I want to show a side of Paris you’ve never seen. It is true that the city we know and love owns its romantic preconceptions. That’s exactly why juxtaposing that notion with a grittier and dirtier broken urban outskirt is all the more honest; that is, if you believe the whole truth often remains unseen. I want to preserve the city’s magic while also offering a glimpse of the darker realities common to all urban centers. Paris is a city unlike any other but nonetheless a city with all its maladies and misconceptions, both good and bad. This is the whole truth, and this is the city we should be portraying.