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Infrared District: When Nature Confronts Urban Development

Financial districts are more known for their buildings than for their parks: from the Financial District of NYC to the City of London, these places are synonyms of concrete, steel, and glass, not parks or flowers.

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.

Post-Apocalyptic Views of an Empty Paris

Paris-based director and designer Benoit Millot took his camera out on March 26th at noon, a time at which the city is ordinarily bustling with life, and shot eerie views of how empty the streets are due to the coronavirus shutdown.

Take a Trip Through Paris in the Late 1890s

Want to see what life in the streets of Paris was like over a century ago in the late 1890s? Film restorer Guy Jones collected old footage shot between 1896 and 1900, slowed it down to a natural speed, and added sound for ambiance. This beautiful 6-minute experience is what resulted.

Why Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night are Illegal

You can almost never find videos or photos of the Eiffel Tower at night on stock sites. Why is this? Because the Eiffel Tower is copyrighted when those lights are twinkling in the night sky. This 4-minute video from Half as Interesting explains why.

What Do You Do when Someone Steals Your Photo for ‘A Good Cause’?

In about one week, we will mark the anniversary of the most traumatic and violent piece of French history in the last decades. On the 13th of November, 2015, several coordinated terrorist attacks took place in Paris, less than a year after the attacks against the newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

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.

Photographing Paris Underwater After Heavy Flooding

A few days ago, we had a crazy flood in Paris. The Seine rose by a whopping 6.10m (20 feet for you imperial friends), overflowing the banks, depriving people of electricity, and flooding buildings, public transports, and businesses. It was a rather destructive flood, especially for cities outside of Paris where entire towns, as I am writing this, are still chest-deep underwater.

The Striking and Surreal Photoshop Creations of Vincent Bourilhon

At just 23 years old, Paris-based photographer and Photoshop artist Vincent Bourilhon is already showing more creative chops than some artists two and three times his age. His striking, surreal Photoshop creations explore the meaning and function of everyday objects in strange new ways.