Hey Look! A Sneak Peek of The Paris Journal.

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Today’s a big day. Tax day. Hopefully you’re on the good end of that stick.

It’s also a good day here at Obvious State. We just sent our mailing list subscribers the first three chapters of The Paris Journal, Book One.

We pretty certain it’s a lot more fun than W2s and 1099s.

If you didn’t get the email, click HERE to join the list and read.

We’d love to hear what you think, and invite you to share your thoughts in the comments. One commenter will receive a signed copy of The Paris Journal. We’ll pick a winner on Monday morning.

- Evan and Nichole

THE PARIS JOURNAL EBOOK LAUNCHES ON APRIL 29. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS.
PRE-ORDER A SIGNED COPY OF THE PRINT BOOK HERE (AVAILABLE IN 4 WEEKS).

49 Comments

  1. Maria de Fátima Pedro
    April 15, 2014

    Wonderfull!!! Just like the rest of your beautifull work (I really love the Paris Journal) I’m sure this will also be a great way to visit Paris.

    Reply
    • Nichole
      April 15, 2014

      Thank you Maria! We really appreciate it.

      If you like the Paris Journal App, we know you’ll like this better. ;)

      Reply
  2. Gay Chisholm
    April 15, 2014

    How beautiful! Perhpas a quick fix for the longing to actually be there. I was wondering what size the print book is? Thanks.

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    • Nichole
      April 15, 2014

      Hi Gay,

      The print book is 7.5 x 9.5 inches. The paper is beautiful!

      Thank you,
      Nichole

      Reply
  3. William Charlebois
    April 15, 2014

    I’ll probably never make it to Paris, so it’s wonderful to visit through your work. I need to check to see if your third installment is out for your phone app. I loved the first two! This journal looks just as beautiful.

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    • Nichole
      April 15, 2014

      Thank you. William!

      The third installment of the app is on-hold for the moment. Lots of issues with the platform and it was limited because many people didn’t have access to the app store. Someday, these platforms will be more friendly to rich media.

      Reply
  4. Amy
    April 15, 2014

    So exciting. So beautiful. So totally into this…

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    • Nichole
      April 15, 2014

      Thank you, Amy, and EDITOR. Don’t think we’re going to miss our chance to give you mad props, my friend.

      Reply
  5. Virginia
    April 15, 2014

    Nichole,
    Thank you for getting up at dawn to capture Paris. I have given up on the idea of ever seeing it at that hour. Your photos today took me right back there. Just beautiful.
    xx
    V

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    • Nichole
      April 15, 2014

      Virginia,

      Okay, this must be remedied. Some day, we are going to be in Paris at the same time, and I will drag you out to see the sunrise. ;)

      Reply
  6. Sheri
    April 15, 2014

    So lovely. Looking forward to seeing it.

    Reply
  7. Marie
    April 15, 2014

    You guys definitely get the Best E-mail Award on this blustery Tax day. The preview is simply gorgeous and I can’t wait to hold the book in my hands. I’m going to pour myself a glass of wine to enjoy it again slowly. The laundry can wait.

    Reply
    • Nichole
      April 15, 2014

      Thank you, Marie! I am so glad you like it. And I hope the second reading is fun with a glass of wine. We are planning to do the same thing. ;)

      Reply
    • Evan
      April 15, 2014

      Thanks Marie!

      Reply
  8. Bellezza
    April 15, 2014

    Have already downloaded the lovely preview on my iPad. How nostalgic it makes me for Paris, where my wedding dress was made for me in 2001. I haven’t been back since, except for vicariously through your beautiful postcards, Paris in Color, and these “books”. So wonderful, Nichole (and Evan)!

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    • Nichole
      April 15, 2014

      A wedding dress from Paris sounds perfect! Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot.

      Reply
    • Evan
      April 15, 2014

      Thanks, Belleza! The book is definitely about creating a vicarious experience as much as possible. The ebook version on iPad will be very high-res, so you’re in for a treat. :)

      Reply
  9. Tiffany S
    April 15, 2014

    I’m very impressed and I can’t wait to see more! I have not yet visited Paris, but seeing as I’m about to graduate with my B.A. in French, I hope that will be remedied sooner rather than later.

    Thanks for sharing these chapters!

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    • Nichole
      April 15, 2014

      You’re welcome, Tiffany. Thank you!

      You’ll definitely have to pen in a trip to Paris. I still struggle so much with my French, and I always wished I had taken it in college.

      Reply
    • Evan
      April 15, 2014

      Definitely! Thanks, Tiffany.

      Reply
  10. Eileen
    April 16, 2014

    The book is beautiful. I will look forward to getting it and hope you do more. Could be a nice collection. Especially since you are putting the app on hold. I look at those pictures all the time and love the video movement in between the pages…. Don’t give up that mixed display of Paris thru your beautiful photographs and videos.
    I look forward to holding the book and the size sounds special.

    Our kids gave us a trip to Paris for our 60th birthday’s a few years back. We stayed in an apt in the Marais for 2 wks and never left the city. We’re retiring this yr and we’d love a much more extended stay. Your work holds me over.

    Thanks Nicole and Evan

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    • Evan
      April 16, 2014

      Thanks, Eileen! We’re definitely planning on a series, so many places to explore.

