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A very small but beautiful collection. I gave it 4 stars because of the paper quality (matte) and there weren’t nearly as many photographs as I expected. They were beautiful, but a lot of the same photo but zoomed in, etc. I ordered a new copy but Amazon sent me a used in good condition instead.
Nichole Robertson is a wonderful photographer. The images she provided for this book were absolutely stunning. As much as I have always wanted to see Paris, this nearly made me feel like I was there. I wish she would publish one on London/England in general. Magnifique. 🗼
I really enjoy Nicole's work and the way she puts sets of photos together by color. It's a very clean, interesting way to view the prints. If you go on her websites, you can buy a set and have an instant collection, ready to hang on your wall that you didn't have to curate yourself. :) My only complaint with this book is that more of her work is not included. Nicole has a lot more to show than this, and although the price point was good (I purchased the digital version), I feel that the book was a bit skinny.
Paris is such a beautiful, and big city, you really do need to take your time exploring it. And slowly, like a turtle.
According to Nichole Robertson, the author of 'Paris in Color', walking with a pet turtle sets a slow pace in which to enjoy this beautiful city, and it was a fashionable thing to do in the 1800's.
Armchair travellers will love this photo book for it captures those slices of Paris that most people would just pass by or take for granted.
Unlike other travel books, Nichole has created one of "the Paris you see when you step out of the shadows of monuments." And this is what makes 'Paris in Color' unique.
Even more intriguing is the back story behind the book.
Nichole and her husband decided on a whim to move to Paris from New York. After moving to Paris, she says "everything was a challenge in the best possible way."
Being out of her comfort zone was good for her, it turned out. She was able to slow down from the fast-paced New York creative scene, and carried her camera everywhere with her. Snapping photos "of everything that caught my eye."
Ms. Robertson created a beautiful photo-blog titled 'Little Brown Pen', which features the most remarkable photographs of every-day Paris. The café's, scooters, signage, menu boards and snapshots of people, doing everyday things.
San Francisco publisher, Chronicle Books, discovered her blog and asked if she'd like to create a book around one of her themes - the colors of Paris.
Lucky for us, Nichole and her husband didn't over-think their impulsive decision to relocate to Paris. If not for a decision made over a few glasses of wine, 'Paris in Color' wouldn't exist. She says, "I guess good things happen when you follow your bliss."
The images of the colors that make Paris alive took me right back to my time in this amazing city! It reminded me of the subtleties in color and how it can influence a culture. The book was a bit more slight than I would have liked... I was expecting more of a large coffee table book but it is so enchanting and thorough that I didn't need any more than what was presented. This is a sweet confection of a book.
Love how the author of the book curated the photos for it. Plus the layout of it and overall just looking at it is a pleasure. Although the subject of the photographs could have been slightly more interesting.
I loved the photographs and enjoy them over and over. I enjoyed the way the photographer divided her work into colors. I've never seen that done before. I would have given it a five star, but it didn't include tickets to Paris!