Paris at Night

Cartier's Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection Cartier's Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection

Cartier's Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection

Cartier's Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection

Cartier's Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection

Cartier's Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection

Cartier's Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection

Cartier's Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection

Cartier's Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection

I've never been trained in photography or gone to school to study it, so sometimes I can feel as though I've been missing out on all those fun and challenging tasks that you might been given in class. Fortunately I feel like I have the opportunity to practice, play around and try out new things together with my dear friend Katie (who actually did go to school for photography) who's just as passionate about these kind of things as I am. Occasionally it can feel like I'm just jumping from job to job and as if I'm a prisoner at home catching up on never ending emails and administration work (those annoying tax declarations...) and my camera can be collecting dust for weeks at times, which is why these moments are extra important to me. To get to be creative and to do what you love (especially together with friends if you're lucky enough) brings me happiness and is something I wish I could do way more often.

These photographs were actually not planned when creating this last story for Cartier but as the sun was setting and we saw how pretty the city looked all lit up we couldn't stop shooting. Photographing at night can be so tricky and it's a challenge trying to get everything to not end up a blurry mess but thanks to Katie's steady hand and some iPhone light (that got to replace the actual light that we left at home) I think we managed to make things work. Editing in black and white is also something I very rarely decide to do but I just thought it added something extra special to these shots.

Photos of me: Katie Mitchell