      Reply
  11. Lee
    April 16, 2014

    Looks great! Y’all are one of my new favorite things. I discovered Evan’s literary prints through a Book Riot recommendation a few weeks ago and ordered two to hang in my reading corner (I picked the Joyce and Faulkner ones; it was a tough decision). From there I discovered your Paris photography work which is equally impressive. I really look forward to The Paris Journal’s publication; beautiful images and I think the journal type entries are a great addition.

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    • Evan
      April 16, 2014

      Thanks, Lee. Always nice to hear when someone likes the whole range of projects. Cheers!

      Reply
  12. Kim
    April 16, 2014

    Very inventive. I just read a few pages and I’m going back for more. This is my trip to Paris. Thank you for sharing.

    Good luck with the book!

    Reply
  13. Sandy @ You May Be Wandering
    April 16, 2014

    I loved the preview! You write as well as you take photographs!

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    • Nichole
      April 16, 2014

      Sandy –

      I’ve been a writer for 15 years (my career), so it’s funny that people think of me as a photographer. I still laugh when people say that. :)

      But you should know that Evan did the heavy lifting with the character development. His acting and writing experience really brought her to life.

      We had a lot of fun working on this together.

      Reply
  14. Lydia S.
    April 16, 2014

    This is wonderful, can’t wait to read through the first few chapters.

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    • Nichole
      April 18, 2014

      Thank you. Lydia! I hope you enjoy it.

      Reply
  15. Marie Butcher
    April 16, 2014

    Thanks for the preview of the first 3 chapters. Wow, such beautiful photographs, and well written observations ! I stayed in Paris last year, and am visiting again this year. I will never get Paris out of my system, so for the times I am unable to visit your book will keep me happy !

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    • Nichole
      April 18, 2014

      Thank you, Marie! That’s so great to hear. One of the main drivers behind the project was giving people an escape.

      Reply
  16. Lesley Sico
    April 16, 2014

    Beautiful work as always, Nichole (and Evan)! Can’t wait to see the rest.

    I’ll have to share some photos from my 2009 Paris trip when we stayed on Ile Saint-Louis. Definitely a different side of Paris, like its own tiny village. And who doesn’t love Cafe Saint-Regis?

    xoxo,
    Lesley

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    • Nichole
      April 18, 2014

      Thank you! Would love to see your photos.

      Reply
  17. Lesley Sico
    April 16, 2014

    P.S. What font did you use for the cover? The “ri” in Paris just makes me so happy.

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    • Nichole
      April 18, 2014

      It’s didot. We love it too. We’re not sure if our art director formed the ri by hand or it it’s an alternate form. I will ask her. ;)

      Reply
  18. Dawn Zenkner
    April 16, 2014

    We just visited Paris for the first time last fall and are aching to go back. The Paris Journal looks like it will keep us refreshed until we go again.

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  19. Erin
    April 16, 2014

    I’m excited to read more about how Paris wakes up. I’ve been in favor of the slow wake up lately, no alarm, go for a run then drink some tea and read the news before digging in to the day.

    Reply
  20. Jules Cherie
    April 16, 2014

    Absolutely lovely. Can’t wait to buy! xo

    Reply
  21. Erica
    April 17, 2014

    Fantastic! I have never been to Paris, but I dream of going! All of your work helps with the dreaming part! :-)

    Reply
  22. EBC1
    April 22, 2014

    I’m supposed to be re-acquainting myself with some key pieces of legislation for a job interview tomorrow….but was too distracted by the “Download Now” in my Inbox…thank you for the inspiring visit to Paris this morning; I couldn’t tear myself away from the 27 pages, so beautiful! Can’t wait for the book; you take photographs like I do when I travel – small details and patterns, the quality of light, things that are often missed….I love that the narrative gives the light in the photos more meaning, breathes even more life into them. I love your work (both of you!) and can’t wait for the book. You are an inspiration!

    Reply
  23. EBC1
    April 22, 2014

    I’m supposed to be re-acquainting myself with some key pieces of legislation for a job interview tomorrow….but was too distracted by the “Download Now” in my Inbox…thank you for the inspiring visit to Paris this morning; I couldn’t tear myself away from the 27 pages, so beautiful! Can’t wait for the book; you take photographs like I do when I travel – small details and patterns, the quality of light, things that are often missed….I love that the narrative gives the light in the photos more meaning, breathes even more life into them. I love your work (both of you!) and can’t wait for the book. You are an inspiration!

    Reply
  24. Brianne
    April 24, 2014

    The preview is gorgeous! I just pre-ordered a copy, and I can’t wait to see the rest of it!

    Reply
  25. Mina
    April 25, 2014

    Looking forward to buying the book. The photographs are beautiful. By any chance you will make an android version of Paris Journal app? thanks

    Reply
  26. Jennifer Sauer
    April 29, 2014

    I love the inner dialogue — as well as the photographic dialogue. I’m unsure how I arrived on your mailing list but I am admiring your work. Perhaps I bought a perpetual calendar of Paris photos from you 3 or 4 years ago. Did you sell something like that?

    Anyway, cheers and congratulations on your book. I’m thinking I’ll be desiring the analog version for my real bookshelves.

    Best regards,
    Jss

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    • Jennifer Sauer
      April 29, 2014

      Oh! I just answered my own question. Yes! That was you back in the day as Little Brown Pen. My niece LOVED that calendar and now has it at college.

      Reply
      • Nichole
        April 29, 2014

        Hi Jennifer!

        Thanks for stopping by. I am so glad you liked the book (and that your niece still likes her calendar). ;)

        Reply
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