Whenever I've traveled overseas in the past, it's been with a large group--often for a choir trip, traveling throughout a small area and singing at various schools, churches and events. This summer I had the chance to take my first solo trip, Traveling to Paris and Annecy, France.
The experience was, of course, very different, than I was used to, if only because nearly every decision was left up to me. Being forced into multiple decisions in an hour was good for me. This trip also reminded me how much I love taking portraits--my eyes kept noticing spots where a human presence would've been greatly appreciated.
What follows are a few of my favorite photos from the trip, with a little commentary along the way.
Usually when I'm shooting, I search for moments of portraits, moments of connection and intimacy. I noticed similar themes as I traveled alone, but instead of connection the moments were often ones of solitude and introspection.
I stumbled on a farmer's market in the center of town, filled with haggling residents, vibrant colors and mouth-watering smells.
The best experience came in the form of a coffee shop--much needed connection, good coffee, and a place to relax with Luke & Amber & their crew. I enjoyed a double ristretto, palette cleansing Cascara and of course, a latte. It was a pleasure meeting Julien and spending a few hours at Brumes.