It is 10pm in the Marais neighbourhood in Paris. The neon lights of a pizzeria attract our attention, there is a “Blueberry Nights” atmosphere hovering around the place, so we get in and sit at the only availabe table. Next to us, by the window, a couple of young people are enjoying a drink and a pizza. It is definitely a first date. The man’s modern hippy look is clearly calculated, we are in Paris after all. She seems shy, but not easy to impress. Bribes of their conversation get to my hear. Somewhat mundane talks, daily life, work, …. Romance will or will not come later.
I take a picture of them discreetly. As we leave the place, I can’t help feeling some envy. Envy of being 20 years old in Paris and having a whole life in front of them.
Leica M10 with 35mm Summilux at F1.4, 1/350, ISO6400