Click to preview Random Walks, Paris photo book

We decided to go to Paris.

My wife and I are not frequent travelers, and the decision on Paris was taken with deliberation. On this trip we wanted stable accommodation. We had tiried of past experiences where time seeking new hotels seemed to consume a high percentage of our travel.

We located an apartment for rent by the week in the Globe and Mail newspaper. We decided to go in the Fall, after the rush of tourist season. The appropriate arrangements made, we found ourselves in Paris at the end of October and into November for 10 days. The timing was ultimately set by our ability to book tickets to a Keith Jarrett concert.

The “random walk” concept came to mind a number of years ago as a possible title for an exhibition of photographs of a different travel experience. The title has been resurrected to present the explorations during our trip to Paris. It encompasses day-to-day events and is organized around some
recurring themes that evolved during the 10 day experience.


About the Author

Raymond St Arnaud
starnaud Victoria, BC, Canada

The world presents itself and I observe. There are times the observation becomes an obsession. Sometimes, a casual encounter. These moments become the photographs I interpret by exaggeration or simplification.

I have been an exhibitor since 1969; exhibiting photographs, painting and prints through 150 exhibitions, primarily in US university, college, and community galleries in 31 American States; in BC, Alberta, Ontario and in web galleries in Canada, Australia, China, Thailand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States. I now publish books of current and past projects as a means of closure and completion.
My images are marketed in the United States by and are also available on

Born and educated in Alberta, I moved to the coast in 1984, and have been living in Victoria since 1986.

Publish Date  February 29, 2012

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  142 pgs   ProLine Pearl Photo Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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