Photo © Helene McGuire
Run to Stand Still
Modern day life of a historic landmark.
Centuries blew through the archways of the Palais Royal, along with the steps of royalty, genteel, intellectuals, libertines, Parisians and travelers alike, all sharing the same pavers. Whether running through the Escher-esque arcades or standing still to absorb its timelessness, there are stories in the walls you may want to hear.
To capture this image I chose to stand still, observing life unfold for a couple of hours, waiting for the right balance of history and contemporariness to occur in the frame.
Helene McGuire UNITED STATES
Helene McGuire is a portrait, street, and landscape photographer. Originally from Paris (France), she now lives in the NY-NJ area with her husband and three children. Born and raised in a family of artists and intellectuals, she went to Art and Law School, traveled the world, worked for NGOs before returning to her artistic roots. Her style blends in her life story, cultural experiences, with a fascination for people and a love timeless black and white.
Helene currently writes for PhotoBlog.
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