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Infrared Photos of France, From Iconic Places to Hidden Gems

For the last years, I have spent every summer traveling across France to discover the diversity of its landscapes and its natural heritage. Usually, summer is synonymous with crowds of vacationers and tourists. For this project, summer is also synonymous with lush nature, in which infrared photography works the best to reveal alternative colors.

Photographer Captures the Crumbling Luxury of an Abandoned French Chateau

French photographer Romain Veillon recently had the chance to explore a famous old chateau that represented the height of luxury in 1901. Now abandoned, the chateau in Veillon's images shows how the ravages of time spare no second thought for riches, leaving the place, quite literally, in tatters.

Paris Museums Put 60,000+ Historic Photos Online, Copyright-Free

Paris Musées, a group of 14 public museums in Paris, has made a splash by releasing high-res digital images for over 100,000 artworks through a new online portal. All the works were released to the public domain (CC0, or "No Rights Reserved"), and they include 62,599 historic photos by some of the most famous French photographers such as Eugene Atget.

Billboard Uses Tire Screeching Sounds to Photograph Terrified Jaywalkers

An unusual billboard was recently set up at a crosswalk in France to promote pedestrian safety. Whenever a pedestrian was detected crossing while the "red man" light was on, the billboard would emit a loud tire screeching sound. A camera built into the billboard would then capture the terrified face of the jaywalker.

Photography and Dodging Drunks at the Eiffel Tower

Today, we know the Eiffel Tower as the beloved symbol of Paris. It wasn’t always like this though. In fact, many Parisians were not too fond of their new landmark back in 1889 and many of them wanted it taken down.

This Photographer Spent Two Years on the Streets of Paris

Photographer Ludgero Filipe recently spent two years living in Paris, shooting tourist portraits to make money while roaming the city for street photography. The 5-minute video above is a short film with some memories and some of his favorite photos from his time there.

This Haunting Short Film Was Created by Erasing Everyone in Photoshop

It took 2 months for photographer and filmmaker Mathieu Stern to create his haunting short film "Alone in Paris." That's because it wasn't shot at odd hours when Paris' streets were empty... every scene was shot at 2pm on a weekday and then painstakingly cleaned up in Photoshop!