PARIS, IN DE­TAIL

Lonely Planet (UK) - - Our Year Of Discovery - Adri­enne Pitts, pho­tog­ra­pher @hel­lopoe

My travel high­light… was pho­tograph­ing a stor y on the flâneur (a wanderer who ob­ser ves the city around her) in Paris. The weather was not on my side, with near- con­stant heavy rain, so the con­di­tions pre­sented a cre­ative chal­lenge. How do you shoot one of the most pho­tographed cities in the world through the eyes of one who ob­ser ves it on their daily wan­der­ings? For me the an­swer was to fo­cus on the mo­ments that some­one am­bling along in their own world might see: a slant of light; shad­ows; lit­tle cor­ners; and per­spec­tives that blur­ring your eyes a bit (or peer­ing through the rain) might re­veal (en.paris­info.com). My low mo­ment… was tr ying in vain to dr y out rain-soaked shoes with one of those lit­tle ho­tel hairdry­ers be­fore set­ting out to shoot sun­rise. In 2019 I am most ex­cited about… mak­ing plans to re­turn to Latin Amer­ica, a place ver y close to my heart.

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