“Paris” is my longest running series which I started in 1988 while studying there. It was a time of great discovery for me. Working on my photographs forced me to explore alone, something I was somewhat reluctant to do at first. At a time of my life when I was young and self involved, I pointed my lens out and saw the beauty of the city, its buildings, sculpture, art and people.
I travel back to Paris as often as I can and still love to photograph the city. One thing I see on many of the bridges are Love Locks. Locks appear all over the world but especially in Paris. While some dismiss them as graffiti, in this case scarring a culturally historic bridge, others look at them and just see romance. In 2013 I photographed Pont Solferino very early on a cold January morning where the locks appear bright and jewel-like against the soft winter scene in the background.