Rue Dénoyez in Belleville

IMG_0704 IMG_0694 IMG_0683 IMG_0682 IMG_0678 IMG_0675For a city so sophisticated, beautiful and uniform in its design, it’s refreshing to find streets like Rue Dénoyez, exploding with colour, creativity and boldness. This street screams out non-conformity and attitude. It seeks to be different from the rest of Paris.

A little background research revealed that this street is popular with emerging artists who choose to rent their studios here because of the low cost associated with the mixed migrant area of Belleville. While wandering this street I stumbled upon a studio rented by two independent artists from Toulouse who explained the theme behind their work and how much effort it takes to screen print every design. From the little conversation we exchanged in broken French and English, I gained a whole lot more appreciation for struggling artists who stay true to their calling. IMG_0700 IMG_0703

One thought on “Rue Dénoyez in Belleville

  1. Dear Sir or Madam,

    I’m a french student and with some classmates we are building a website about the “gentrification”, so we are very interested with your pictures.
    We would like to know if you could allow us to use the second one of the Rue Denoyez in our website

    Thank you very much for your attention.

    Best regards

    Helena Paczynski

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