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Sonny Vandevelde is probably the most talented backstage photographer out there. Distinctively quirky, vibrant and colorful, he shoots all the major fashion shows around the globe (he was the only photographer allowed backstage at Chanel last season), and his images regularly appear in titles such as the New York Times, V magazine, Grazia, Vogue and Harper’s. For PicsArt he gives an exclusive interview with Katharina Kowalewski. When did you start taking pictures? I started tinkering with my granddad’s Kodak Brownie camera as a kid when we were on family holiday by the sea. From there it just grew. I always had a camera with me on school trips, afternoon excursions, etc. When I left school, I discovered Sydney nightlife. I loved the effort and creativity people put into their outfits for going out clubbing, so I started documenting that, which got picked up by the street press. Some of glossy…

Photographers are often chomping at the bits to visit Paris, but I’ve been living here for three years and I still get overwhelmed when people ask me what to see. There is so much can’t-miss stuff to see that you can’t help but miss most of it, but you’ll do a lot better if you know where to look. Because so many of you are coming here for the summer and fall, I thought I would reach out to the wandering photographers out there and help you crack the nut that is Paris. You know about the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame, but I’m going to try and give you a bird’s-eye view of what comes after the obvious, so you can start to find your way around this city’s endless marvels. Let’s get started. Your Morning Photo Promenade: Montmartre Having been a hilltop village for most of Paris’ history, Montmartre has…

To outsiders, Paris street art may not be the most obvious attraction in the city that houses some of the world’s most famous art museums. While many can rattle off the names of famous painters like Van Gogh and Renoir who called Paris home, somehow, outside of the posh galleries, it’s hard to imagine the art of vandalism thriving in the city’s elegant streets. Then you remember the revolution and the underclass that was never allowed in the palaces we visit in droves, and you have all the rebellion you need for a great street art scene. Welcome to Oberkampf! Welcome to Belleville! We’re exploring Paris street art in the traditional neighborhoods of the industrial poor, birthplace of the revolution and of some of the finest urban art this side of the Atlantic. Today, we’re walking through it all. It’s a mild spring day and I’m on a walking tour of Paris street…