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Creating a Different View of Paris: A Different Spin on a Location

Back in March 2011, I had a whirlwind 24h-trip to Paris. With one mission: to take as many photos as possible and look at Paris in a different way. Taking iconic landmarks and putting my spin on them, I didn’t want the typical Paris shots that you normally see so I experimented a bit!

I have to admit that I am quite addicted to cameras so I lugged about 10 with me everywhere I went, with lots of different films so it wasn’t easy and you have to be prepared!

My favourite cameras from the trip: LC-A+, Holga, and the Horizon Kompakt all of which you can create multiple exposures.

We did the stereotypical landmarks, which I thoroughly recommend if you want to get some awesome shots! But think outside the box! How can you show Paris in a different way? I chose to do this by experimenting with multiple exposures.

On the way up to Montmartre we popped into a gift store and they had these great little mini Eiffel Towers on a shelf, which I thought would be a great spin on the Eiffel Tower if I did a double with it. So I took the shot, got a little too close (so blurry) but then carried on knowing that I wanted to shoot the Sacré Cœur with it (just up the hill). This was the result! And it turned out to be one of my favourites from the trip!

Then I thought, why not try it again with two Iconic Paris landmarks? It took a bit of concentration not to take the second shot before we got to the Arc de Triomphe, but it was worth it!

We visited the Moulin Rouge…
And Notre Dame….
Checked out the Louvre…

I was a bit miffed that we had walked miles to get to the Eiffel Tower on our second day, only for it to pour down as we got there, but I’m actually quite pleased it did, I wouldn’t have got this reflection otherwise!

Photo by nicnocnoo

Then I got to playing with the Eiffel Tower a bit more, these are some of the fun results you can get when you play around a bit….

So what’s stopping you?! Jump on the Eurostar or a plane and create your view of Paris! I guarantee you will get some fantastic and different shots!

written by nicnocnoo


  1. jeffr


    great article! i love the photos!

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  2. itsdebraanne


    is that a sprocket rocket you used or a horizon? the inconspicuous wedding shot is amazing! you could've gotten good money off it (;

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  3. nicnocnoo


    @itsdebraanne it's the horizon kompakt, and thanks :)

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  4. aanum


    Cool i Think i Will try this out

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