Cindy Tonkin

Parousels are carousel books about Paris. In 1989–90 I studied linguistics in Paris, and lived in the 14th arrondisement with thousands of other students. The photos are taken on subsequent visits: in the 90s I couldn’t afford to develop the film! Paris has a strong place in my heart because my long-time husband and I first lived together there. We strolled by the Seine at dawn, saw films at cinemas on the Champs-Elysees and ate couscous in student restaurants. I love the carousel book form because it not only changes the images, but each person who looks at it has the opportunity to manipulate their own view.

Photographs, paper