The second to last post…we’re almost through all the favorites of Paris! If you’re not familiar with this area, La Defense is the major business district, just west of the city. It’s filled with modern skyscrapers and a plethora of photographic opportunities.
This part of the city was not part of the assignment I was hired for so I didn’t make it over here until the very last day when I had completed everything I needed for the project. I only spent about 4 hours here because I was getting a bit burnt out at this point, but if I ever to go to Paris again, this is where I would spend a good amount of time photographing. There are so many possibilities and I only managed a quick tour and a handful of destinations: most notably the Grande Arch and Alexander Calder’s Le Grand Stabile Rouge. You’ll recognize his work immediately if you’re familiar with his Flamingo here in Chicago.
I know most people associate Paris with the images you’ve seen in my (many) previous posts, all that old-world charm is hard to resist. But there’s this other side to the city that’s just as fun to explore. I do love anyplace that offers lots of clean lines and geometry to play with within my images.
Just a little side note for those interested, the last two images in this post are two of my absolute favorites from the trip, especially the very last one. Oh, the clouds I lucked out with that day!
In case you don’t know where to find all the photos from the trip yet, here’s the link once again!