In-between the first and second round, all France is totally absorbed in the presidential election. The tv and Internet are ringing from the various election polls, but what's probably the most interesting is going on right there, on the streets of Paris.
Spending lots of time outdoors and constantly looking for photo opportunities, I witnessed all kinds of situations and scenes more or less related to this transient situation. Thoughtful passers-by, groups of youngsters loudly discussing political issues, strangers accidentally starting a conversation around a cup of coffee in one of the Parisian brasseries... The names of Melenchon, Macron, Le Pen, Fillon and so on, coming from around every corner - it's not so common to be able to sense this almost tangible tension and excitement caused by the election and changes that will follow.
I cannot vote myself, so what I try to do is to focus on portraying Parisians in such unusual, once-in-every-five years, situation. And while doing so I keep on wondering how many of them will wake up after the election with a smile on their faces, with hope and how many with bitterness, lamentation, and perhaps with fear.