A Polygamous Photo Love: The Eiffel Tower and me.


The first time I came to Paris as a tourist in 2011 I felt in love with the Eiffel Tower and I know this is something that happens to almost everybody that comes to this city, but in my case I have made a magical relation between the both of us and I’m going to tell you why.

Eiffel Tower by LACuellar

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I remember our first encounter was like those flirting moments in a bar while you’re watching a girl you like in the middle of the crowd, following her with your eyes while she moves in the middle of the people, at the same time you start also moving towards her to approach and start a conversation, you notice that she’s also looking at you, that you have made a strong eye contact while both are moving like dancing a bolero.  The crowd is thick, there are seconds when you lose her from you sight and you feel confused but then she appears again in the middle of crowd, each time closer to you and finally comes that moment when you stand in front of her and say hi and a burst of adrenaline runs strongly from your brain to the point of your thumb.

Eiffel Tower by LACuellar

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Exactly like that was my first time with the Eiffel tower, I started a walk in the middle of Paris (with no gps, I was using a normal map), looking for her and since this city blocks are not regular rectangles, while I had her in my sight in one corner, I was losing her in the next one, like in the middle of the crowd of the club, I had moments of joy and confusion while approaching her,  until I finally arrived in front of her after taking a corner in an unexpected place and I felt that burst of adrenaline in my body and our photo love story began.

Many artist have had to do with the Eiffel tower, just to mention some: Marc Chagall with his painting “Paris vu par la fenêtre”, Jean Cocteau with his Musical theatre “Mariés de la Tour Eiffel” or Elliott Erwitt with his famous picture “Eiffel tower 100th anniversary” and I could keep mentioning hundreds, plus the thousands of pictures she gets from people everyday. I know I’m just another one of her lovers, another passion story out of the millions she has had during her 126 years of existence but in my mind she has been there just for me.

Eifferl Tower by LACuellar

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I have this polygamous relation with her and I say polygamous because as I said before, she is also in love relations with millions of other lovers from all around the world, but I don’t care, for me our relation has been a private one.  I have seen her through my lens, that means through my personal way to see and that also means through my heart, which is unique and she has been always there to pose only for me whenever I want, no matters the hour, date or temperature, she’s always available for me to give her best angle.

LACuellar and the Eiffel Tower

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I’m a fashion photographer but above all, I’m a visual addict who likes to capture images that produce on me a feeling that moves my soul from its normal state and that feeling is exactly what I have had with each picture I have from the Eiffel Tower. Each one of them has that special input (the light, the colors, the people, the moment, the angle, etc) that has touch my heart, stroke my soul and move my eye to take it, because as a photographer I understand what is the meaning of capturing for ever a moment of live that will never come back after the second you freeze it forever in you camera.

So here are some of the pictures of our polygamous photo love during these 2 years and half relation while living in Paris… enjoy!

Playing with the people…

By the Seine…    

Just the top of her…

Night flirting…

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