Les Mystères de Paris / Paris Mysteries is a selection of street photographs documenting the prominent place of art and artists--and simply an esthetic sense--in Paris daily life.

Taken in 2010 and 2015, the photographs capture people walking and resting 'en plein air,' often surrounded by graffiti. They offer a look at a city totally enlivened by art in all its forms.

I take inspiration from photographers like Cartier-Bresson, Brassai and Doisneau, who walked around Paris night and day, capturing life "on the run." I frame my subjects quickly and spontaneously—often without the subject's awareness.

Exhibition prints (14x20") are available for purchase (editions of 7); contact Ellen.

In addition to this series of photographs, Les Mystères de Paris / Paris Mysteries is a self-published photography book.
To preview or purchase a copy of the book, go to Les Mystères de Paris / Paris Mysteries, Second Edition.

Woman with Tiger

Woman with Tiger

Graffiti Artist II

Graffiti Artist II

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Woman in Yellow Skirt

Woman in Yellow Skirt

CitizenFour

CitizenFour

Jazz Music II

Jazz Music II

Reading in the Café

Reading in the Café

Looking at You

Looking at You

Woman Smoking in Café

Woman Smoking in Café

Poster in the Metro

Poster in the Metro

Metro Poster Hanger

Metro Poster Hanger

Gallery Window

Gallery Window

Man with Bike

Man with Bike

Man and Orion

Man and Orion

Man Outside Les Caves

Man Outside Les Caves

Man with Laughing Lady

Man with Laughing Lady

Bah! Bah! Bah!

Bah! Bah! Bah!

Looking Down at Man

Looking Down at Man

Art Students

Art Students

Musician and Smoker

Musician and Smoker