Paris Color: Green and Gold
One of my favorite things about this project is seeing what transpires when I decide to focus on a color or color combination. Take this green and gold combination for example. We were walking on the Ile St. Louis one evening when I noticed the green door with gold embellishments. I don't photograph many doors these days because I photographed them to death when I first started. But there was something about this one I liked, so I snapped. A few feet away was photo number two - presumably a pipe. Ornate for a pipe, right? We walked for a few more hours, and I didn't see much else in this color palette until we stopped at La Fermette, our favorite frommagerie on Rue Montorgueil. I immediately noticed this heart-shaped goat cheese because of the - you guessed it - green and gold color palette. Cheese and doors. Doors, pipes and cheese. I love the randomness of it all. If you've ever walked with a small child, you know what it's like to stop while they pick up stray objects, admire the cracks on the sidewalk, wander into yards, reach out to fondle a flower. It's frustrating when you're trying to get somewhere on time, but you have to admire the way they look at the world. It's full of wonder and it doesn't matter that we don't think cracks or grass or rolled up newspapers are interesting. This project reacquainted me with the kind of curiosity my 8 year-old self enjoyed.