While the world is chilled in thorns as the winter lingers, there is a little hint in the midst of fog, where someone shelters warmth from these empty streets. Yet slips through my consciousness, all that I can see is black and white. I belong to no repertoire, participate in no asylum, but I was thinking of ‘you’; bring ‘you’ with me as I walked along Paris. The vast landscaping streets which Napoleon had built for his beloved city had callously left a lonely path. It’s a quiet time before dawn break; you were there in every milestone of my journey. Whether the place is isolated or glamorous, I seek no immediate replies from ‘you’ and in this precise metonymy that I’d felt, I was waking up from all of my forgetfulness and fallen in love with these streets.
// shot by a 1960s Yashica Copal MXV Twin Flex camera, in 6x6 black and white film. En noir et blanc represents my state of mind going back to basics of Photography. Capturing public space and time with a melancholy mood. These 36 photographs were shot during my time alone walking in the streets of Paris, London and Amsterdam in early December 2008.