Let me just start this blog post by saying, Paris was good to me. Really, really, really good to me.
It's not very often that you can go into a foreign country, (let's be honest) not knowing the language, with little to no contacts, with just 3 months to spare, and actually make something of yourself.
I managed to do just that.
Call it luck, call it happenstance, call it the place where I'm meant to be...it. was. pure. bliss.
The sequence of events, from one point to another while living in Paris was so fluid. I almost can't explain to you why or how, but I can certainly show you some of what I did.
About two weeks in to my stay in Paris, I got a call from Marie Puleo of Paris Magazine (a new Anglo magazine based in Paris) asking if I would be interested in shooting their January feature about the "Best Restaurants in Paris of 2009"...are you kidding me?...my assignment, to photograph chefs and restaurants (some of which have a wait list months long)...someone pinch me!
It. was. fabulous.
And now that the issue is out on Paris newsstands, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite shots from the assignment.
Chef Gregory Marchand of Frenchie
5 rue du Nil, 75002
159 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, 75011
Owner/Chef Stéphane Delleré of La Cave Beauvau
4 rue des Saussaies, 75008
M: Saint Augustin
Chef Yariv Berrebi of KGB
25 rue des Grande Augustine, 75006
M: Saint Michel
Chef Aymeric Kraml of L'Epigramme and Chef Daniel Rose of La Table 28
Chef Daniel Rose prepping his famous rotisserie meal.
28 rue de la Tour d'Auvergne, 75009
228 rue de Rivoli, 75001
188 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019
Husband and Wife team, Chi Wah Chan and Adeline Grattard of Yam'Tcha
4 rue Sauval, 75001