In august the city of Paris is deserted, many shops and cafés are closed or have different opening hours. From the perspective of a graphic designer Karin was fascinated with the nonchalant attitude towards the signs that where put up everywhere behind the windows or metal gates. It felt like living in a countryside village, where someone quickly puts a note on the door when they have to leave the shop for an hour or so. It seemed a slightly curious approach for an annual recurring situation.

The paradox of the capital and the daily life of the quartiers.

Ongoing series

Fermeture Estivale, Observations of Paris in August, Paris (FR)

Below excerpts of Fermeture Estivale archive