What Else? – Olympus OM-D E-M5 with 12mm f2.0 Lens
Ah, Paris in summer. A glass of pastis on a sidewalk terrace, strolling along des Champs-Élysées, lounging at the Seine… queueing at the Eiffel tower, elbowing to the Mona Lisa, sweating through the Versailles palace.
I love Paris, I really do. But like any great city, I like it for its atmosphere on the streets, in the cafes. Its hustle. Its bustle. But a visit after an absence of two decades, meant trodding along the overcrowded tourist paths. In August, the Parisians leave for quieter realms and the tourists take over the city.
So, photographing the city and its – remaining – people while also playing tourist was my calling. Still, I wanted to use this visit to try out various cameras and lenses I had bought in the last couple of months: the Sony RX-1, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Fujifilm X100S. This was also my first city trip in years without a DSLR.