When I first developed an interest in photography (about 6 or 7 years ago) I brought my camera with me everywhere I went. After a while, however, my new fascination turned into a bit of a burden. I started to feel like it was becoming hard to ‘live’ in the moment because I was always preoccupied trying to ‘capture’ it instead. After that realization I decided I would only bring my camera out for planned photo shoots that surrounded something I specifically want to capture. In other words, something really has to catch my eye in order for me to shoot it. In most cases, this revolves around the combination of two elements: Bright lights and dark skies.
If there is one place on Earth that can fulfill this formula, it’s Paris. The city glows with lights to illuminate their monuments and cafés. I felt like a kid in a candy store during my visit there last week. I kept my camera and tripod handy while my wife and I walked around exploring the city. As soon as dusk hit, I couldn’t help but to pull my camera out and start shooting. I could have honestly spent a month there shooting all the cobblestone side streets, corner cafés and glowing monuments. It really is a good looking city.