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A tryst is a private, romantic rendezvous between lovers. This was inspired by an afternoon walk taken with my wife through the Le Marais neighborhood of Paris. The recent rains created intriguing reflections off the cobblestones and so I snapped a few shots. While revisiting them later, I was pondering the narrowness of the street and imagined that the tenants in the apartments above would likely often end up becoming intimate with their neighbors, if only as a result of seeing into each other’s windows over time. A scene quickly evolved in my mind of what my imagined lover’s affair might look like. Perhaps a secret to them, but in plain view to the rest of us.

The Tryst

22.5 x 18 - Oil on Panel - Sold, Private Collection