• "These bikers, I spotted in front of the Tuileries gardens. I think they were waiting for me to take a photo!"  
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  • "My brother spotted these two across Shakespeare & Co. They were already meters away when he asked me if I saw those 'That 70's Show' dudes. I hadn't, so I looked back and my heart skipped a beat when I spotted the sideburns. I ran out of the van and chased them!"  
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  • "Ada had answered an ad for a shoot assistant. Born and raised in Romania, she studied in London briefly and has been living in France for more than a year. She speaks French beautifully! I was a bit shy to ask if I could take a series of portraits of her, but I eventually gave in while waiting for our food during a lunch in Montmatre."  
  • "Funny story: I didn't know he was the guy who scolded a few in our group for blocking the path. But he ended up being quite a nice guy to me. He was flattered I was taking his photo, I think."  
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  • "I just wanted take the dog, actually (laughs). They were standing outside a biker cafe. You know how I like old cars and bikes! And dogs (laughs)."  
  • "This was taken in an artsy little alley in Bastille. I noticed the tiny dog shivering so I approached the cheerful man carrying it and motioned if I could pet the dog. Its name was Sushi, they chuckled. I absolutely had to take a photo!"  
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10/30/14 Shaira Luna’s Perspective on Paris – A Series on the City

Paris never runs out of ways to beguile. No matter the multitude of greats who’ve passed through and documented it, the city knows to manipulate one’s art to reveal itself anew.

Visiting the city to shoot a clothing campaign recently, photographer Shaira Luna couldn’t help training her lens on some interesting folk on the street. “Everyone’s a character there,” she says, alluding to photos she took of a handsome gang of bikers and a grumpy yet distinguished elderly gentleman she met at a café.

In the series she shares with NOUS, Luna depicts a warmth and intimacy with the city despite the cool fall weather and such fleeting encounters with her subjects. We can only imagine the results if the photographer’s charmed perspective were to remain longer in the city.

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