In one month will mark one year since I departed for my month long adventure in Paris, and one of the most amazing and memorable trips of my life thus far.
There is no book or teacher in the world that can substitute travel, or that can substitute experience.
From my first visit to Paris when I was 17, I had fallen in love with this City of Lights. It was different, and that's all that mattered at first. Strange people, strange language, strange customs, yet I felt most comfortable in my uncomfortability, most alive.
It was goodbye to the world that was mine, and into the one that was theirs.
This was I think my 5th trip to Paris, but it was my most adventurous yet, as it was my first time going as a photographer. It was seeing this city with new eyes and with new purpose. I've never done so much or seen so much, as I did with my camera in hand.
It was my reason, no, more like my excuse to bare witness, to wonder, to explore, to wander every street and every structure. To think about all that I saw in the most deepest of ways, and to learn as much as I could about everything I saw and everything I touched. To immerse myself in every moment. To feel that with every photograph, I'm trying to unravel a mystery.
It took me hours to whittle down my collection of images to the ones that I think best tell my story. So I'm trying to be as brief as possible here and let it speak for itself.
This video is to commemorate my voyage, to commemorate getting lost, to commemorate the journey and the great friends that I've made along the way, and to commemorate life and all the beautiful things it beholds.
This is the record of my passing. This is me in the flow, trying to leave something beautiful.
Without further adieu,
Vif Reves de Paris | Sean Gold
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