Paris at night. Already we’re expecting something special. And that’s exactly what Gary Zuercher gives us in this gorgeous collection of photographs. Over a period of five years, he took his cameras out into the Parisian night to capture stunningly evocative images of the bridges that span the Seine. Using his artistic eye and sophisticated photographic technique, he created these glorious black-and-white photographs, rich with detail and possessing a clear, luminous quality.
Not content with just creating these beautiful images, he undertook painstaking research into the history of the bridges, the results of which deepen our understanding of their significance.
This collection is unique and remarkable. No one else has ever photographed all the bridges that cross the Seine in Paris in this way. We don’t see crowds of people or heavy traffic. Nothing obscures the beauty and strength of the structures, the romance and symbolism of the bridges. Shooting in black and white allows the details to shine: the architectural elements, the artwork, nearby buildings, trees on the riverbanks, and starry lamps casting paths of light across the water.
About the Author
Gary Zuercher’s career path has been quite different than that of most professional photographers. He has simultaneously combined a highly successful business career with a successful career as a professional photographer. He is also a commercial, multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot with more than 2,000 hours logged as pilot in command.
For more than thirty years he has provided photography for numerous companies and advertising agencies needing commercial images for publications, advertising, brochures, media, and marketing. During the same period he produced fifteen company and product promotional films in which he worked as co-editor and as cameraman and/or photographer. While doing this, he successfully founded, built, and developed both the WaveTek group of companies that pioneered the development of the waterpark industry and the Rain Drop Products company.
With his wife Dominique, who is French, he divides his time between Paris and the U.S.