When we viewed Ben Thomas’ photo series ‘Chroma‘ and ‘Anti-Chroma‘, we knew we had to get a hold of this Aussie photographer and ask about his photography. His Chroma series has stripped out the darker details of life and focuses on a flurry of colour in everyday images, while his Anti-Chroma series does the exact opposite by exploring the darker side.
Get your freak on at Paris’ most memorable museum: Musée de l’érotisme, aka the Erotic Museum. That’s right, if you feel like stretching those boundaries and jumping way out of the box, this museum is just a few steps from the Moulin Rouge and offers an entire space devoted to ‘artistic’ erotica.
Who said Paris was the centre of sophistication? French people love their phallic-shaped bread just as much as anyone! Legay Choc Boulangerie is run by two brothers (one straight, one gay) who just happen to have the surname ‘Legay’… and just so happen to sell penis-shaped baguettes.
If you’re not into sewing, the concept is definitely bizarre: a cafe in the heart of Paris chockablock full of sewing machines. Ok, if you are into sewing, it’s still kind of strange, but Sweat Shop is one of those cutesy little cafes in Paris you just have to see, at least once. Maybe twice if you want to fix that zipper.
It might be sexist. It also might be a tad (a lot) creepy. But if someone’s going to go to the effort and create an Instagram account and fill it with pictures of cute guys (Parisian guys at that!) on the Metro, I can’t help but support the cause.
There’s nothing quite like a stroll through Paris with the one you love. Photographer Peter Turnley knows this all too well and created a photo book called French Kiss – A Love Letter to Paris, detailing the romance of everyday Parisians.
Picture your primary school. If you lived in a big city, you might’ve gone to a school that had only a small patch of grass for playtime. Maybe it was all concrete. In the suburbs of Paris, a primary school has been designed to encourage biodiversity, with an ‘elevated landscape’ for students to be introduced to nature in an urban setting.
Forget guided tours. See Paris like you’ve never seen before, on the back of a soaring eagle! Yes, just like Gandalf. In the video below, Victor the white-tailed eagle takes off from the Eiffel Tower’s observation deck with a camera strapped to his back. The next minute of footage shows us the gorgeous aerial views of Paris, as well as how majestic it must be to fly like an eagle.
Despite what your eyes may be screaming at you, these photos haven’t been manipulated in the slightest. At first it’s hard to get your head round what you’re seeing, but once it all clicked into place we bet you let loose an embarrassingly loud snort of laughter.
Instead of crossing bridges by walking or by riding a car, why can’t we bounce or flip our way across instead? This is what architecture firm AZC had in mind when they submitted a proposal to build an inflatable trampoline bridge for pedestrians to cross the Seine. The structure involves three inflatable doughnut-like rings with mesh trampolines stretched across each one, allowing pedestrians to bounce their way to the other side of the river. It also provides people two options upon reaching the end of the bridge: to exit by way of a staircase or by way of a slide.
Inside books, entire worlds and universes exist. In fact, they even contain many famous landmarks from New York, London, and Paris, literally right on their pages! ‘Another Studio’, a London-based product design firm, has created a collection of architecture-inspired bookmarks called ‘City Clips’. The three cities each have four landmarks to represent their culture and […]
One Day You Will Be My Child is a series done a few years ago by Paris-based photographer Malo featuring his daughter wearing different career uniforms/outfits. He uses the series of adorable photographs to reflect on the possible careers his child might possibly take once she grows up. Some of the costumes the then 3-month […]
As it turns out, there are a whole lot more replicas of the Eiffel Tower then I ever imagined. And none of those replicas are even in France. There are some in Texas, Las Vegas, Tennessee, China, Romania, Greece, and even Mexico. None of them are as tall as the original, but they’re still pretty […]
Metropolisson is a creative project by photographer Janol Apin that takes us on a literal journey through the Parisian metro system with clever puns and creative costumes you’ve just gotta see. Featuring more than 100 images, this series of photographs was shot through the 1990s and features Apin’s friends posing in costume in the underground, playing with the station names.