From awkward beginnings in 1994, stranded on the steps of the Paris Opera, not speaking a word of French, then returning to the City of Light many times over the years, Chicago photographer and writer Billy Sheahan tells the stories of his travel adventures and how he learned, Être à Paris, To Be in Paris and his love affair with a beautiful city.
Part photography book, part Paris instruction manual, Être à Paris, describes Sheahan's evolution from a graceless underdressed American tourist to his becoming a true parisien bon vivant.
Sheahan shares over 60 of his beautiful black & white and color photographs of Paris made during visits from 1994 through 2008 in this 116 page book.
This beautiful hardcover fine art book is printed on very high quality premium paper which brings out the fine detail of the photographs. A beautiful edition for all lovers of Paris!
Billy Sheahan is a world traveling independent still photographer, film editor, writer and director based in Chicago. His 20 year career in the visual arts as a photographer and commercial film editor eventually led advertising clients to request him as a director, feeling his unique experience of great composition and finding the perfect moment as a film editor was a brilliant combination. Sheahan has a strong visual style concentrating on the beauty of the world, be it the man made urban canyons of his native Chicago, the grandeur of the great European cities or the simple curves of a woman. Billy continues to focus his well trained eye on commercial, fine art, travel, fashion, people photography and motion projects for advertising and commercial clients as well as fine art photography collectors.