A few months ago, I made a short trip to Paris. When I look at these photographs, it truly feels like a lifetime ago.
(The color photographs were made with a Mamiya 7ii camera and Kodak Portra 400 film. The b&w images were made with a Leica MP and Kodak Tri-X 400. Developed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab in California)
Earlier this month I spent barely 48 hours in Paris for a series of work meetings.
I love that city and clearly this wasn’t enough time. The last time I made a trip to Paris was also business related. It always feels odd to be in that city without my wife. I hope to make a return trip soon — and next time I’m counting on making the trip together.
(Cameras: Hasselblad 503cw, Leica M3. Film: Kodak Portra 400 and Tri-X 400. Lab: Richard Photo Lab)
I was invited to participate in an event organized by the French government to foster an increased awareness of the tech startup scene in France. I must say I am extremely impressed. I haven’t made a direct investment here but I hope to change that in the future.
Work aside, I absolutely adore France and Paris in particular. I love the atmosphere, the lights, the food, the culture, the people and the spirit. It’s so beautiful. Unfortunately it also happens to be my first Paris visit without Lauren which is a bummer. I wish she could have made the trip.
But I did catch up with my friend Fred yesterday. I saw his check in on Swarm and a few DM’s later we met in the 8th Arrondissement and spent the afternoon walking around the city. So much fun.
Tomorrow morning I am scheduled to meet a number of local entrepreneurs and then I have the afternoon and evening to myself.