After running the Invisible Paris blog for over six years, 2015 will mark an important turning point, both for me and for the blog. I have a new – and incredibly time-consuming – project to work on this year, which I hope I will be able to share with you before 2016 begins.At the end of 2014 I signed a contract with a publisher to write a book on Paris. It is not a paper version of Invisible Paris, but I hope I will be able to incorporate a little of the blog’s spirit and vision of the city. Instead, the book will feature a full (although necessarily incomplete) history of Paris, along with several essays on today’s city - and lots of illustrations and photos!
I’m very proud to have been commissioned for this project, and very excited about the research and writing (and photography) I will be doing throughout the year. However, it will also mean that the time I consecrate on this blog – which was already becoming more and more difficult to find – will get smaller still.
I certainly do not want to stop the blog though or put it into a deep sleep. I already have a proposition from a guest writer who would like to be published on the blog, and I would be very happy to feature other guest contributions in this way. Invisible Paris is my vision of the city, but I would be delighted to expand the concept to incorporate other people’s viewpoints.
I will also – when possible – publish shorter posts, hopefully replying to your ‘challenges’. I will also give updates on the book project, sharing any interesting things I’ve learned or discovered, and possibly giving a preview of what you may read when the book itself is published!
Thanks to everyone for supporting this blog over the years, and for encouraging me to continue. This blog was the primary reason for the commission, and I hope it can continue long into the future, incorporating many other interesting projects!
All the best for 2015.
Photos: as part of this project, I may be in the position to commission photos. If anyone thinks they can help with Paris imagery, please let me know!