I have always been attracted to color, to light, to beautiful details. Who isn’t?
However, it wasn’t until I moved to Paris and then Amsterdam that I found myself having to have a camera with me at all times to capture the way these cities had mastered each of these things in their own unique way. I fell in love with the richness of cultures, the stories the streets tell, the characters I would encounter, the bicycles, the bridges, the waterways, and so much more. What good fortune I had, as my walks to the market and around town were filled with new surprises every day: a unique bike coordinating perfectly with the nearby bouquet of tulips, a waving Dutch flag on a boat passing under an Amsterdam bridge, a golden glow around the Eiffel Tower… It was all so romantic and charming, I just had to capture it.
My bicycle added to the experience, as it increased my reach outside my little quartier or buurt. I found myself with an immense desire to share this beauty I find all around me in Europe with my friends and family, and eventually with a larger audience.
In 2012, I had an undeniable urge to make this happen… to share the lovely scenes I have been privy to over the years, the scenes that mesmerize and charm visitors and locals alike. The result: Falling Off Bicycles.
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