A Spring Day in Paris
Photographed by Alvin Santos
LAST TIME, YOU SHOWED US AROUND OSLO. THIS TIME, WE MEET IN PARIS. WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS CITY?
Yes, I remember the Oslo shooting, it was with my friend Sameer Tahir. Great times!
Paris is a city quite close to my heart, for its vibrance, elegance, imperfection, soothing spirit and a sufficient dose of sensual stimulation.
I’ve had the fortune to travel here multiple times since I was a child, visiting family and friends with my parents. It’s an habitual tradition that I have continued with ever since.
I'm glad to be back for another round in the City Of Lights.
WHAT PLACES DID YOU VISIT DURING THIS TRIP?
I was with my friend and photographer Alvin for a few days. We strolled around the streets, enjoying the vibe of the city. Here are a couple of places that stand out.
Musée Rodin is located in the formerly known Hotel Biron, built in 1727 by the architect Jean Aubert. From the late 18th century the house passed through various hands, before the mansion’s acquisition by the French government in the early 20th century and the opening of a museum dedicated to the works of Auguste Rodin.
Rodin was a 19th century impressionist and sculptor and widely considered as the forefather of modern sculpture, particularly obsessed with the human body.
With its high ceilings of the intimate rooms and Rodin´s sculptures, like “The Gates of Hell” and “The Thinker”, the museum houses the artist greatest works. The large-scale sculpture in the garden offers a striking contrast to the smooth marble busts inside the museum.