Paris Monochrome

Two years ago, almost to the day, we were in Paris and lucked out as we discovered an Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit at Centre Pompidou. This visit inspired a blog post with monochrome images taken around Paris. Armed with a new camera and a new set of editing tools I kept this in mind while in Paris this time around. 

Paris has an old fashioned charm which lends itself to monochrome images. It is an emotional link to the past and often when we think of the past and history it is in black and white. It makes the images timeless. I find myself concentrating on other parts of the image. It is in everything from composition, focal point and gradients from black to white. 

When walking around the streets of Paris I think of the millions of people who have visited here over the years and throughout history. It is a humbling feeling, yet exhilarating and I hope to have made a small contribution into documenting "life in Paris" for a few days in April 2016.  

Nerd info: (term stolen from Danish Photographer Jonas Rask). The images are captured with a Fujifilm X-Pro2. RAW compressed files are processed using Lightroom 6 with the new Fujifilm ACROS film simulation