In November 2013 I was lucky enough to be asked to work for FOAM Magazine at the Paris Photo Fair, where hundreds of well known and up-and-coming photographers from around the world exhibit their finest imagery.
Whist I had a bit of spare time, I thought I'd explore the beautiful city and learn about the culture of Paris.
I was lucky enough to have a few days to myself whist staying in the city, so I made the most of my time by visiting the typical tourist places, including the Eiffel Tower. It was my first time visiting Paris and I'd only ever seen the tower in photographs. Even though the gigantic structure was standing there, right in front of me, because of the millions of images available on-line (some which are incredible, others very generic) I couldn't help but find myself more interested in the people visiting, rather than the tower.
This image is my representation of the current generation's view on travel. People don't take enough time to really observe and interact with a place. A quick pose in front of that big popular metal thing, stick it on Facebook or twitter to boast to people about where you are, and on you go with your day.
It would have been far too easy for me to have turned up and taken my best shot at photographing the tower which will more than likely have been produced previously anyway. Instead, I'm more than happy with my photograph of the tower, even if it is't in the frame.