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Two banks are divided by the river Seine. The
right bank is considered the financial and economic section
left bank, for many years, has been referred to as the artistic and bohemian
area of the city.
As I walked beside this river, crossed its bridges
and observed this city as an outsider, I started to see a
taking shape. I began to think about how this division paralleled my
own experience. I was
once immersed in a business culture of mergers,
acquisitions, quotas and service levels. After 10 years of
ebb and flow, I got out from behind the cubicle…I knew I wanted
to do something different: I
wanted to learn something new about myself. These photographs and the
various faces that I encountered
along the way narrate this separation
or split that I feel is inherent in many people. Through
from a businessman to an artist, the Seine acted
as a metaphor for my own personal transition.