PARIS IS IN BOSTON
This book was inspired by the Boston Public Library. Every time I looked at The Boston Public Library, I thought, "this could be in Paris. " Then, as I looked a number of other scenes around Boston, this same thought kept coming back to me and I began looking at Boston in a wholly new light.
The shoot was done 2007 and 2008 and I started to put the book together. It wasn’t until after the shoot was finished that I decided to do some research into Boston’s architectural history and discovered a tremendous connection between Paris and Boston.
My research revealed that during the Nineteenth Century, many of Boston’s most famous architects studied at l'École Beaux- Arts in Paris; so that Boston’s rich visual heritage includes many elements of the French Architectural Styles brought back from Paris.
The architect Charles Follen McKim modeled the façade of the Boston Public Library after that of the Bibliothèque Saint-Genevieve in Paris. Arthur Gilman’s plans for the wide boulevards of Commonwealth Avenue and Boylston Street were based on the Baron Haussmann’s plans for the Champs Élysées and the Avenue de la Grande Armée.
This is a photography book and whether you are familiar with the architectural history of Boston or not, I hope that the book will give you the feeling that "this could be in Paris" and that the images of both cities will stay with you wherever you go.
Prints are available from the Artist
Jack Dzamba is the founder and principal photographer for Icron Image International, Inc., a company devoted to fine art photography. Jack's photography has won numerous awards including Honorable Mention placements in the prestigious 2008 International Photography Awards Competition (IPA), the 2008 Prix de la Photographie Paris Human Condition Competition and in the 2007 Prix de la Photographie Paris Competition (Px3). Paris in Boston was released in New York City on December 4, 2008. He has exhibited in solo shows in New York City, Boston and San Francisco and in two group shows in New York City. Jack's work has also been published in two books of photography . He lives in the Boston metropolitan area. Jack’s work has been described as having a mystical quality which draws you in as if the camera were never there. firstname.lastname@example.org www.icron.us email@example.com wwwparisinboston.com