The Wednesday Shot – I lock you

On your way from the Louvre over to the Orsay Museum, how could one want to symbolize love with a padlock? After having seen a thousand art works all reminding us that love is art, that it symbolizes creation, soaring spirit, inventiveness, how could one represent it by a padlock? That symbol of ownership, imprisonment, of fear? SNAP, I lock you ! Trapped. Into the Seine, romanticism and freedom ! New lovers dream of security.

– Philippe Graton
The Wednesday Shot - I lock you
Passerelle Léopold Sédar Senghor, Paris, July 2018.
©Philippe Graton

Each week, discover an image of Philippe Graton narrated by its author. You can also find the archives of The Wednesday Shot on his site and his Instagram account


The Wednesday Shot - I lock you