In the 13 days that I have been here I have realized just how blessed I am. I am truly living my dream now and it feels incredible! My friend Mika has been a Godsend in achieving this. He found me my apartment in a really nice part of the city, has introduced me to so many wonderful people and has shared the local scene so I know where to frequent. Its all about fine tuning now...
The morning of my 28th birthday I woke up at dawn to the sound of the rain. I laid in bed and enjoyed the moment before drifting back to sleep. In the days to follow I have seen a sunrise and a sunset over le Seine river with a view of the Eiffel Tower in the skyline. I have had two private concerts from Mika and his talented friends over tea and Moroccan hash. I went dancing at an underground electronic club in the heart of Paris where there was a young girl, maybe twelve, working out the beat. I have been able to visit two homes with views of Paris that made be realize that these are the moments I have been preparing for. I truly have arrived to the beginning of my chosen destiny. The summer air is indescribable here. Last night I ate dinner on and had drinks with friends well into the night. It was perfect! I have met the most generous and kind people since I have been here. Please forget everything negative you have heard about France and the people that live here.
I have been shooting a lot! I will continue to photograph music as well as fashion. Last night I went to see Juliette Commagere at the Olympic Hall with my camera. She opened up for Ry Cooder & Nick Lowe. It was a great show! I am making plans to go to London for a few days in July with a friend to see some shows and meet up with a couple bands for some pics. My fashion work study starts on July 1st and goes through the 10th. I am REALLY looking forward to this!
This week I had a meeting with Getty Images who I will be freelancing with. My first gig with them here is fashion week in the beginning of July!
I love you all. You must come visit me.