A Cityscape, At Night – Iain Maloney

Where do you usually start? With a cityscape, at night. The camera rises from behind a building – typically a Parisian apartment with those quintessential, slanted, slate roofs – and gives you the whole city smack in the face. You get the tower, Sacre Coeur, everything spread out with potential: the street, the building, the room, the window of the ex- or soon-to-be lover, gazing forlornly out into the city, trying to see into the bedroom of The One.

Of course, it doesn’t have to be Paris. Any city will do. Find me a city and I’ll find you an occupied window.


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