Paris Vignettes: More Shoes in the City

   574  
Paris Vignettes: More Shoes in the City

The Paris Vignettes series features the inspired work of street photographer William “Bill” O’Such in themed installments

As I mentioned in a previous vignette, an enlightening guided tour with Explore Paris triggered this shoe-focused theme and opened up a fascinating new urban perspective for me.   

I set out to photograph more shoes in Paris, and settled into a charming café near the Marie Curie museum. While sipping my tea, I observed a diverse array of chaussures passing by, ranging from sneakers to high heels to dress shoes. It was quite a spectacle, and capturing it proved to be quite a challenge. Subsequently, I strolled to the Jardin du Luxembourg, encountering a different assortment that included high boots and bicycles. Browsing my Paris archives, I uncovered prior instances of this theme, including a stunning pair of “J’aDior” shoes at an exposition and a couple of others captured during metro rides. Interestingly, my foray into doing a similar theme in San Francisco revealed a markedly different mix. If you are on social media, check out my Facebook or Instagram pages for more images.

Feel free to leave a comment if you’d like to see more “Shoes of Paris” themes in future vignettes!

Photo: William O’Such

Photo: William O’Such

Photo: William O’Such

Photo: William O’Such

Photo: William O’Such

Photo: William O’Such

Photo: William O’Such

Photo: William O’Such

Photo: William O’Such

Photo: William O’Such

Photo: William O’Such

Lead photo credit : Photo: William O'Such

More in Paris photography, Paris photos, Paris Vignettes, street photography

Previous Article Book Review: Good Taste by Alain Ducasse
Next Article Coffee with Balzac: A Parisienne’s Café Adventures


William was introduced to silver halide photography by his father, Chester J. O’Such, via the family’s Ansco reflex camera and home darkroom. After college, William worked as a photographic engineer at Eastman Kodak, where he began to learn the art of photography. With his first SLR, a Canon AE-1, he photographed his inaugural voyage to Paris in 1982. This early spark turned into full passion when William became a Kodak expatriate in Paris from 1995-99. Before returning to the USA, William and his future wife Ineke bought an apartment in the Marais district. Inspired by Bresson, William continues to visit Paris at least twice a year to wander the streets, camera in hand, looking for the next vignette. His photos are available for sale by visiting www.osuchphotography.com