Boulevard Saint-Germain | 5 am, 12-2000

Boulevard Saint-Germain, 5 am, December 2000
When you can't sleep past 4 a.m., the best thing to do is get dressed, grab your camera and go for a walk. That's how I happened on this shot -- one of the city’s most famous cafés sitting empty and quiet, its lights reflecting softly off the wet pavement. I had no tripod, so I just held the camera as still as I could and, voilà.