We are located at a large historical square in the center of Paris. A few years back the city decided the square needed a big revamp. News that we received with mixed emotions. However, knowing it wouldn’t happen anytime soon, we thought about taking some nice photos to remember what it looked like. Of course we didn’t, thinking there was still time. Until one morning we woke up to find the monumental fountains destroyed and century old trees cut. For sure the new place will be nice, but will it be able to replace the old one?
Life is hectic and busy. It seems like the more technology we get to make our lives easier, the more stressful and fast everything becomes and there is never enough time to do everything you should or want to do. Not enough time to appreciate the things around us. Not everyone experiences this at the same level, but we all have our cross to bear. The life we are living sometimes makes us forget the small things that makes life special. Friendship. Gentleness. The beauty that surrounds us. And so we decided to not wait any longer. To look around and focus on the things that matter. To highlight what we love and share it with those we have come to appreciate. Simon Barnes aka Hotsnapz is a great photographer with the unique talent to turn an imaginable concept into a real image with the usage of a minimum of material. Above all he is a gentle, modest person and great friend. An artist to respect and a person to cherish. And a man who deserves his place in the spotlight. Having featured him many time on BeautifulMag already we have now decided to dedicate some special articles to this wonderful man. Because he is one of those things that makes life worth living for. –BM-
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