some fantastic photo’s on your blog. Thanks for sharing.
Just followed. I love all of your photos and this beautiful blog of yours. There’s something so real about the photographs you capture. I absolutely love it and its so fascinating to me.
Thanks Jessica, it’s always so nice to hear:)
Will be sure to stop by your blog, can’t wait!
Hello, I recently knew your blog ! I love it ! I live in France and I’m actually starting a blog also (since 3 days ago) I would love to ask you something ! When you take photos , do you ask people’s permission to post ? Is it hard to get a yes ? Please leave me a comment in order to clear this thought ! sorry if its a lame question ! wish you a geat week ! @frenchiemag on TT
Hi frenchiemag! Great to connect! Thanks for stopping in and asking!
It really depends on the subject and from what perspective I’m trying to take the photo. I’ve found that asking beforehand can often ruin the shot that I’m trying to take, as it inevitably becomes much more controlled, contrived, or uptight. But I do ask permission a lot of the time, ESPECIALLY if I’m taking a portrait where the subject is looking into the lens. Otherwise, I try to stay as inconspicuous as possible so that I can actually take the photo I want to take (mostly for documentary photography type photos i.e. candid life and moments). Hope this helps! XD
Hey Isabel, I love your blog and just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Here’s the link my post: http://styleandinfluence.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/versatile-blogger-award/
Wow, thank you Nikki! 😀 I’m so happy you like my blog and am flattered about the nomination! Much ❤
Your blogg is awesome, i love it.
Awesome blog! Your photos are amazing. And I really want your studded jacket.
Hi there! Wanted to inquire re: requesting to reprint a photo for a “free” pdf guide on Paris:
Hey Robin, sounds awesome! Is it possible to be credited in this guide, and also to reserve rights of the photo? Thanks for lettin me know– would love to see it!