• All the cats are grey at night

    I love the night. Night is not about darkness, on the contrary, it is about light and about contrasts. The lights in the city shine as if they were stars. This otherworldy atmosphere is proper to dreams.

    Manhattan night view from Brooklyn . 2010

    Life seems more intense at night. A dull landscape during the day might be full of drama during the night. 

    Brassaï, one of my favourite photographers who was active in the 1930s in Paris, protrayed the city of light during the night. 

    A famous French saying about the night is “During the night, all cats are grey”. The night is perfect to do things that need discretion and you would not do during the day. He actually spent two years and then many nights to tame the nocturnal animals of Paris. 

    From left to right: Gang . 1932 | Avenue de l'Observatoire . 1932 | Prostitute . 1930

    As Diane Arbus said

    "Recently I was amazed how much I like what we do not see in a picture. Darkness has a physical presence of its own."

    The night in Paris keeps on inspiring artists and brands, like Van Cleef & Arpels which launched a male fragrance called Midnight in Paris pour homme and of course, we cannot forget the movie Midnight in Paris from director Woody Allen. 

    Let's experience the night any time in the future with an artistic eye. Another world is expecting you!