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Paris in Color

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My work on Paris is largely photo driven. Either I'm sitting in archives poring over hundreds of old photos of the city or I'm walking the streets with these photos of Paris in hand and search to find what stands today. I call my way of working Forensic Photography wherein I'm constantly trying to bring old photos to life. Many bear no resemblance to present-day Paris and one must look hard to make the connection between old and new. Looking at storefronts accomplishes little. One must look up, to patterns of windows, balconies, roof lines, etc. There's where things begin to connect. Because of the nature of this work I have developed an acute visual sense of Paris. I think of myself as a walking eye where the most mundane can suddeny come alive. My camera is always at my side and I click in the most unexpected places.