I have been/still am a photographer, film-maker, researcher, interviewer, philosophy student, writer, book-lover, skier, cinephile, social-organiser, map-maker, renovator, sea-swimmer... I moved from Australia to Paris when I was 19, desiring adventure and photography work. I got both, and a lot more. I now have a little French family and have become a French citizen. Some of the things I love about Paris: trampolining with my children in the Tuileries; walking on the banks of the Seine; cycling during the evening as the lights come on and the cars depart; choosing a wing of the Louvre to visit each week; observing people in close proximity on the metro; the Marché d'Aligre in the 12th - rope-climbing for my children and a wide variety of food & antiques/junk; the arrival of spring and the emergence of smiling people onto sunny café terraces; the smell of sulphur in the RER at Châtelet (due to the depth of the station) and its reminder of the day I first arrived in Paris; the perfume from the mass of blooms - Daffodils, Hyacinths, Magnolias, Jonquils - in the gardens of the Palais-Royal, perfect for a picnic; the Pariscope and all the films, exhibitions and concerts it offers each week; walking through the occasional snow; and always discovering something new.