Even though #TPP Chapter I: Paris focuses on analogue images we still reference the digital work from the same dates to gage timeline, location and to explore the similar emotions created by the imagery. Photographer Tim Brown looks back over some of his digital images and recounts his time spent walking around Paris just before the attacks last November …
I was here for Paris Photo and as is my habit in a new place I got up early each morning to walk and explore the neighbourhood with my camera.
I made two such journeys, one on Thursday 12th and the other on Friday 13th. After the events of the 13th I have returned to my images on several occasions to see whether they had perhaps captured something of the approaching horror. I have also examined my recollections of those walks following the tradition of the Parisian flâneur.
On the 13th I noticed what I can only describe as a shift in the energy and atmosphere as I approached the place de la republique, the air felt oppressive. I felt that I was being watched as I walked around the monument and had to fight the urge to hurry away. I still have no idea what it was about; whether anything or nothing.
The following images are from those two walks.
Thursday 12th November 2015
Friday 13th November 2015