After many summers spent in France with my grandparents as a child, I now call this hexagonal country home. From the north in Picardie to the south in Provence, these are a collection of analog photographs taken over the span of two years.

From celebrating Les Bleus’ World Cup win in 2018 to the revolutionary marches of “Les Gilets Jaunes” it’s been a tumultuous couple of years. The gatherings and protests took place every Saturday for over a year at roundabouts and other public spaces protesting government inaction and reform and sparked violent clashes with police.

In the wake of the first wave of Covid19, summer has arrived and always seems to appease for a short while. It marks the time to regroup and come back for Fall ready to work, revolt, what have you? If one’s lucky, it’s the time to revel in the sculpted countryside, take in the heat along the Seine or the Canal in Paris, and if you’re very lucky, escape to the beach or mountains. ☀︎

July 2018 — July 2020

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