About the Book
The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (Little Belt Railway) was a Parisian railway line that from 1852 forged a circular connection between Paris' main railway stations around the outer rim of the city.
Since 1934 it has laid a forgotten pathway through present day Paris where in its abandon a new generation of urban explorers through the tunnels, the bridges and the jungles has grown. Each bend in the track presents its discoverer with a wholly different view of the city of lights.
Alexander J.E. Bradley hails from Australia but now lives in Paris where his irrational fear of being at street level takes him to the heights and depth of the capital. It is on the rooftops 30m above Paris, or 30m below the streets in the Catacombs where you will find him happily snapping away. Photographer, filmmaker, producer - this mustachieod chap in his early thirties has many caps, and many talents. Among his many projects is a book of photographs of “La Petite Ceinture”, an abandoned railway that encircles Paris. In his own words, Bradley's influences include, "Photography, fashion, clowns, the ladies and whiskey." One of his recurring photographic themes is a simple yet effective trick - he throws buckets of milk on his portrait subjects and captures the moment of impact. He call this series The Great Spectacle of the Milking. In the meantime, Bradley's biggest challenge is to improve his French - one day he would like to speak “like a spanish cow”.