Watching Paris is the experience of a divided vision of the city, kaleidoscopic, with multiple details, picturesque angles. I sought to gather this vision “under the influence” of the eyes of one of the first great photographers of Paris: Charles Marville. These are the photos of his Album du Vieux Paris that served me as a model. My project is to look at the current city with the eyes of Charles Marville. After having analyzed the technical and thematic characteristics of the photographer’s shots, I defined a photographic “protocol”, a set of “marvillian” criteria.
Far from the school exercise, what could have turned out to be a constraint was on the contrary a creative source, as an accompaniment during my photographic walks.