Paris streets are legendary for their beauty. But after many years of visits and living all over the city these typical images just pass me by. I am fascinated by the corners, side pockets and underground areas of one of the world’s oldest cities; their lively dedication to the printed word, the newspaper, the book and the exterior poster, is still very much alive. So, what I am fascinated with is the walls, tunnels or sides of buildings that are plastered with unique advertisements, announcements, campaigns for their creative energy as they outlive their purpose, and other messages are plastered over them. Then they become something totally new; the message is obscured but the surfaces become interesting and begin to tell their own story.
All images by Pikke Allen and iphone 8.
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