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Paris – A State of Mind

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You hear it so often in a New York State of Mind. I think I am constantly in a Paris State of Mind. I have had a few projects in the US including LA and Chicago that have taken me away from my true love of Paris. My biggest project is Paris based and I am pretty darn excited about it. So for now if you don’t mind I will be in a Paris State of Mind until further notice. I hope you will join me!

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An Introduction…

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In case you are new around here let me introduce myself! I am Rebecca Plotnick and I am originally from Cincinnati Ohio. I was born in raised in the Midwest but somehow ended up with an east coast accent.

My first trip abroad was in 2003 for a semester in Florence. This was also my first of many trips to Paris. I currently live in Chicago but call Paris “home”

In 2008 I became a statistic loosing my job in the recession. I decided to take a chance at my dream job as a travel photographer. My life is not Instagram perfect everyday and I work crazy hours ( I am eating dinner as I type this at 5:30pm) I am still learning the work life balance but try to take time out for yoga or dance which I have been known to call “meetings” during the day.

I have a dry sense of humor I got from my Dad and occasionally I am the only one that laughs at my jokes but that’s ok…! Thank you for following along on this crazy adventure with me. If you have any questions about me or my job ask away!

*P.S. In case you are wondering I rarely wear heels in Paris but these JCrew heels were too pretty to pass up! I typically spend all day walking in my favorite flats by Yosi Samara. I could literally walk 10 miles in them and they feel like slippers!

 

 

At home in Chicago

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I have been home for a few weeks from Paris and I am working on something pretty exciting. I can’t wait to share because I know you all will LOVE it and as a tease it has to do with Paris 😉 As I work on this project I will be traveling stateside this month. A visit home to see Emma, my Dad and sister and I am headed to LA in a few weeks. I have only been once and I didn’t see much of the city so I am looking for tips and favorite places!

After traveling for three years I am happy to have a home here in Chicago. For so long I felt stuck creatively because I was always jumping from one place to the next. Now I feel more creative than I have in a long time. Its a bit overwhelming because I have so many ideas and they are flooding in all at once. Does anyone else ever have this feeling? Here is a quick shot from my home. I actually have furniture I am just waiting to fill my art with walls which its always the hardest problem choosing which photos will go up.

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I have a bit of a candle problem lately as I keep collecting them. Here is one of my favorites that sits by my bed by Diptyque  I love the Baies one for Summer.

 

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Valentines Day Roundup

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I have always been a hopeless romantic single or taken… I love Romantic comedies and Valentines Day is my favorite holiday besides Christmas. I have spent time in Paris on Valentine’s Day and seen a whole different side. Its less commercial, you don’t see signs of Valentines Day until the actual day or two before. Bakeries now start to carry heart shaped pastries or chocolates but I think its more because its an American thing. The French love to bring in American influences. (Burgers and Bagels are the hottest items)

Here are a few of my favorite Valentines Day Photos that I have taken over the years. Single or Taken I hope you find a little love in your life.IMG_4452IMG_7299 smallIMG_1882 smallIMG_2811 smallIMG_3178_MG_3425 copy small.jpgIMG_4835IMG_1873 smallIMG_0681 smallIMG_3326

Paris Bound…starting this Monday

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I didn’t plan it but I always hoped to be back in Paris this year. After leaving in June I knew I would settle down with a home base. Something I have struggled with for a long time. I am slowly adjusting to life in Chicago getting a little more settled everyday. But then I got an email with an invitation to Paris. Who would say no?

Paris in the Autumn Last year I left at the beginning of November ready to start my busy holiday season. I am squeezing in one last trip. 8 days which is the shortest Paris trip I have taken since 2012. This trip I am staying with family and I am so excited to see them. I am looking forward to catching up with old friends and exploring the city with a new set of eyes. It always helps going away for awhile. As much as I hate it… its good creatively to have a new approach. I have been working on a project for a few months now so there will be lots of research and photos to go along with it. You can follow along with me in Paris through instagram here @rebeccaplotnick

Paris let’s Fall in Love

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Paris in the Fall has to be one of my favorite times. The air turns crisp and the green ivy turns to red. There are so many beautiful pops of color around the city. This will be my first October not in Paris in a few years but the good news is I will be back in early November. I can’t wait. Until then here are a few of my favorite Fall images from Paris.

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Light chasing in Montmartre

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Having a home was something I fought for a very long, three years to be exact. I loved the freedom to be able to pick up and leave at a moments notice. But part of the nomadic life was that I was always thinking where I was going next and for how long. Now that I have my own space its been so refreshing to be able to focus on my work. The ideas have been flooding in like you can’t believe. I have been a project junkie for most of the summer. I have a few new partnerships coming along as well as a whole new project I can’t wait to share. It will take a while to put all together but its been fun bringing one of my best friends on for this project.

As the weekend begins here is a little light chasing in Montmartre. The whole light chasing series will be available for purchase soon. Stay tuned for more details…

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chasing the light in montmartre Paris, France

chasing the light in montmartre Paris, France

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Montmartre Chasing the light

montmartre chasing the light

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