Thursday, 14 February 2013

Paris never seen before

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Paris is for lovers,so they say.  So let's celebrate Valentine's Day with a peek at Paris at night, thanks to a beautifully photographed film shot by Benjamin Trancart.

The film Paris, The city of Light is a time lapse project and portrays Paris in a way it has never been seen before. Created from more than 100,000 photographs taken by Benjamin and set to music by Yasawas-Amon Tobin, the film of just under 4 minutes portrays iconic landmarks in a fresh way creating an intensity and intimacy with the viewer. The film gives a surreal picture postcard perspective of the city of lights which the director says is named as such because it was “the city where, during the eighteenth century, the lights of science (with the biologists like Buffon or Jussieu and with the encyclopaedic writers like Diderot or d’Alembert) and the lights of philosophy (Voltaire, Rousseau, Condorcet, Montesquieu, …) have been lit.

Read the full interview with Benjamin here.

Where will you be celebrating Valentine's Day?



  1. I loved the film. Used to live 4 months in Paris. Eons of time ago. It's a special place!

  2. I have never been to France, but I can definitely see the allure that it has through the clip you shared. Very cool! Thanks for sharing.