Today we have an interview with one of the famous photographer-bloggers in Paris, Inna, also known as @frompariswithlove_photo.
– Inna, tell us your story how you decided to become a blogger.
– To tell you the truth, I have never taken a decision to become a blogger. It was natural.. First of all I’m a photographer. I see lots of beautiful places, people, special moments. And every time I am eager to share it with others and that was he reason why I decided to start a blog.
– What do you find the most rewarding about being a blogger?
– To my opinion if one decides to share on his blog what goes around , he needs to be curious ( because really precious moments and details are hiding next door and really special people drink their coffee every morning in the nearby café), open-minded and thankful in order to be able to see and accept those gifts from life.
– What would you advice people who are interested in a blogging career?
– I would tell them to look for the inspiration. Of course, following up the current trends is important but not copying on them, you should just keep on telling about things you are interested in. After some time you will meet the target audience who will respond to your posts. You should constantly look for new impressions through trips, new hobbies and experiences. And not to be afraid of new resolutions and achievements.
– Where do you get inspiration?
– Since on my blog you can see mostly visual information, you may understand that I get inspired by what I see. I ‘ m talking about day to day things, like sun rise. Or, it may also be a person who is devoted in her job, you always feel things like this.
-What does Paris make so special to you?
– Paris is special because of its’ people. Streets of Paris are silent without people. They fill it up with emotions, moments of happiness. Paris is receptive to every person and if you open up your heart to this city, it will in return tell you it’s’ stories and secrets. It will run in your veins like the water in the Seine.
– 3 most exciting places to visit in Paris.
– Oh it depends… One thing is sure- you will see this city exactly as you expected it to see. It will be a mutual relationship. There is need to look for special places – everyone will find his own places by admiring expositions in Louvre, or Eiffel Tower or siting on the stairs in front of Sacré Coeur. Or you should just forget about all those well known places and take a coffee on the terrace or on the Seine banks. It’s “l’art de vivre”, as French people say!
– How being in Paris does help you in your goal achievement?
– Since a photographe is one of the most important things in my life, I am very happy to live in this city and to be able to use it as scene and decorations for my photos, and the actors in this city are just extraordinary! You can meet anyone in this city! Really! And this is not only interesting but can also be useful for the career.
– What do you like and don’t like about living in Paris?
– I ‘ m Ukrainian born in Ukraine and I had this chance to live here for last 12 years. To be honest I have never regretted my decision , not a single day. Paris is my love, my inspiration, my treasure. It was a love at first sight. And I hope it’s a mutual love.
– What is your favourite place in Paris where you often come to and why?
– Every Parisian citizen knows that sunrises and sunsets are particularly beautiful. And my favorite place to see them are the Seine banks – from the Pont des arts up to St Louis island. The very first local inhabitants thought that the dragon lived in the river and he breathed fire twice a day. They called him Sequana, that’s why the river is called Seine.
– What is on in Paris that is worth a visit?
– If you came to Paris just for few days I advise you not to be lazy bones and to wake early in the morning, grab a coffee and croissant and go admire the sunrise on the banks of the seine. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
– What would be your advice to anyone who wants to settle down in Paris?
– Be brave, not to hesitate to discover the city and to learn French.
– If you could describe the city by 3 words, what would it be?
– If I could describe this city by 3 words these would be freedom, freedom and tolerance. What would be your 3 words?
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