Paris Street Photography France

Photographie de Paris (Paris photography) always exhibits a timeless beauty. The city of Paris is full of the verve and energy of life; and the streets are alive with people being people. Around Saint Germaine, Saint Martin, Passy, Place des Vosges, Montmartre, along Parisian streets like there are photographic subjects and wonderful compositions to be had.

There is an innate charm to Paris and it is no wonder so many people follow in the footsteps of many of the masters and seek to be challenged by Paris photography. A significant settlement for more than two millennia, Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities; and one of the most visited.

Iconic examples of Paris photography can be found all over the city from the Metro to Montmartre which is an area known as a place of artists, cafes, restaurants and of a life more Bohemian (this is thought to have originated as a result of the area being outside the city limits and therefore free of the city taxes and also due to the fact that the local nuns made wine so the area became a popular eating and drinking area. Many famous artists lived and stayed in the area including Salvador Dalí, Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. There are never ending opportunities to motivate any photographer to add Paris photography to their repertoire.

The city sits elegantly on the banks of the river Seine, at the heart of the Île-de-France region (or Paris Region).

Fresh apples displayed in a cane basket on Rue de Seine as the shop keeper hold prime position in front of his shop. Saint Martin Paris France

City of Lights

One of the best things about a visit to the City of Lights has to be the ease at which the city can be explored; its is a compact city (only about 10km across) and can easily be walked but, one of the best things about this wonderful city is the Métro. The efficiency by which it transports people around the city is the envy of other international cities; not only is it well planned but the beautiful architecture (mostly Art Nouveau) of the stations makes a trip on the Paris Metro a must for any visitor to Paris.